Mullery to host free paper shredding event Oct. 23

NANTICOKE, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, will hold a free paper shredding event to help residents safely dispose of their unwanted and personal documents.

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.

“When you don’t safely dispose of documents with your personal information, you’re giving thieves an easy opportunity to steal your identity and your money,” Mullery said. "Shredding is a great way to ensure your personal information stays safe and secure. I am pleased that my staff and I can once again provide this public service this year as our previous shredding event in May was well-attended and helped many of our residents securely discard their old documents."

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.