Harter’s offering free document shredding to help protect identities

Criminals can take the smallest piece of information about you and use it to steal your identity.

That’s why security experts say it’s important to shred sensitive documents like tax records or bank statements when you don’t need them anymore.

To help people safely get rid of those items, Harter’s C-Cure-It Data Destruction is offering free shredding for up to 100 pounds of documents.

Any items dropped off on Friday or Saturday will be shredded immediately and eventually pulped and recycled into new paper.

“We believe very strongly in the secure handling of confidential records and the proper destruction of them,” said Matt Harter. “We don’t want to see anyone in the community be the victim of identity theft or any other type of inappropriate action.”

Harter’s offered the free shredding between 8 a.m. and Noon on Friday, and will be doing it again Saturday between those same hours.

All you have to do is take the documents you want shredded to their facility on Larson Street in La Crosse’s industrial park.