State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, says a free document shred event will take place on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the YMCA Meyer Center, located at 7348 Goshen Road in Edwardsville.
The shredding event gives residents an opportunity to safely and securely dispose of important papers that contain their personal information.
“Most of us have old, unneeded documents like old credit card statements, bank statements, medical records, pay stubs and bills. Shredding these documents is a simple way to protect against identity theft,” Stuart said
Residents should remove all paperclips, staples and other binding prior to the event and will be limited to two boxes of paper each. Boxes cannot be shredded.