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More Than 40,000 Pounds of Unwanted Documents Shredded on Shred Day in Yakima & Tri-Cities

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NBC RIGHT NOW - All day Thursday people in Yakima and the Tri-Cities were able to shred unwanted documents during our Shred Day event.

NBC Right Now partnered with CI Shred, Numerica Credit Union and Yakima Health Services to offer the free all day event.

CI Shred says in the Tri-Cities we collected 21,400 pounds of old bills, credit card statements, and paperwork. In Yakima that total was 18,8000 pounds. All of which was shredded and sent off to be recycled.

We did have a chance to catch up with some of the people dropping off those documents, one mother and daughter told us they left old bills and documents pile up in their home for years, because they didn't know how to safely dispose of them.

They told us it wasn't until they heard about Shred Day and spoke with their financial advisor that they were pointed in the right direction.

"I've had documents since 1972 and I didn't know how long I should keep them until I talked with my financial advisor and he showed me what I should keep and what I could shred," Debbie Glidden told us.

Now all those old papers and bills they had lying around for years are shredded and gone. They told us they're happy they saw so many people come out and take advantage of the safe document disposal day.