Mullery to host shredding event May 6

NANTICOKE, April 24 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, announced he will host a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon May 6 in the parking lot of Greater Nanticoke Area High School off of Kosciuszko Street.

"This is an opportunity for people to destroy unwanted documents that contain personal information and could be used by identity thieves,” Mullery said. "We had excellent turnout at the previous shredding events I hosted, and I'm pleased that my staff and I can again provide this public service."

Unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information.

Residents are asked not to bring plastics, such as page protectors, binders and checkbook covers, and metals, such as large spring clips, wire from wire-bound notebooks and file folders with metal prongs in material to be recycled. Cassettes, binders, plastics, magazines, newspapers and books also will not be accepted.

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.