September 12, 2022, Tyler, TX – Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) will be
hosting three “Secure Your ID” shredding events in October to help consumers and businesses securely
destroy documents and help prevent identity theft. These services are provided for FREE and attendees are encouraged to bring paper documents thatcontain personal and/or financial information to be destroyed.
The events will take place in Lindale, Jacksonville, and Longview. Locations, times, and dates are as follows:
Lindale: Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 AM – Noon
Lindale Chamber of Commerce – 205 S. Main
Jacksonville: Saturday, October 15, 9:00 AM – Noon
UT Health Olympic Center – 501 S. Ragsdale Street
Longview: Saturday, October 22, 9:00 AM – Noon
Drug Emporium – 2321 W Loop 281
No boxes will be accepted.
“We want to give businesses and the community the opportunity to safely discard any documents which
contain personal information,” Coleman Swierc, Communications Manager for BBB in Central East Texas
said. “This is a quick and easy way to make sure your information is not compromised, and we are so
happy to offer the services to consumers and businesses across East Texas.”
BBB held their annual “Secure Your ID” day in April at the Tyler offices, which totaled more than 33,000
pounds of documents being securely destroyed along with thousands more in electronics.
Shredding trucks and volunteers will be on hand to assist participants and hand out information on
identity theft protection.
All attendees must remain in their vehicles during the event.
BBB has partnered with Ark-La-Tex Shredding, Shred-It, Drug Emporium, The City of Jacksonville, and
The Lindale Chamber of Commerce to bring these events to the public, FREE of charge.