Typically, a shred event offers an easy, secure, and safe way for local businesses, nonprofits, organizations and individuals to destroy sensitive documents and files. Shred events also help raise awareness of the importance of information security, proper document destruction, and preventing identity theft. Often, local businesses sponsor a community shred event. While some shred events ask for a donation or small fee to offset the shredding costs, many businesses host a shred event for free. Most shred events are held at large, open areas where multiple shredding trucks can be used at the same time. Many events have sponsors’ tents, local news media, and booths with free informational materials for anyone attending. It’s a greener way to safely destroy documents.