Mullery reminds residents of free paper shredding event this Saturday

NANTICOKE, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, is reminding area residents his free paper shredding event to safely dispose of their unwanted and personal documents is this weekend.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Crestwood High School, located at 281 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707.

“Only throwing out documents that contain personal information gives thieves easy opportunities to access checking accounts and commit identity theft,” Mullery said. "Shredding documents before they’re discarded will add extra security and peace of mind that your information stays safe."

Mullery said this will be a drive-thru shredding event. Residents are asked to place items in the back of their vehicles to be removed by a staff member and then wait in their vehicles for the boxes or bags to be returned.

Common types of unwanted items for shredding include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information.

This event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted.

Documents will be shredded on site.

For more information, residents may call Mullery's Nanticoke office at 570-740-7031.