Shredding events are common in Chicago and cities across the U.S. They offer an opportunity for community members to come together and safely shred their documents while raising awareness on the importance of information security. Companies and organizations throughout Cook County sponsor shred events to help keep their local communities safe, secure, and aware.
What is a Cook County Shred Day?
A shred day (also called a shred event) is when a mobile shredding truck comes to a particular location and shreds the paperwork of individuals from around the community. These events are sponsored by companies, non-profits, and other organizations throughout the Chicago metro area who pay to have a paper shredding truck stop at a location for several hours.
These events are typically open to the general public, although the rules are established by the company who organizes the event. An average event lasts 2-3 hours and is typically held on a Saturday morning at a central, public location.
Why Host a Shredding Event in Chicago?
Shred events are held for a variety of reasons. While the main priority of a shred event is to raise awareness on information security and help community members shred their confidential files, many events are fundraisers to help raise money for a local cause. The organization hosting the event also gains positive exposure in the community. The shred event host gets a chance to interact with local community members while helping them keep their private information secure.
Looking to Attend a Shred Event in Chicago?
Shred days happen in cities throughout the U.S. year-round. If you are interested in attending a shred day in your community, contact your local municipalities. It’s common for police stations and banks to host shred days, so reach out to your local institutions and ask when the next event will be.
Host a Shred Day in your Chicago Neighborhood
Interested in hosting a shred event in Chicago? Call us at (847) 978-4918 or fill out the form on the left and we will help you get started. We’ll help you schedule a shredding truck and offer extensive marketing support to ensure your shred event is a success.