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Residents upset-waiting on line for mobile shredder, after long wait they were told they can't shred
Release Date: March 28, 2015

Westchester County provides residents with a popular service--a mobile shredder. The shredder visits different municipalities each month. It's a very popular service --lots of people wait on long lines to shred their documents. Although I'm in Florida today thru Thursday visiting my in laws-- I received a number of e mails from frustrated residents who waited on long lines, only to be told that the mobile shredding truck was fill and they could not be served.

This is a county program, not a town program. I'm writing to the county and will ask that they do a better job publicizing the fact that this is a first come, first serve program.  Two suggestions: more signs in advance of the mobile shredding dates advising people to come early. A 2nd suggestion: letting people pre-register for the service.

PAUL FEINER

Dates of future shredding around county below

A sample of letter I received from resident who was turned away

 

 

2015 Mobile Shredder Events Calendar

3/28 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greenburgh Town Hall
177 Hillside Ave.
4/4 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. City of Rye City Hall
1051 Boston -
Post Rd.
4/11 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers Roosevelt HS
631 Tuckahoe Rd.
Otsego Rd. Entrance
4/18 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastchester 1 Gabriel - 
Rescigno Dr.
Scarsdale
4/22 Wed. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cortlandt Town Hall
1 Heady St.
4/24 Fri. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mount Kisco Fox Senior Center
198 Carpenter Ave.
4/25 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Harrison

MTA Lot
Harrison Ave. at
Halstead Ave.

5/2 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mamaroneck

Harbor Island Park
123 
Mamaroneck Ave.

5/9 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mt. Vernon Municipal Lot
S. 5th Ave.
at W. 2nd St.
5/11 Mon. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mount Pleasant Recreation Center
125 Lozza Dr.
5/16 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers Yonkers High School
150 Rockland Ave.
5/16 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Croton Earth Day Event
Croton Point Park

1A Croton 
Point Ave.
5/23 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Rochelle Police Station
515 North Ave.
5/30 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hastings-on-Hudson Zinsser Parking Lot
134 Southside Ave.
6/5 Fri. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yorktown

363 Underhill Ave.

6/6 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Larchmont/
Mamaroneck
Maxwell Ave.
Larchmont
6/13 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greenburgh Town Hall
177 Hillside Ave.
6/17 Wed. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers Murray Skating Rink
348 Tuckahoe Rd.
6/20 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Montrose Hen Hud Library
185 Kings Ferry Rd.
6/27 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tarrytown Parking Lot
Green St.
7/11 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hastings-on-Hudson Zinsser Parking Lot
134 Southside Ave.
7/18 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers Emerson 
High School
7/25 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Rochelle Police Station
515 North Ave.
8/8 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mt. Vernon Municipal Lot
S. 5th Ave.
at W. 2nd St.
8/14 Fri. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers Murray Skating Rink
348 Tuckahoe Rd.
8/15 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sleepy Hollow 28 Beekman Ave.
8/22 Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Peekskill City Hall
828 Main St.
8/29 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tarrytown Parking Lot
Green St.

Since its unveiling, thousands of residents have brought their confidential papers to be shredded and hundreds of tons of paper have been recycled. Can't make a Mobile Shredder Event date? No problem! Check out our Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) where residents can bring their documents for shredding, as well as hard-to-get-rid-of household chemicals and other materials.   

Bring the shredder to your community
Contact your local municipality if you would like to have the Mobile Shredder come to your neighborhood. Municipal departments who want to schedule a ‘shred-a-thon’ can e-mail us with the request at wcdef@westchestergov.com .

Kinds of documents to shred
Remember, it's best to shred documents you're no longer using, that contain personal identifying information such as name, address, phone number, credit card number or social security number. Such documents should be shredded before they are thrown out for recycling. Some examples are:

  • expired credit card statements and receipts
  • old tax returns or any other personal documents containing you name, address or other identifying information.
  • pre-approved credit card applications
  • licenses

As this service is gaining in popularity, residents should be prepared to wait as lines are sometimes long. However, the wait doesn't have to be that long. Come prepared. This means you've removed all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and placed the papers loosely in a box. Hard covers – cardboard or plastic covers on items such as ledger books, marble composition books and hard-cover books – cannot be shredded and will be turned away. Residents must rip pages out from hard cover books for shredding and throw the covers in their regular household trash. Up to four boxes of papers are allowed for shredding.

For more information about identity theft, call the Dept. of Consumer Protection (914) 995-2155. For questions about recycling, call (914) 813-5425, the Recycling Helpline.

 
 
 
Paul,
My husband and I were at Town Hall for the shredding event today.
We arrived at 11:00 am and waited in the long line for an hour to get onto the site.
Just as we got off the street at 12:00 pm and onto the parking lot, the person letting cars in said we were the last to get in and shut down the event.
We waited an additional 15 minutes with our car burning gas (1/4 tank) all the time.
As we got closer, someone else came along and said the truck was full and there would be no more shredding today.
On the town website, the event was advertised from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.  
Many, many people were turned away today.  Seems better planning is in order.  It is aggravating to sit in a long line burning gas for over an hour and then be told it was for nothing.  Provide another truck, or limit the hours so time, gas and energy are not wasted just waiting. 
I am sure everyone that was turned away had already spent hours getting the material together to be shredded.
I know a better job can and should be done going forward.  This was just to frustrating.
 
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