On Saturday, May 6th, over 400 residents delivered more than 9.64 tons (19,280 pounds) of paper documents to the Town of Smithtown Municipal Services Facility during the first shredding event of 2023. The bi-annual event is hosted free of charge for residents, courtesy of the Smithtown Department of Environment and Waterways and the Municipal Services Facility.
A steady stream of residents arrived at Smithtown’s Municipal Services Facility throughout the day to dispose of personal documents, which were then safely destroyed by the Data Shredding Service, Inc. “Shreddersaurus.”
The Department of Environment and Waterways and Municipal Services Facility provided additional support staff to assist with moving vehicles along. Residents were pleased with the service provided by MSF and DEW staff, in addition to the two trucks from Data Shredding Services of Hauppauge. Participants enjoyed short to no wait times and the opportunity to dispose of their documents safely while also avoiding the potential risk of identity theft. All of the paper material was safely shredded using the “Shreddersaurus.”
The record attendance and weight for this event was set in September of 2020, with 440 households and more than 16 tons of sensitive documents safely shredded. Due to the peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic in April of 2020, the Town only hosted one shredding event that year.
The May Shred Event was hosted at the Municipal Services Facility, located at 85 Old Northport Road in Kings Park, from 9:00AM through 3:00PM. Data Shredding Service, Inc. is a full-service confidential shredding service located on Corporate Drive in Hauppauge. The next paper shredding event is scheduled for October 21st, 2023. For updates on upcoming free events hosted by the Town of Smithtown, download the Mobile App, which is available for free on Google Play and the App Store.