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Free shredding event Saturday at EverBank Field

First Shredder Day shut down by troopers because traffic created safety hazard

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The last of Channel 4's three shredding days will be held Saturday in parking lots northwest of EverBank Field.

The date and location were moved after traffic lined up for the event earlier in the month at a Westside Winn-Dixie, backing  up traffic on Normandy Boulevard, prompting authorities to close it down early.

The next day, hundreds of cars dropped off tons of paper to be shredded at the new location, grass parking lots for EverBank Field, off A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. Traffic backed up onto the street, but two drop-off lanes were moving.

"We had double the people that we had last year, and you know (the) venue was just not large enough to handle it," said Martha Cox, of Family Foundations. "So the city and SMG came through and we're here and we moved people through."

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The third day of shredding scheduled was postponed to Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon in EverBank Field lots W, Y, XX  (see map).

This Positively Jax event is presented in partnership with Memorial Hospital, Shred-it, Family Foundations and Winn-Dixie as a service to help people and small businesses protect themselves from identity theft.

News4Jax's shredder days are part of Jacksonville's Fourth Annual Wise Money Week.