Free Document shredding for our patrons.
You can now shred your confidential documents at the library for free!
The Auburn Hills Public Library now has a locked container for collecting confidential documents. All you have to do is drop the documents you would like to be shredded into the secure container, and we will take care of the rest! We ask that you bring 1 shopping bag or box of papers a month to allow everyone access to this service. ONLY put in items that have sensitive information like bank accounts, tax info, and social security numbers. This is not intended for house cleanouts or getting rid of junk mail. Thank you.
You place your documents in the locked container inside the library. The container is collected from the library on a regularly scheduled basis by Shred-it, a National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) certified organization.
A Shred-it Service employee takes the container to their location in their secure trucks. Neither the library nor Shred-it Service ever sees the documents inside the secure containers. After the documents are shredded, the confetti-sized pieces are recycled.
What items are suitable for shredding?
This new service is designed for individual use. Not for business use.
- Personal billing records
- Contact lists
- Credit card receipts
- Financial reports
- Legal briefs and documents
- Medical records
- Memos/notes containing personal information
- Payroll and employment documents
Shred-it shredding will issue and provide the Library with a certificate of destruction after each bucket is picked up.