DeLissio to offer free paper shredding events Oct. 13 and 27--RAIN OR SHINE

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold two free shredding events RAIN OR SHINE for constituents to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents.

The first shred event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 13, RAIN OR SHINE, in the Magisterial District Court parking lot at 925 Montgomery Ave., Narberth.

The second shred event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 27, RAIN OR SHINE, at the Roxborough Municipal Lot at 514 Dupont St. Philadelphia.

Availability is on a first-come basis until the truck is full. The event will be held rain or shine. There is a limit of four bags per household (standard storage/banker boxes or grocery bags).

"Safe disposal of documents with personal information is one of the best defenses against identity theft,” DeLissio said. "Shredding also is a great way to dispose of unneeded paper in an environmentally friendly way, and I am happy to offer this service to my constituents."

DeLissio said common types of unwanted items that should be shredded 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.

Shredding will be done on-site and all shredded paper will be recycled. For more information, constituents can call DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726.