LA PINE, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will provide free document shredding in La Pine, Saturday. Kyle Frick says Mid-Oregon Credit Union is helping with the event, in an effort to prevent identity theft and fraud. "We had been doing our free shed events right after April 15th for years, at our branches in Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras. We didn’t have one in La Pine, and then we saw that the Sheriff was doing theirs. So, we’re partnering them to provide this free shred." There is no cost for up to four medium-sized boxes of personal documents, per person.
Frick tells KBND News, "They also do disposal of prescription drugs, and they’re doing a food drive for the La Pine Community Kitchen. So, we just try to help out and share, and do that with them so we can actually bring that service to La Pine and be part of that."
Shredding equipment can destroy paperwork with staples or paperclips, along with binders and folders, so there's no need to pre-sort. The Free Shred event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sheriff’s Department substation in La Pine. Click HERE for more details.