Local shredding and delivery business Shred Tec will celebrate its 5th birthday with a Free Shred Day on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and welcomes community members to bring a box to destroy.

The beginning of a new year is when many people and businesses clear out unwanted boxes of paper and files, said Shred Tec owner Kyle Visser. But some documents need to be destroyed securely, like old tax files or employee records. During the Free Shred Day sponsored by Redwood Capital Bank, everyone can bring one box each to be destroyed at the Shred Tec facility in northern Eureka. They are located at 2237 3rd St., near Target in Eureka.

”Hopefully, it will help people for the new year,” Visser said.

To qualify for free shredding, the box needs to be a standard banker box (10”x15”x12”) or smaller and filled with only paper products only please. Folders, staples and paper clips do not need to be removed. People can even watch their document box’s destruction from the lobby via a live feed. The shredded material is securely destroyed and later recycled. Additionally, Shred Tec can destroy hard drives and CPUs for $11, cell phones for $5, and other electronic media like VHS tapes and flash drives for $2 per pound.

Shred Tec opened in January 2009 and continues to expand to serve more clients and needs in the community. Visser said Shred Tec strives to work with and purchase from other local businesses whenever possible, which is why they are proud to have Redwood Capital Bank sponsor the event.

For more information, call 707-822-4022.