HARRISBURG – As a free service to the community, Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) will be holding a contactless shredding event on Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino 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 210 Racetrack Road, Washington.
“While COVID-19 restrictions have loosened, I am holding this event in a contactless way to avoid any potential spread of the virus,” O’Neal said. “In order to protect yourself, it is important to properly destroy documents that contain sensitive information. I know this is a popular event and am glad to be able to continue it throughout the past year to give my constituents this opportunity.”
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. All items to be shredded must be placed in the trunk of the vehicle. Once a person arrives at the event, he or she should open the trunk and stay inside the vehicle. Items will be removed, boxes will be returned to the trunk and the trunk will be shut.
In addition, 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.
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 O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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