The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is sponsoring a free paper-shredding event today.

The service will be available in the Citadel Mall parking lot in front of Sears and at Twin Rivers Lanes at 613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Participants are restricted to four boxes or bags. Only paper will be shredded. The two locations will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 6 p.m. For information call 803-734-4190.