Schweyer to host free paper shredding event Aug. 21

ALLENTOWN, Aug. 3 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, will hold a free community paper shredding event to help residents safely dispose of their unwanted and personal documents.

The event will be held 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at South Mountain Middle School, 709 W. Emaus Ave. Shredding will take place in the parking lot on South Church Street.

“Identity theft continues to be a serious problem for Pennsylvanians. One of the best ways you can protect yourself is shred documents that have your Social Security number, bank account numbers and other personal information,” Schweyer said. “This free event will allow people to safely dispose of these documents and prevent them from getting into the hands of criminals.”

Schweyer added 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. There is a limit of 10 boxes of documents per car and no electronics will be accepted for recycling or disposal at this event.

Documents will be shredded on site.

For more information, residents may call Schweyer’s Allentown office at 610-791-6270.