Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Identity theft is serious and it can happen to anyone. This is why we hold this event every year; it allows residents to minimize the threat of their information being taken.”
Freeholder Lyman Barnes, Liaison to the Department of Consumer Protection said, “By keeping track of papers such as bank statements and credit card bills and disposing of them properly, the risk of identity theft is significantly lowered.”
Barnes said last year, more than 600 residents went through the line to have their personal papers shredded.
Barnes said, “This is a very efficient and secure operation and you will not be in line long. Shredding old documents that contain personal information is one of the best ways to decrease the chances of having your identity stolen.”
Residents are permitted 75 pounds total of paper in no more than three containers.
Residents are advised that no material will be accepted in plastic bags. The recycling should be in cardboard boxes or plastic tote containers that will be returned to the resident. This event is open to households only and no businesses are permitted.
The event will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1200 N. Delsea Drive in the Clayton County Complex.
If you have questions please feel free to contact the office of Consumer Affairs at (856) 384-6855.