Free Community Shredding Event June 17


(WWLP) – On Friday, June 17, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to a free community shredding event on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.

22News and Eastern States Exposition are sponsoring the event and Proshred trucks will be on hand to perform the shredding.

Any unwanted paper documents containing personally identifiable information or financial documents should be shredded. There will be a limit of five boxes per vehicle, and items such as paper clips, staples, rubber bands, kraft paper folders and window envelopes do not need to be removed prior to shredding. Three-ring binders, wrapping or packing materials, and anything that is not of a confidential nature should not be brought to the event to be shredded.

Those attending the shredding event are also encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Open Pantry emergency food pantry.

All vehicles must enter the Eastern States Exposition grounds through Gate 9 for the event. Anyone using a GPS for Gate 9 should use 875 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA as their destination address.

The Community Shredding Event is a community service project carried out as part of the Nexstar Media Group Founder’s Day of Caring activities. Nexstar is the parent company of WWLP. Nexstar Media Group celebrates its anniversary each year by carrying out community service projects in each Nexstar television market.

WWLP-22News is an affiliate of NBC that provides local news, network, syndicated and local programming to Western Massachusetts. The station also provides superior digital coverage of breaking news and weather through its WWLP.com website and on all mobile devices. WWLP 22.2 is the home of The CW Springfield. In addition to CW network programming, 22News airs nightly at 10 p.m.

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