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The 2014 schedule of AMA Shredding Events will be announced in March of next year.
We hosted over 19 shredding events in 2013 where 10,968 people shredded a total of 212 tonnes of documents. Albertans outdid themselves once again setting a new record of $19,204 in cash donations and 10,660 lbs. of food raised for food banks across the province! Way to go!
If all of the personal documents we've shredded were boxed and stacked one atop the other, the stack would be over 40,000 feet tall! Learn more neat facts with our Shredding Infographic.
If you need to have more immediate shredding service completed, there are several companies that will provide you this service year-round on a fee basis. You can check the local yellow-pages under ‘paper shredding' or contact one of our community shredding partners below:
|Lethbridge||Lethbridge Mobile Shredding
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing fraud-related crimes in Canada. Your identity can be stolen if your credit card statements, bank statements and tax forms fall into the wrong hands. One of the best ways to protect your identity is by properly destroying all personal documents, particularly those containing identifying information such as:
AMA's Free Shredding Events are your opportunity to bring up to 6 boxes of personal documents for safe and immediate destruction and to learn other tips for preventing identity theft. Events occur at AMA centres across the province and are open to both members and non-members. We do not charge a fee for this service, however we will be accepting a non-perishable item for the local food bank.
For more information on shredding events, contact our Crime Prevention Coordinator by email at email@example.com.
AMA’s shredding events are for destroying personal documents and computer media only. At this time, we are unable to accommodate business documents.
As shredding events have become more popular with each passing year, it has become necessary to set a limit on the amount of shredding per person in order to provide the service to all who come. There is now a per person limit of 6 boxes of documents weighing no more than 20lbs (if you bring more than 6 boxes, you will be asked to step aside after the first 6 boxes until we have served the others who are waiting).
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Please ensure that your documents are properly prepared for shredding:
Reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft and other fraud-related crimes.
Properly dispose of all documents with personal information, such as:
Items you should shred -
Monthly or every year:
After eight years:
To ensure your valuable documents and keepsakes are safe, consider renting a safe deposit box or other secure means of protecting these items outside your home. Depending on your circumstances, a fireproof home safe may also be a suitable option.
Documents and records you should NEVER shred:
Don’t shred until they expire:
Think twice before shredding any documents listed above if a legal conflict has arisen or may arise. For example, if you were involved in a vehicle collision, you should consider keeping all documents that relate to the incident in case of a lawsuit, since legal action can be initiated up to 10 years after an event occurs.