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Community Shred Day is May 16

PATASKALA – Stacks of old bank statements, bills and personal papers that are collecting dust around the house could actually benefit patients at Licking Memorial Health Systems.

The Park National Bank (PNB) and Shred-it are hosting a Community Shred Day on Saturday, May 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, to provide free shredding and recycling services to the public. Proceeds will be donated to Licking Memorial Health Foundation to be used toward new equipment, programs and expanded services at LMHS.

On Community Shred Day, the public is invited to bring paper items to the Pataskala office of PNB located in the Kroger Center on Ohio 16 for immediate shredding. Truck-mounted equipment from Shred-it will perform the shredding on-site, cross-cutting the documents and materials to pieces no larger than 5/8 inch in size much like paper confetti. All the shredded materials will be recycled.

Items that can be accepted for shredding include paperwork, receipts, tax and medical records, newspapers, magazines, CDs, floppy disks and VHS cassettes. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed; however, papers must be removed from notebooks and binders. No more than five standard-sized boxes will be accepted per household. The event is aimed for households; materials from businesses or organizations will not be accepted.

As a drive-thru service, PNB staff members from our Pataskala branch available to unload the items. If the items are in cardboard boxes or paper bags, everything can be shredded. Participants can witness the shredding process.

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