Bradish to host free Document Shredding Day May 4 in Arlington Heights

On Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Bradish will host another free Document Shredding Day. This drive-through shredding event will take place in the parking lot at 215 N. Arlington Heights Road, in Arlington Heights. Drivers should line up on Eastman Avenue, facing west (toward Arlington Heights Road). Cars will enter the Bradish parking lot from Eastman Avenue.

To make this event even more environmentally friendly, participants are asked to consider placing their documents in a paper bag or even a paper lawn-refuse bag, to eliminate the use of plastic bags. Paper bags are recyclable and less bulky than boxes that will need to be broken down.

“We are happy to welcome the community to our free shredding event. It’s an opportunity to safely and securely dispose of people’s most sensitive documents,” said Jordan Bradish, vice president at Bradish. This year’s event will again feature two trucks. Drivers won’t even need to get out of their car. They can just drive in, pop open their trunk, and we will take care of the rest.”

Identity theft continues to be a major source of fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission, people across the United States reported losing more than $10 billion to fraud last year, which included more than 1 million reports of identity theft.

“Document shredding is an important strategy to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft,” said Jordan Bradish.

Bradish offers its free Document Shredding Day as a community service.

“This is a way to help people protect themselves and at the same time help the environment.”

Bradish is a family-owned, independent insurance agency. Established in 1990, its ongoing mission is finding the best insurance policies to meet the unique needs of each client, whether a business, nonprofit, individual or family. Bradish staff and their families have enjoyed interacting with the community at the annual Bradish Document Shredding Day for many years.

This year’s event on May 4 will be the agency’s final shredding event. Bradish will continue to be actively involved in the community in other ways, through activities such as collecting toys for children or donating funds for various causes to help local families. To learn more about Bradish, visit

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