– As a free service to the community, Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) will be holding a shredding event on Saturday, May 9, in South Strabane Township to give residents of the 48th Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.
The event, which will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) precautions, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, at Harley Davidson Lower Parking Lot, 1375 Washington Road, Washington
“When I scheduled this event in December, I had no idea that people would be home for weeks with time to do some spring cleaning,” O’Neal said. “Unsure whether we should not proceed now, I polled my constituents on Facebook. Just over 70% of the respondents were in favor of going ahead as scheduled.
“Participants must put the bags or boxes of items to be shredded in their trunk,” O’Neal continued. “Once you arrive at the event, please open your trunk and stay inside your vehicle. My staff and I will then remove the items, boxes will be returned to the trunk and your trunk will then be shut.”
Acceptable items include all paper documents. No more than three brown paper grocery bags or open small cardboard boxes per household are permitted, and no businesses, please. Bags are preferred to boxes. No large binder clips or hardbound covers will be accepted. Materials more than 1-inch thick will need to be broken down prior to being put through the machine. Information also will be provided about consumer protection and identity theft.
For more information, contact O’Neal’s Washington district office at 724-223-4541.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County includes the city of Washington; Chartiers, North Franklin, North Strabane and South Strabane townships; and Canonsburg, East Washington and Houston boroughs.
Representative Tim Oâ€™Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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