Letter Rip

El Paso County’s LETTER RIP provides the public with an opportunity to shred and destroy personal papers and documents that it doesn’t want to fall into the wrong hands and prevent identity theft.

The County’s Community Services Department Environmental Division announced that registration is open for the drive-thru document shredding event that will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 27, in downtown Colorado Springs on Vermijo Street between Cascade Avenue and Sahwatch Street.

To prevent long wait times and manage traffic congestion, LETTER RIP is by appointment only.

Those interested must register at www.LetterRip2019.eventbrite.com. Participants will then bring their printed or electronic ticket to the April 27 event to gain admittance.

El Paso County Community Services Department Environmental Division, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the El Paso County District Attorney, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, KKTV News 11 and Mobile Record Shredders are collaborating on this effort to facilitate easy record disposal. The initiative will help people avoid large personal cost in the event of having their identity stolen.

Participants can bring up to three standard-size copy paper boxes to LETTER RIP for free. There will be a $5 charge for each additional box of similar or smaller size. Participants are allowed up to six boxes, no larger than 11x17x11. No bags are allowed. All money raised will go to support the Better Business Bureau scholarship fund.

Drop-off instructions: Drivers can approach the drop-off area on Vermijo Street from Southbound Cascade Avenue or from northbound Sahwatch Street.

Registration instructions: Go to www.LetterRip2019.eventbrite.com or call 719-520-7878 for more information or for assistance.