Re: What you do to get rid of old I.D.'s and Credit Cards?
02-28-2010 01:05 AM
I have some duplicate inactive credit cards and various old I.D's and driver's license that's not fit to be shredded. I'm not able to burn them because I live in an apartment. I want to get rid of them. Just trashing them may set me up for identity theft. Recommendations are welcome. Advance thanks.
Before I got a shredder at home that could handle those things, I'd bring 'em down to my insurance agent's office and use his shredder. That thing could eat whatever got put into it.
I finally did get a decent shredder for my in-home office; it shreds ID's, credit cards, CDs and DVDs, etc. It also partially-mangles an occasional letter-opener. Wasn't sure at the time if it was worth the money or not (I believe I paid close to $180), but it sure chops things up in a heartbeat, whether you want it to or not!