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AG Derek Schmidt to provide free document destruction for National Consumer Protection Week

Release Date: Feb 27, 2018

TOPEKA – (February 27, 2018) – The Attorney General’s Office will mark National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, with free document destruction events throughout the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

“Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on helping Kansans protect themselves from identity theft and stay safe from scams.”

The office will sponsor free document destruction at 10 locations throughout the state. Securely shredding personal documents is an important step toward preventing identity theft.

The schedule of events for the week is as follows:


Monday, March 5

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

City Hall North Lot, 701 Washington St.





4 – 6 p.m.

Cico Park Swimming Pool, Wreath and Robinson Dr.




Tuesday, March 6

Noon – 2 p.m.

Garden City
Western State Bank, 1500 E. Kansas Ave.




Wednesday, March 7

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

PSU Women’s Varsity Softball Parking Lot, 2004 S. Rouse Ave.





4 – 6 p.m.

Bowyer Community Building, U.S. Hwy. 50 & Industrial Rd.




Thursday, March 8

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Home Depot, 5000 S. 4th. St.





4 – 6 p.m.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 1930 Harper St.




Friday, March 9

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Gate 7, State Fair Rd.





4 – 6 p.m.

Chisholm Trail Center, 601 S.E. 36th St.




Saturday, March 10

9 a.m. – Noon

Judicial Center, S.W. 12th St. & Van Buren St.


Consumers are asked to limit their documents for destruction to three small bags or boxes. Shredding will be done onsite, except the Topeka location, where documents will be securely transported to the shredding facility.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-432-2310.

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