Feb 22, 2021 4:36 PM

AG's events next week to collect documents to be shredded

Posted Feb 22, 2021 4:36 PM

TOPEKA – The Attorney General’s Office will mark National Consumer Protection Week with free document destruction events throughout the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

“Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on helping Kansans protect themselves from identity theft and stay safe from scams.”

The office will sponsor free document destruction at eight locations throughout the state from March 1-6, which is National Consumer Protection Week. Securely shredding personal documents is an important step toward preventing identity theft.

The schedule of events for the week is as follows:

March 1

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hutchinson
Kansas State Fairgrounds, Gate 3, W. 23rd and N. Main St.

4-6 p.m. Salina
Tony’s Pizza Events Center, 800 The Midway

March 2

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hays
Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg Dr.

March 3

11 a.m.- p.m. Manhattan
CiCo Park Swimming Pool, Wreath Ave. & Robinson Dr.

4-6 p.m. Marysville
Marysville Aquatic Center, 300 S. 8th St.

March 4

11 a.m.-1 p.m. El Dorado
YMCA, 300 N. Main St.

4-6 p.m. Burlington
Coffey County Library, 410 Juniatta St.

March 5

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lawrence
Rock Chalk Park, 100 Rock Chalk Ln.

4-6 p.m. Leavenworth
Haymarket Square, 7th St. & Cherokee St.

March 6

9 a.m.-Noon Topeka
Judicial Center Parking Lot, SW 12th & Van Buren Sts.

Consumers are asked to limit their documents for destruction to three small bags or boxes. Documents will be securely transported to the shredding facility for safe destruction by certified shredding companies.

For more information, visit www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call 1-800-432-2310.