ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Community members had the chance to safely dispose of documents containing personal information.
The Community Bank branch in downtown Zanesville held it’s fourth Annual Community Shred Day. People were able to drive through and drop off paperwork to be shredded. Vice President and Office Manager Cindy Jackson said Community Bank wants to help fight identity theft.
“To protect our customers and community against identity fraud,” said Jackson. “There’s a lot of it out there, they can get your information, an account number, anything off of your paperwork. It’s very important to get rid of those and shred those.”
They also partnered with Muskingum Iron and Metal to give people an opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted electronics. Muskingum Iron and Metal general manager Brian Ferguson said this type of event allows people to recycle electronics in a safe way, and to keep that waste out of landfills.
“If we don’t recycle this type of material, it’s going straight into the landfill and there’s a lot of elements that are in these electronics that are dangerous for Mother Earth obviously, or planet Earth,” said Ferguson. “Give it to us, we’ll recycle it, make sure it’s recycled properly. Then anything that needs to be disposed of, is disposed of correctly.”
Ferguson also says that electronics can be brought anytime to one of the three Muskingum Iron and Metal locations to be properly recycled.