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Shred your unneeded paper records at Austin Fall Shred Day Nov. 4

Nicole Villalpando
Know what to keep and what to bring to Fall Shred Day on Nov. 4.

Shred Day is coming! The Austin chapter of ARMA (which officially stands for Association of Records Managers and Administrators) is having it’s Fall Shred Day, Nov. 4.

Why is this so exciting? You can box up all of your old records that you no longer need, but have sensitive information contained in them, and Austin ARMA will shred those documents for you.

Stop by 8 a.m.-1:30p.m. at Shred-It’s facility in South Austin, 4129 Commercial Center Drive. If you choose the express lane option, you place your documents on a truck that is secured. Your documents get shredded within 72 hours.

Or you can choose the Mobile Shred Units, and shred your documents right then and there, but be prepared to wait around.

Documents must be:

1. Only dry paper documents

2. Packed in cardboard boxes with fitted lids or securely closed box flaps

3. The boxes cannot be any larger than 2 feet by 2 feet by 3 feet.

4. You cannot have any hard plastics, plastic bags, electronic media, batteries or three-ring binders.

Donations are accepted and half go to the local chapter and half to Operation Turkey, an organization that provides warm holiday meals to families in need.

Find more specifications and information at

What should you keep and for how long?