Ask SAM: Where can I dispose of old computer diskettes? | Local News

Q: I have a box of old computer diskettes with personal information. Where can I safely shred and dispose of them? Will local shredding events take them?

Answer: Shamrock Shredding, the shredding company that does many of the local shredding fundraisers for churches and nonprofits, said they do not accept diskettes. Gale Ketteler, the Utilities Public Information Officer for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities said in an email, “We do accept computer discs at 3RC EnviroStation at 1401 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem. Residents of Forsyth County can drop off either the CD-ROM type or the older square format, free of charge, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Visit for restrictions and more information.”

Q: I have a Stein Mart gift card. Can I still use it?

Answer: According to the Stein Mart website, all gift card balances expired Sept. 22. Customers had until Sept. 21 to use the cards. “If

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