Davidson, Zabel to host a free shredding event Saturday, Feb. 27

HARRISBURG, Feb. 11 – State Reps. Margo Davidson and Mike Zabel will host a free shredding event from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. The event will be held in the front parking lot, and residents can bring a maximum of three paper boxes or bags of documents per household.

“Our shredding event scheduled for later this month will provide people with a safe and free way to dispose of documents containing any sensitive information,” Davidson said. “Identity theft continues to be a scourge on our society, but this free service provides a pathway for residents to dispose of personal information in a safe manner, so it does not fall into the wrong hands.” 

To protect the safety of the public and volunteers, the event will be contactless. Residents are asked to remain in their cars, while volunteers and staff will remove items from the trunks of vehicles. Magazines and newspapers will not be accepted. Organizers will ask to see proof of residency, like a driver’s license, to limit the event to residents in the 19082, 19050, 19026, 19018 and 19083 Zip codes.

Residents can also donate nonperishable food items and toiletries that staff will collect for Delaware County food banks.

“Shredding events continue to be one of our most popular events, since it helps residents dispose of confidential material and it’s environmentally responsible,” Zabel said. “The day ends with a truck full of shredded documents heading to be recycled. We are also excited to welcome the Drug Takeback Van from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office so residents can bring unwanted and expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.” 

With more than a decade of service with proven results, Davidson, D-Delaware, serves as Democratic chair of the PA House State Government Committee and serves on the House Government Oversight Committee. Zabel, D-Delaware, is serving his second term in the House, and he currently serves as co-chair of the bipartisan Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force.