Document shredding event to be held Saturday for Madison County residents

By Paul Ploumis

CANASTOTA — The Madison County Department of Solid Waste will host a document shredding event in Hamilton.

The Department of Solid Waste invites Madison County residents to attend, making sure to follow necessary safety precautions — staying in your vehicle at all times and putting the materials to be shredded in a location where the event staff can easily access them.

The shredding event will be Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Parry’s parking lot, 100 Utica Street, Hamilton.

Residents can bring a maximum of four filing boxes per vehicle of personal and confidential documents to be shredded. This limit will be enforced to ensure as many people as possible can be served.

Material should be loose in boxes or paper bags and easily accessible in the back of the vehicle.

Empty boxes will be returned to the vehicle. Residents are asked to not put items in plastic bags. Bank statements, medical paperwork and documents with personal information such as social security numbers, credit card information and account numbers are ideal for shredding. Junk mail, magazines, phone books or other envelopes with only the home address should go directly into the paper recycling bin.

Business waste will not be accepted.

“We are excited to provide another shredding opportunity to our community who rely on these events for secure disposal of their confidential documents,” said Madison County Recycling Coordinator Kristin Welch.

“The material collected will be recycled into other paper products. Residents will be able to protect their personal information and, at the same time, help us rethink waste here in Madison County,” she added.

Visit for more information on the department’s special programs or follow their Facebook page at Madison County Solid Waste & Recycling.