Free Shredding Event: Safely Dispose of Documents with Chester County Offices

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WEST CHESTER, PA — To help prevent fraud and identity theft, Chester County offices of the Sheriff, Prothonotary and Register of Wills are hosting a free shredding event operated by Wiggins Shredding on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (or until the truck is full) at the Phoenixville Recreation Center.

Individuals (not businesses) may bring a maximum of four file-sized boxes of paper per car. Do not bring books, X-rays, binders or binder clips. Participants may watch their materials being shredded.

Shredding documents helps prevent identity theft by destroying sensitive information that could otherwise be read or used for fraudulent purposes. All material is recycled after shredding.

Cars should enter at 501 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville and exit the Center’s parking lot onto Fillmore Street.

For more information about the event, email Carol Metzker at

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