People line up early for annual Shred-it event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shred-it began at 8 o'clock Saturday morning.  But some early risers got in line by 6:30 a.m.

Shred-it General Manager David Foster was not surprised.

"Five years ago, yes. Today, no. This event has been very successful," Foster said.  

This is the ninth year for Call For Action's annual Shred-it event. The goal is to help people pitch old documents while protecting their personal information.

"To get rid of all my very important papers so that no one can steal them,” one person said while waiting in line to toss their private documents.

Shred-it trucks set up in five Commerce Bank locations from Kansas City to Prairie Village, Shawnee to Lee's Summit. The Better Business Bureau of Kansas City and Kids TLC volunteer to unload boxes and bags of documents.

"I've been here since 8 a.m.. I do this every year,” one consumer told us.  

Besides protecting your identity, all this material will be recycled.

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