HARRISBURG – State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) is teaming up with Brandywine Heights School District and the borough of Topton to offer Berks County residents in the 134th District the opportunity to have documents containing personal or sensitive information shredded in order to help protect them against identity theft.
The Shredding Event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9-11 a.m. at the Brandywine Heights Intermediate School, 200 West Weis St. in Topton
. Residents should use Freehall Road to enter the school parking lot.
“These events are always popular as a convenient way to shred a large quantity of material at one time,” said Mackenzie. “I encourage area residents to make use of the service. I also want to thank the school district and the borough of Topton for co-hosting this event with me.”
Mackenzie noted there is a four-box limit of paper per vehicle. Phone books, magazines, birthday cards, folders, newspapers, junk mail, etc. will not be accepted. The event is for the shredding of documents containing personal identifying information only, such as paperwork with bank account or Social Security numbers, birth dates, or tax information.
Residents do not need to remove staples or paper clips, but documents should be removed from binders and notebooks.
Mackenzie also stressed that the shredding truck will not begin accepting items before the start time of the event.
The event is for residents only; documents from businesses cannot be accepted at this time.
A shredding event will also be held in the Lehigh County portion of the 134th District on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Mackenzie’s district office at the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building. That event will be co-hosted by Lower Macungie Township and Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh).
For more information, call Mackenzie’s office at (610) 965-9933.
Representative Ryan Mackenzie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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