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Free community shred, prescription recycling event

5/15/2019, 3:41 p.m.
State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is partnering with State Sen. Jennifer Bertino Tarrant, D-Shorewood, to host a free community shred ...

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is partnering with State Sen. Jennifer Bertino Tarrant, D-Shorewood, to host a free community shred and prescription recycling event next month.

"Shredding documents with personally identifiable information, like tax returns, bank statements and old bills, is very important to help protect yourself from scammers and identity thieves," said Manley. "I encourage area residents to stop by our shred day to safely destroy their old documents for free. This is not only an opportunity to protect yourself from identity fraud, but is also a great chance to do some spring cleaning and get rid of old paperwork you no longer need."

Local residents are encouraged to join Manley and Bertino-Tarrant's for their free community shred and prescription recycling event on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Troy Craughwell Elementary School, located at 3333 Black Rd. in Joliet.

Residents are invited to stop by with a maximum of two boxes full of documents with sensitive information like medical bills, bank statements, and old credit cards to shred. The Romeoville Police Department will also be providing free medicine disposal.

"Shredding old, unneeded documents helps to ensure that they do not get into the wrong hands, and decreases your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft," said Bertino-Tarrant. "We encourage local residents to stop by our free community shred day. We hope to see you there."