ARLINGTON, TEXAS, April 11, 2014 — Whether it’s dusty stacks of old pay stubs, mortgage or credit card statements, tax forms or utility bills, the threat of identity theft these days makes letting go tough.

That’s why Texas Health Resources, in honor of Earth Day 2014, is hosting free “Shred-a-thon” events at 14 of its locations on two separate days. Personal paperwork will be safely shredded on-site beyond the leering eyes of identity thieves — and all the paper shreddings are recycled.

The on-site shredding services will be provided by Iron Mountain Incorporated. Individuals are allowed up to four boxes of paperwork — but cardboard, among other items, cannot be shredded. People will need to take their cardboard/totes back with them.

The first Shred-a-thon day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, April 19, at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

The second Shred-a-thon day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, May 17, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville and Texas Health’s Arlington headquarters.

Items that can be shredded include:

  • All paper
  • Fasteners such as paper clips, staples, notebooks, spirals
  • Business cards, brochures, banners, pamphlets, fliers

Items that are NOT to be shredded at this event include*:

  • Food or liquids of any type
  • Glass, plastic, aluminum
  • Batteries
  • Wrappers, cans or bottles
  • Metal objects
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • USB Drives
  • Hard Drives
  • Audio Video Tape

*The Shredathon events at Texas Health Plano and Texas Health’s Arlington headquarters will include computer and hard-drive shredding by Techway.


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About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit


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