WEST CHESTER (May 24, 2021) – Residents and families concerned about properly disposing of personal information should consider taking advantage of an upcoming free shredding event organized by state Senator Carolyn Comitta.

The shredding event, set for Saturday, June 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Burke Park in Malvern, is open to individuals and families to safely dispose of financial statements, tax forms, medical records, and other confidential information.

Wiggins Shredding will destroy the documents onsite and the shredded paper will later be recycled.

“Many of us have amassed a lot of documents, including financial statements, tax information, and medical records, over the past year. This is a free service to help you securely dispose of sensitive information to protect your privacy and prevent the potential for identity theft and fraud,” Comitta said.

Some examples of unneeded documents that should be shredded include: credit card statements and applications, bank records, canceled checks, income tax forms, insurance records, medical and retirement or pension fund information, and any documents that contain personal information like Social Security, credit card, or bank account numbers.

The event is free and open to the public. However, please note the following:

  • This event is for individuals only, not businesses.
  • There is a three (3) box limit per car.
  • Only paper will be accepted. Please do not bring binders, binder clips, or books.

In addition, at the shredding event, food items will be collected to benefit the Chester County Food Bank. While donations are welcomed and encouraged, they are not required to access the free shredding services. Those interested in donating can view a list of the most-needed food items here: www.pasenatorcomitta.com/food-drive/ ‎