Shred Fests Free, Open to Public
Vermont Business Magazine New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) will hold its Spring Shred Fest of 2021 on Saturday, May 8th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Credit Union’s 141 Harvest Lane branch in Williston. All NEFCU Shred Fests are free and open to the public, with ample free parking.
To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, those coming to the event should stay in their cars, wear masks, and maintain social distance from staff and others attending.
Maximum 5 boxes containing personal documents only. No business materials will be accepted. No three ring binders or general recycling, only documents containing personal or sensitive information. Items that can be recycled with documents include paperclips, staples, plastic spiral holders, rubber bands, file folders, and hanging file holders.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (www.consumer.ftc.gov), there are four categories of documents with sensitive information to consider:
1. Save forever
· Birth certificates
· Adoption papers
· Social Security cards
· Citizenship papers
· Marriage or divorce decrees
· Death certificates of family members
· Auto titles
· Home deeds
· Tax returns
2. Retain long-term
· Home improvement receipts—save until the home is sold
· Pay stubs, other tax-related receipts, and cancelled checks—keep seven years.
3. Keep one year
· Bank statements and medical bills (unless you have an unresolved insurance dispute.)
4. Shred immediately
· Credit card bills
· Utility bills
· Sales receipts not related to warranties, taxes, or insurance
New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU), headquartered in Williston, Vermont is a member-owned financial institution serving communities in twelve counties of Vermont: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor; and four counties in New Hampshire: Cheshire, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan. For more information about membership requirements and benefits, visit nefcu.com.
Source: NEFCU Williston, VT—4.16.2021