Got personal stuff to get rid of but worried about identify theft?
Pembroke might be able to help. The city is providing free shredding of documents, CDs and credit cards from 9 a.m. until noon April 25 in the First Baptist Church parking lot on Highway 67.
“It’s open to all residents of Pembroke and North Bryan,” Pembroke Downtown Development Authority Director Sharroll Fanslau said. “It’s in conjunction with Georgia Cities Week and the Great American Cleanup Day.”
Fanslau said Savannah-based Shredex will do the shredding. The service is limited to 10 boxes per household, and businesses aren’t invited.
The shredding will take place in front of customers, who can pull in to the parking lot and have the boxes unloaded by volunteers.
“They’ll sign an authorization form allowing us to shred, we’ll pick up the boxes, dump them and then they’ll be able to stay there and watch while it’s shredded to see it’s been taken care of,” Fanslau told City Council members at Monday’s meeting at City Hall.
The event is sponsored by Keep Pembroke Beautiful, the Downtown Development Authority and the city, as well as Pembroke Advanced Communications, which is providing a dumpster for the disposal of electronics and computers.
Those items will be “cleaned and disposed of properly,” Fanslau said.
In addition, for a fee, the city will pick up large debris.
In other business Monday, City Council:
• Learned that the Pembroke Fire Department got a new emergency response vehicle for $100.
“We went to Virginia last Wednesday to pick up a 1989 rescue truck,” Pembroke Fire Chief Peter Waters told council members.
• Met new police officers Eric McElveen and Arthur Outlier, who bring the city’s full-time police force up to 10.