HARRISBURG – What’s the best way to dispose of important papers? State Rep. Marcia Hahn
(R-Bushkill Township) has the answer.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, she will be hosting a shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive in Bath.
“Opinions differ on how long you should hold on to copies of valuable documents such as tax returns,” Hahn said. “If you do choose to dispose of them, what’s the best way to get rid of them? This is the perfect event for you to do away with valuable paperwork that is currently cluttering your house.”
Common types of unwanted items that should be shredded may include credit card statements or applications, bank statements, canceled checks, old income tax information, insurance and medical records, and other materials with identifying personal information like Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers.
“Leaving these documents sitting around is a security risk,” she added. “It’s also unsafe to throw these papers in the trash, especially old receipts from purchases. Anyone could go ‘dumpster diving,’ find something with your credit card number on it and cause tremendous disruption in your personal life.”
Phonebooks, newspapers and bound books cannot be accepted and there is a five-box limit of paperwork to be shredded per household. This event is for residents only (no businesses, please).
Any questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Hahn’s district office by calling 610.746.2100.
Representative Marcia Hahn
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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