DeLissio to co-host free shred event Sept. 13

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4 – State Rep. Pam DeLissio is co-hosting a free shredding event to help residents safely dispose of unwanted personal documents.

The event, co-hosted by state Reps. Mary Jo Daley and Greg Vitali, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full, Sept. 13 at Beth David Reform Congregation, 1130 Vaughan Lane, Gladwyne.

“Shredding is a good way to securely dispose of documents containing confidential information,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I’m pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for residents of my district, so they can protect their personal information as they clean out their old papers. This is one of several shred events I’ll be hosting this fall.”

This is a rain-or-shine event. Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing. Shredding will be done on site with COVID-19 protocols in place, and all shredded paper will be recycled.

There is a limit of four grocery bags or banker boxes per household, and attendees will be asked to transport their materials from their vehicles to the bins for shredding. Newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted.

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.

An additional two free shedding events will be held in October. More details are available at  

Anyone with questions can contact DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726 or email