HARRISBURG, 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 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Technical College High School Pickering Campus, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. In a printed newsletter sent to constituents in the district several weeks ago, the address was incorrectly listed. The correct address is 1580 Charlestown Road.
“Protecting confidential information through shredding unnecessary, old documents is an important step in ensuring you do not fall victim to identity theft. Sadly, identity theft occurs every day and has greatly accelerated in frequency over the last several years. This event will give you an opportunity to take a proactive approach in making certain your private information does not fall into the wrong hands,” Shusterman said.
There is a limit of three boxes for each household, and attendees are asked to open their trunks and please remain in their vehicle while Shusterman and her team unload your vehicle. Please bear in mind that newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted.
Shusterman said the event will be held rain or shine and may end sooner than scheduled if the truck is full. Shredding is done on site, and all shredded paper will be recycled.
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.
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