PHOENIXVILLE, PA — State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, will host a free shredding event this upcoming Saturday to help residents of the 157th Legislative District properly dispose of unneeded documents.
The shred event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is full) Saturday, May 7, at the Technical College High School Pickering Campus, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville.
“An important step to ensuring that you do not become a victim of identity theft is to shred unnecessary, old documents,” said Shusterman. “Unfortunately, identity theft has become too common. Please take advantage of this opportunity to make certain your private information stays out of the wrong hands.”
There is a limit of three boxes/bags per person. There is no need to remove staples, paper clips or rubber bands.
Common types of unwanted items for shredding include credit card statements or applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information.
For more information, residents may contact Shusterman’s office at 484-200-8260.