Schweyer to host free paper shredding event Sept. 10

ALLENTOWN, Aug. 22 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer will hold a free community paper shredding event to help residents safely dispose of their unwanted and personal documents.

The event will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10 at South Mountain Middle School, 709 W. Emaus Ave. Shredding will take place in the parking lot on South Church Street.

“All it takes is just one piece of paper or envelope with your name and address on it that’s improperly disposed of, and a thief could be able to steal your identity,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “Shredding is a great way to safely dispose of personal documents and I am pleased to be offering this free event to allow people to protect their personal information and prevent it from getting into the hands of criminals.”

Schweyer added 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. There is a limit of 10 boxes of documents per car and no electronics will be accepted for recycling or disposal at this event.

Documents will be shredded on site.

For more information, residents may call Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270.