“Shred days are an opportunity for everyone in the community to dispose of unwanted documents safely, so that they do not become victims of identity theft,” Reitz said. “Not only will this help people clear out clutter, old papers often have personal or financial information that could leave folks vulnerable to identity theft if they fall into the wrong hands.
For shredding, there is a per-person limit of two boxes, and all bindings and staples must be removed from any paper. The Pinckneyville Police Department will be on hand to accept expired and unused prescription drugs as well to be safely disposed of. Both events are free and open to the public.
“You will also have the chance to get rid of old and expired prescription drugs without the risk of them falling into the wrong hands,” Reitz said. “Securely disposing of prescription drugs will get rid of the risk of someone else finding them and taking them, a common way people end up sustaining opioid addictions and other dependencies.”