Start Shredding the News
First Market Bank and its partners are offering Richmonders a chance to recycle old electronics and prevent ID theft through a free personal document shredding service.
WHO: Any Richmonder with old electronics or personal documents (letters, financial statements etc.) that they would like to clean out from their attic, garage or closet.
WHAT: First Market Bank and Ukrop’s Supermarkets this spring are partnering with the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority and Henrico County to bring several electronics recycling events to the Richmond area. The Electronics Recycling Event provides a safe and free (or low cost) way for Richmonders to dispose of information that could put your identity at risk or dispose of devices that may contain dangerous chemicals. Participants may also enter to win a $100 gift card.
Free Shredding Services for Richmonders
In addition, on Saturday, April 25, First Market Bank is sponsoring a “Spring Greening Day” for Richmonders to shred their personal documents and financial statements. Spring Greening Day is part of First Market Bank’s focus on educating and protecting its customers from identity theft.
The mobile shred truck is equipped to rapidly destroy documents that then are compacted into a locked storage area, mixed with other destroyed documents and recycled when possible. Participants will receive a certificate indicating that their documents have been permanently and completely destroyed. First Market Bank is not able to provide free shredding services to businesses during this event.
The following is a list of accepted items and any associated fees:
• Televisions – Plastic – $5, Wood-encased – $10
• Computer monitors – $5
• Computers systems – FREE (Hard drives will be shredded or destroyed.)
• Accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.) – FREE
• Printers, scanners & copiers – FREE
• Telephones & cell phones – FREE
• Fax machines – FREE
• VCRs and camcorders – FREE
• Stereos and microwaves – FREE
For more details, please call the Recycling Hotline at 340-0900 or visit www.cvwma.com
WHEN: Saturday, April 25
Electronic Recycling 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Free Shredding Services 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: First Market Bank at 3460 Pump Road (in the parking lot of the Ukrop’s at Short Pump)