Recycling may not be the first
thing that comes to mind when someone thinks of identity theft protection, but
the two subjects went hand in hand during National Military Consumer Protection
Day July 16 at Fort Riley.
National Military Consumer Protection
Day highlights consumer protection and education issues for military consumers.
In observance of the event,
the Fort Riley Recycling Center set up an informational booth and recycling
collection point at Armed Forces Bank, Fort Riley.
Community members had the
opportunity to drop off sensitive paperwork containing personal identifying
information to be shredded by a professional grade shredder at the Fort Riley
Recycling Center at Camp Funston.
“Shredding paperwork that contains
sensitive material regarding a person’s identity is essential in warding off
identity thieves,” said Janet Schaad, administrative support assistant, Fort
Riley Recycling Center, Pollution Prevention Branch, Directorate of Public Works.
“Shredded paper work can be
recycled,” Schaad said. “Fort Riley has a professional grade paper shredder to
dispose of any sensitive items, (including) old credit cards. The recycled shredded
paperwork also creates revenue for Fort Riley that goes back into the
Last year, the Fort Riley Recycling
Center generated enough revenue to pay for its operating budget, as well as
give more than $260,000 to Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and
Programs include unit family
and organizational days and improvements to DFMWR facilities and community
events, such as the fireworks display at Victory Celebration.
The paper shredder is available
from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Fort Riley Recycling Center, Building
1945 on 4th St. at Camp Funston.
To set up an appointment or
for more information, call 785-239-6797.