Local company sees increase in pandemic shredding

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Another example of what people in the St. Louis region are doing during the pandemic. In one word, purging.

This purging is specifically of paper like old checks, newspapers and more.

Nick Kirkou is the owner of The Shred Truck in the Crestwood Executive Center.

"We are seeing an increase. I think with the pandemic, people are finding time to go through the documents they want to get rid of that are just sitting around," says Kirkou.

He says people are getting rid of old junk mail and anything with their personal information on it is being shredded. 

"I get calls from people who say I have documents from the 1960s," Kirkou says. "I tell them, 'Yeah, you are safe getting rid of 'em.'"  

However, he says some customers are asking him to shred computer hard drives and even company uniforms so they don't end up in resale shops and in the hands of someone who might try to use them in order to scam someone. 

As far as how long you should keep old, but important documents, here are some tips from BetterMoneyHabits.com.

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