NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kick 2011 to the curb!

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment invited people to the Crossroads of the World to shred, dump and pulverize their bad memories from this year on the fifth annual “Good Riddance Day.”

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

A giant Cintas shredder plus a sledgehammer and dumpster were on hand to help you get out with the old and in with the new year.

Katie Selman of Tampa, Fla. — winner of Cintas’ Good Riddance Day contest — lead the way by shredding her husband’s military deployment papers. She is bidding good riddance to long deployments so her five children could see their father more often.

One man stepped up with two bags of papers and memories of a bad financial year.

“Mortgage, taxes…I just want it out of my life,” he told 1010 WINS’s Juliet Papa.

One woman shredded away memories of her cheating spouse.

“I feel so good, good things are happening to me,” she said.

What are you saying good riddance to? Let us know below…

Comments (4)
  1. Lynn Ferraro says:

    This has been one of the worst, 1- got laid off. 2 – lost power with Irene, 3 – Lost power from Oct storm for 7 days. I want to say it was up there with one of the worst years,

  2. Raymond Leslie says:

    Right on mike, get rid of bloomberg!

  3. MIKE says:


  4. darlene oesch says:

    good riddance day hope to get rid of elkhart hospital bill this year

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