MAX partnered with Montgomery City Councilman Richard Bollinger, the Montgomery Clean City Commission (MCCC), AARP Alabama and Gilmore Services and hosted an on-site document destruction event on November 15 at Paterson Field. Nearly 29,000 pounds of sensitive documents were shredded, coming from 797 vehicles from across the River Region. Gilmore Services destroyed the paper and recycled all collections.
In addition to collecting paper, participants were asked to make donations to the Montgomery Area Food Bank, and responded by donating 2,800 pounds of non-perishable food items.
MAX sponsored the event to encourage its members to fight back against identity theft. Shredding prevents thieves from gaining access to personal information found on documents not properly destroyed.
The next paper shredding event is planned for Spring 2014.