October 23: Better Business Bureau Of Oregon's Secure Your ID Day | Lake Oswego, National Protect Your Identity Week


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Saturday, Oct. 23 is Secure Your ID Day

National Protect Your Identity Week is here; and Better Business Bureau is hosting a free shredding and recycling event to help prevent identity theft. BBB's Secure Your ID Day is on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quantum Resource Recovery, Inc., 2700 N.W. Front Ave in Portland, Ore.

Attendees can drive up and drop off unwanted documents, old cell phones, and a variety of other recyclables.

  • Shred-it will shred unwanted paperwork on-the-spot. 100 percent of materials will be recycled. No cardboard or three-ring binders please.
  • The Wireless Alliance will accept old cell phones. Data will be removed before phones are recycled.
  • Quantum Resource Recovery will buy metals, paying 2¢ to $3 per pound based on the commodity. Metals, computer monitors*, electronics and a variety of other items will be recycled for no cost. Printers and large copiers can be recycled for a small fee. Hazardous substances, batteries, ballasts, oil filled parts, oil filled compressors, compressed air/gas tanks, explosives, ammunition, broken cathode ray tube CRT screens, glass and wood will not be accepted.

For more information about BBB's Secure Your ID Day and to learn how to wipe information from phones on your own, please visit: www.oregon.bbb.org/secure-your-id. Thank you to BBB's partners: Quantum Resource Recovery, Shred-it, and Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions.

About BBB Foundation:
BBB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating consumers about marketplace issues. BBB Foundation also helps inform donors and suggests standards for charitable organizations. BBB Foundation is an affiliate of Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to advance marketplace trust.