YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Westchester County Mobile Shredder is coming to Yorktown Town Hall on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Westchester County wants to help protect residents from identity theft by offering residents the opportunity to destroy unwanted personal papers and documents with personal identifying information. Old documents and bills are a gold mine for identity thieves. One of the best ways to minimize the risk of identity theft is to shred all documents no longer in use that have personal identifying information such as name, address, phone number, credit card number or Social Security number. Such documents should be shredded before recycling.
Items that should be shredded include pre-approved credit card applications, old credit card bills, receipts, bank statements, old tax returns or any other documents containing your name, address and other identifying information.
The Mobile Shredder is for residents only. Paper generated by businesses, schools, institutions, government or municipal offices is not accepted at this event. County staff will inspect all paper to be shredded and will reject any paper identified as commercial or institutional.
Each resident may bring a maximum of four file boxes, approximately 10 inches by 12 inches by 15 inches in size. All paper must be free of clips, bindings, folders and files. No bound or hardcover ledger books are allowed.
Yorktown Town Hall is at 363 Underhill Ave., Yorktown Heights.
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