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Mobile Shredder Coming Today

Protect yourself from identity theft and shred your personal documents this Saturday in Sleepy Hollow.

Identify theft is a common problem in both villages these days.

On Saturday comes another chance to safely destroy your personal papers and documents.

The county mobile shredder is making a visit to Sleepy Hollow on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot across from Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue.

Some tips:

  • County residents are welcome to bring a maximum of 4 file boxes (approx. 10 x 12 x 15 inches).
  • Paper should be free of clips, bindings, folders and files.
  • No bound or hardcover ledger books allowed.
  • Paper generated by businesses, schools, institutions, government or municipal officers is not allowed.
  • Shred: pre-approved credit card applications, old credit card bills, receipts, bank statements, old tax returns, or any other documents containing your name, address or other identifying information.

“Old documents and bills are a gold mine for identity thieves,” the county reports. Shred before you recycle!

For more infomation about identity theft, call the Dept. of Consumer Protection (914) 995-2155 or visit Westchestergov.com/consumer

For questions about recycling, call the Recycling Helpline at 813-5425 or visit Westchestergov.com/recycling

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Patricia January 17, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Really??? People can't shred their own documents? Has everyone become helpless in the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow area? Hey, after we shred your documents for you than we can help you across the street because I know you can't do that on your own because I see police officers on every corner. Even people going to church need a police officer or crossing guard...amazing.
joy January 18, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Great - thanks!

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