CHICAGO- To help community members prevent identity fraud and protect their personal information, State Senator Sara Feigenholtz joins 44e Ward Alderman Tom Tunney and State Representative Margaret Croke will host a paper shredding event on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the 44th Ward Office, located at 3323 N. Sheffield Avenue in Chicago.
“Document shredding is a great way for residents to clean up the clutter in their homes, protect their personal information, and help the environment,” Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) said. “I encourage residents to take advantage of this free and convenient service that will keep sensitive information out of the wrong hands.”
Shredding services will accept all residential paper documents containing personal or private information, such as bank statements, bills, outdated medical records, pay stubs, receipts, credit card offers and tax returns dating back more than seven years. Items other than paper and materials from businesses will not be accepted.
Documents will be shredded on site and taken to a recycling facility for processing within 24 hours of the event. Residents are asked to limit documents to two boxes per household and to remove all paper clips, wire clips, clipboards and rubber bands before bringing documents in for shredding.
For more information on acceptable and unacceptable items, please visit https://bit.ly/3QDxt1h.