The Public Works Department will host a free community document shredding event on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage High School, located at 520 Evergreen Mill Road SE. Almost 10,000 pounds of documents are expected to be shredded on site by portable shredding units and then recycled during this event.
Residents (no businesses, please) may bring up to three boxes or bags of documents, each equivalent in size to a standard file storage box. If all shredding vehicles fill, the event may close early. For a list of items acceptable for shredding, as well as tips on identity theft protection, go to leesburgva.gov/shredevents.
During the event, the town staff will accept donations for a Project Frontlines care package. The care package will be sent to a U.S. military unit currently deployed overseas. Project Frontlines is a program of Adopt-A-US-Soldier. The organization has requested donations of coffee mugs to make individual microwaveable birthday cakes. Other suggested donation items include coffee, hard candies, mints, nuts, protein bars, puzzle books, magazines, and personal hygiene items. For a full list of donation recommendations, go to adoptaussoldier.org.