An orange shredding services truck parked outside of the 44th Ward Office on Sheffield Avenue in Chicago.

Feigenholtz partners with area lawmakers to host fall shred day

CHICAGO – To help community members prevent identity fraud and protect their personal information, State Senator Sara Feigenholtz is joining 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney and State Representative Margaret Croke to host a paper shredding event on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the 44th Ward Office, located at 3223 N. Sheffield Avenue in Chicago.

“Document shredding is a great way for residents to clear out clutter in their homes, keep their personal information safe and protect the environment,” said Feigenholtz (D-Chicago). “I encourage residents to take advantage of this free and convenient service that will keep sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.”

Shredding services will accept any residential paper documents that contain personal or private information, such as bank statements, invoices, outdated medical records, pay stubs, receipts, credit card offers and tax returns older than seven years. Non-paper items 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 remove all paper clips, metal fasteners, binder clips and rubber bands before bringing the documents to be shredded.

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