Do you have stuff that you need to get rid of? Personal stuff. There is nothing like personal stuff lying around to get you in trouble.

Get your mind out of the gutter, I'm talking about personal documents.

Personal documents are nothing but a time bomb. They can be used to steal your identity if they're not properly stored, but storing a lot of old documents can be a pain. If you have documents that you no longer need and want to get rid of them safely, burn them.

Now, before you kick up the backyard barbeque, gather those documents and dispose them securely with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office incinerator. Sheriff Richard Wiles said the incinerator is normally used to burn narcotics, but they will make it available to the public on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The service is free to the public.

There are guidelines to using the incinerator. Only one 30 gallon trash bag will be accepted per household. You can only bring paper to be burned. No plastic or metal will be accepted. Access to the incinerator is on a first-come-first-served basis, and a Sheriff’s Office employee will be on hand to make sure all documents are completely destroyed.

The Sheriff’s Office incinerator is located at 12501 Montana, behind the Montana Patrol Station and the Region VIII Training Academy.