Mullery to hold free document shredding event Saturday

NANTICOKE, Sept. 10 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents of the 119th Legislative District from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 15 at Crestwood High School.

“This is a great opportunity for people to protect themselves from identity theft by properly disposing of documents that contain personal information such as Social Security numbers or bank or credit card account numbers,” Mullery said. "Shredding is a great way to dispose of unneeded paper in an environmentally friendly way, and I am happy to offer this free service to my constituents.”

The event will be held rain or shine. Documents will be shredded on site, and all material collected will be recycled.

Residents are encouraged to bring any unneeded documents that contain personal information, such as medical records, banking statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information.

Mullery said people should not bring plastics, such as page protectors, binders and checkbook covers, or metals, such as large spring clips, wire from wire-bound notebooks and file folders with metal prongs in material to be recycled.

The event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted.

For more information, call Mullery’s Nanticoke office at 570-740-7031.