Free shredding event April 16

SCRANTON, April 7 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents of the 113th Legislative District from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Scranton High School/Stadium parking lot on Providence Road.

“This is the time of year when people are cleaning out their closets and drawers and may have come across sensitive records that they would like to get rid of, but don’t know how,” Flynn said. “Shredding is a great way to throw away the documents in an environmentally friendly way and also protect your identity from fraud.”

Residents are encouraged to bring any documents that contain personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card statements and applications, medical records, banking statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information.

A limit of four boxes or large trash bags per person is requested and participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to help the less fortunate.

“The event is free for district residents, and documents will be shredded on site for recycling,” Flynn said. “We are requesting personal documents only – no businesses, please.”

More information is available by calling Flynn's office at 570-342-4348.