When I lost power during the October snowstorm, the sump pump stopped working and water backed up into a filing cabinet I had in the basement. The stuff in the bottom drawer had been put there because it needed to be shredded, but I never found the time to feed the stuff page by page into my punky little home machine. So I was pleasantly surprised, when I went to the Verona PostNet the other day, to discover that they now have a super-size shredder. And Scott and Ed Harrington are running a special on shredding.
While you can take lots of old paper to the mixed-paper dumpster at the Verona Recycling Center, many records should be shredded first to prevent the theft of sensitive information, like old bank and credit card statements, and business records. Shredding can be a good tool in stopping identity theft before it starts.
The shredder at PostNet can render all of these documents unrecognizable, as well as computer discs, DVDs, credit cards and the credit card offers offers that you get in you junk mail. So if you print this story and take it to the Harringtons, they will charge you $1 for your first pound of shredding and half off on your second. Just click on the little printer icon above the headline.
PostNet is located at 281 Bloomfield Avenue, in the same shopping plaza as the 7-11. It is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.