JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, and the Joliet Moose Lodge are offering residents a way to prevent identity theft and clear old paperwork from their homes at a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Joliet Moose Lodge, located at 25 Springfield Avenue in Joliet.
“Identity thieves often access sensitive information by going through people’s garage,” Walsh said. “My free shred day will give residents the opportunity to safely dispose of documents, including bank statements, tax returns, or other paper items.”
Walsh is also partnering with state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, and state Sen Pat McGuire, D-Crest Hill, to offer free shredding services to local residents. There is a limit of two boxes per car and cardboard boxes cannot be left at the site. This event will not include electronic recycling and is only open for residential shredding (no commercial shredding please).
“My shred day event will also give families the chance to declutter their homes by safely disposing old boxes of outdated paperwork,” Walsh said. “I encourage everyone to stop by and take advantage of this free service.”