SHRED IT Saturday – Manteca Bulletin


It’s junk to you, but to criminals it’s a gold mine.

What criminals can find in your trash can end up costing you well over $ 1,500 due to identity theft.

This is the average cost incurred by individuals when they are victims of identity theft.

This is why the Town of Manteca is having a free drive-thru shredding event on Saturday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to noon for residents of the town of Manteca only. No company can participate. Proof of residency is required. This can be a copy of a utility bill or driver’s license.

It takes place at 210 Wetmore St ..

Personal documents will be accepted for shredding which are deposited in cardboard boxes or plastic bags.

The line will be cut at 12 o’clock sharp. Anyone entering the line after the “last car” designated by the City of Manteca will be refused entry to the event.

The event began 18 years ago with the aim of giving citizens the opportunity to drop off personal documents that can be stolen from trash cans on solid waste collection days and then used by criminals to commit theft of identity.

Documents such as canceled checks, billing statements, old tax forms, and even labels from magazines and other mail with just a name and address were used to steal identities.

Documents stolen from blue carts still play a significant role in identity theft today, as does mail theft despite the shift to paperless documents. The police noted that criminals often pay $ 25 for a bag of this material making household and commercial documents that are a potential source of money for addicts and the homeless unscrupulous delve into trucks and dumpsters garbage.

Other recycling opportunities

offered by the city of Manteca

The city has other free recycling services available.

* Electronic waste such as televisions, computers, printers, microwaves, telephones and the like can be dropped off Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Solid Waste Division office on Wetmore Street across from Castle Hill. ‘water.

* Medical sharps as well as used batteries such as A, AA, AAA, C and D are also accepted at the Solid Waste Division office on Wetmore Street Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The used bulbs can be made to store Manteca Home Depot.

As for unwanted or expired medications, if you can’t get them to the police department lobby drop box, there is another safe way to get rid of them.

Take a zippered plastic bag, empty the pills into the bag, pour in some milk or kitty litter, then mash the contents until it turns into a paste.

The zippered bag paste can then be thrown away.

It is illegal to throw prescriptions and over-the-counter medications down the toilet or simply throw them in a trash can.

You can also get a free ferry once a year for pickup at the curb. For more details, contact the solid waste division at (209) 456-8440 between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. They will send you the appropriate forms to fill out.

The costs of organizing Shred It events as well as once-a-year trash cans are covered by the solid waste fees paid monthly by residents and businesses.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email [email protected]

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