Bradenton, Fla. – The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller invites residents to safely and securely dispose of personal documents – including ID and credit cards – for free at its annual community drive-thru shred day event.
This event aims to help residents protect themselves against identity theft and do some late spring cleaning.
ShredQuick, a professional shredding company that is AAA Certified by the National Association for Information Destruction, will provide shredding services for this event.
There is no cost for this service; however, households may bring only two standard-sized bankers’ boxes, 12 inches by 10 inches by 15 inches in size. No drop-offs are accepted, and all participants must remain in their vehicle with their documents until a Clerk of Court staff member or volunteer securely places their documents into a shredding bin to be shredded.
Residents can bring any color or type of paper document for disposal. These items can include financial statements, social security records, bank records, and other personal documents that contain sensitive personal information. Plastic credit and ID cards are also accepted.
Paper clips, staples, rubber bands, labels, and file tabs do not need to be removed.
ShredQuick will not accept electronics, binders, junk mail, magazines, and newspapers at this event.
For questions regarding this event, email Jennifer Linzy at Jennifer.Linzy@ManateeClerk.com or call (941) 741-4007.
What: 4th Annual Community Drive-Thru Shred Day Event
Who: Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
When: May 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto, FL
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a local child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. Please be sure to visit our website at: www.manateeclerk.com.