Community Shred Days Announced

March 2, 2018

Mississippians who need to shred sensitive documents should pack them up, as four cities across the state will soon hold the annual Community Shred Days.

Attorney General Jim Hood announced the 12th annual event, which is an opportunity for consumers to better protect themselves against identity theft. Shred Days coincides with National Consumer Protection Week.

The events will be held on March 9 in Jackson and Tupelo, March 16 in Hattiesburg, and March 17 in D’Iberville at the following locations:

Friday, March 9th

The Home Depot
6325 I-55 North
Starting at 7:30 am – 2:00 pm**
Wal-Mart Supercenter
3929 N. Gloster Street
Starting at 8:00 a.m. – noon**

Friday, March 16th

Wal-Mart Supercenter
6072 US Hwy 98
Starting at 8:00 am – noon**
Saturday, March 17th
Wal-Mart Supercenter
3615 Sangani Boulevard
Starting at 8:00 am – noon**

**We will be onsite at each location’s start time until the truck at that location is full.

Participants may bring up to three bags or boxes of sensitive documents (paper only!) to be shredded at no charge. This service is first-come, first-served, and it is not open to businesses. A shredding truck will remain at each location until the truck is full or the scheduled end time, whichever occurs first.

General Hood reminds consumers that simple things, such as taking out the garbage, can expose them to identity theft. Consumers should shred receipts, pre-approved credit offers, or convenience checks that haven’t been used, as well as other documents that may contain sensitive material.

Additional partners include: AARP, BancorpSouth, Better Business Bureau, Brightview Federal Credit Union, Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, EPL Inc., Eagle Express Federal Credit Union, The Home Depot, Iron Mountain, Jackson Area Federal Credit Union, Members Exchange Credit Union, Mississippi Credit Union Association, Mississippi Federal Credit Union, Mississippi Public Service Commission, Mississippi State University Extension Service, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Premiere Shredding, Inc., Secretary of State’s Office, Statewide Federal Credit Union, Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, TAGMA, Triangle Federal Credit Union, Trustmark Bank, Wal-Mart, and other Mississippi Consumer Partnership members.

For more information about the event or about protecting your identity, visit Any questions or concerns can be addressed by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 601-359-4230, toll free at 1-800-281-4418, or by email at

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