New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) will hold its fall Shred Fest™ of 2022 on Saturday, September 10th, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Credit Union’s 141 Harvest Lane branch in Williston. All NEFCU Shred Fests™ are free and open to the public, with ample free parking.

Maximum 5 boxes containing personal documents only. No business materials will be accepted. No three ring binders or general recycling, only documents containing personal or sensitive information. Items that can be recycled with documents include paperclips, staples, plastic spiral holders, rubber bands, file folders, and hanging file holders. Participants can watch on a video monitor as their documents are shredded by SecurShred, a local documents-shredding company.

Computer hard drives will be accepted for destruction. Accepted hard drives include the following devices that hold a hard drive: computer, laptop, external hard drive. Devices will be recycled after the hard drives are removed and destroyed. All other electronics will not be accepted (monitors, printers, keyboards, cellphones, etc.).

According to the Federal Trade Commission (, there are four categories of documents with sensitive information to consider:

Save forever

  • Birth certificates
  • Adoption papers
  • Social Security cards
  • Citizenship papers
  • Passports
  • Marriage or divorce decrees
  • Death certificates of family members
  • Auto titles
  • Home deeds
  • Tax returns

 Retain long-term

  • Home improvement receipts—save until the home is sold
  • Pay stubs, other tax-related receipts, and cancelled checks—keep seven years.

 Keep one year

  • Bank statements and medical bills (unless you have an unresolved insurance dispute.)

 Shred immediately

  • Credit card bills
  • Utility bills
  • Sales receipts not related to warranties, taxes, or insurance