OSWEGO, IL — To prevent identity theft and ensure that unused documents such as bills and medical records — that tend to clutter homes — are properly disposed, the Oswego Police Department is partnering with First National Bank of Oswego to host a free shredding event Saturday.

Charge receipts, copies of credit card applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, bank statements or expired charge cards and credit offers you get in the mail are examples of important personal documents that should be shredded when no longer needed.

This shred event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Village of Oswego Public Works Facility located at 100 Theodore Drive. Residents can bring up to three large file boxes full of papers to be shredded.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is a drive-up only event. People need to have boxes in their vehicle trunks and enter the east side driveway, stay in the car, and follow social distancing measures including wearing masks. They will need to remain in the car until boxes are returned, and they are directed out of the area.

For further information regarding identity theft, visit the Oswego Police Department website.

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This article originally appeared on the Oswego Patch

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