– As a free service to the community, Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) will be holding a shredding event on Saturday, May 6, in the parking lot of the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows 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 will be held from 9-11 a.m. at 210 Racetrack Road, Washington
“As people finish their spring cleaning, many times they find documents that they no longer need,” O’Neal said. “This event allows you to properly destroy them in order to avoid identity theft. I urge you to take advantage of 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. In addition, no large binder clips or hardbound covers will be accepted. Materials more than 1-inch thick will need to be broken down.
All items to be shredded are to be placed in the trunk of the vehicle, and participants should not get out of their vehicle in order to speed the process. Once a person arrives at the event, he or she should open their trunk.
For more information, contact O’Neal’s Washington district office at 724-223-4541.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County covers the city of Washington; Amwell, part of Carroll (Districts 3, 4 and 5), East Finley, Fallowfield, Morris, North Franklin, part of North Strabane (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), Nottingham, Somerset, South Franklin, South Strabane, and West Finley townships; and the boroughs of Donora, East Washington and Green Hills.