ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Partnering with Prospect High School and ComEd, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, will host a free Community Shred Day event on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Prospect High School, located at 801 W. Kensington Rd in Mount Prospect.
“Shred days are an excellent opportunity to fight identity theft by safely and securely disposing of documents which may contain your personally identifiable information,” Walker said. “I’m thankful Prospect High School and ComEd have partnered with my office to organize this excellent service.”
Walker suggests bringing documents like bank statements, outdated medical records, old tax returns, old bills, receipts and credit card applications. Residents are asked to remove all paper clips, staple, and other bindings. It is asked that individuals limit themselves to two boxes.
“Not only is this an opportunity to protect yourself from identity theft, it’s a great opportunity to simply get rid of old paperwork you no longer need,” Walker said. “This is a time of year that many residents clean through their house, and for those without a shredder this is a resource to safely dispose of documents.”