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You already know that identity theft can have devastating ramifications, but what can you do to protect yourself? Routinely destroying your sensitive documents is a great start to preventing identity theft and fraud. And, shredding these sensitive documents is the single-best way you can prevent identity theft, the fastest growing crime in the United States, with more than 13 million victims annually. In an effort to help keep our customers and our community safe, Adirondack Trust Company will give you the opportunity to safely and quickly destroy any sensitive documents—up to two boxes—for free. Your documents will be immediately destroyed, before your eyes, by 3N Document Destruction, Inc., the same people who do all the shredding for Adirondack Trust. Once all documents are destroyed, 3N’s truck will return to its own secure warehouse, where they will dump out the shredded paper, bale it with other shredded papers, and ship it to a paper mill, where it is then hydro-pulped and recycled. If you’re wondering what you should shred, a good rule of thumb is to destroy anything with

  • A signature (e.g., receipts)
  • An account number (e.g., bank statements, cleared checks, old credit or debit cards)
  • A Social Security Number (e.g., old taxes or passport applications)
  • Medical or legal information (e.g., insurance claims or medical bills)
  • Credit offers (e.g., those pesky junk-mail promotions)

At this event, we will accept up to two boxes of your sensitive papers* (white or color), carbon paper, file folders, old checkbooks, old credit or debit cards, plastic ID cards, staples, and paper clips. Please do not bring non-sensitive documents like newspapers and magazines or plastic bags, as they tend to fill the shred truck quicker. We also will not accept the following items:

  • Paper: telephone books, hardcover books
  • Trash: food waste, bottles, glass, cans, inks, dyes, paints
  • Metals: three-ring binders, lever-arch binders, hanging folders, large bulldog clips, license plates
  • Plastics: plastic bags and packing materials, computer discs, CDs, DVDs, backup tapes, video tapes, transparencies, ID badges, driver’s licenses, microfiche, microfilm, x-rays
  • HAZMAT: biochemical waste, needles, toxic substances, flammables, explosives
  • Electronics: computer, printer, television, tablets, phones, and photocopier parts

Our next Shred Day

DATE Saturday, May 18, 2024
TIME 10a.m.–12 p.m.
LOCATION Mabee Building West End Parking Lot
31 Church Street, Saratoga Springs


  • Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Saratoga Springs
  • Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.., in Queensbury
  • Saturday, September 7, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Saratoga Springs

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What is Shred Day? >

Bring your sensitive paper documents—mail, old receipts, files, bills, etc.—to our Mabee Building’s West End Parking Lot to be safely and securely destroyed by 3N Document Destruction, Inc., on site as you watch.

What can I bring? >

Bring with you up to two boxes of your sensitive papers (white or color), carbon papers, file folders, old checkbooks, staples, and paper clips.

How much does Shred Day cost? >

Shred Day comes at no charge to you! We are happy and excited to provide a service to our community that can cut down on identity theft, encourage responsible document destruction, and help clear out your files.

What happens to the shredded documents? >

3N Document Destruction’s truck will return to their own secure warehouse, and will dump out the shredded paper, bale it with other shredded papers, and ship it to a paper mill, where it is then hydro-pulped and recycled.

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Did you know??

Shredding your sensitive documents doesn’t only help you—it also helps your environment! Did you know that only 100-200 pounds of paper would be the equivalent of one tree? Your shredded documents become recycled pulp, which helps save trees, energy, landfill space, water, and your Earth. Earth Day is April 22, so this is a good reminder to be stewards of our land and our community—we only have one world! We are so excited to show you what we can do for our community—and we look forward to seeing you at our Community Shred Day.

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*Once a shredder truck is full, we are unable to accept further material for destruction. Our shred events are on a first-come, first-served basis.