The Oswego Police Department will host a community paper shredding event on Saturday, October 9 from nine to one at the Village Public Works Facility located at 100 Theodore Drive.
Old documents that are no longer needed and contain personal information should be destroyed. The police department says identity theft can happen when documents are stolen from home or business or from a mailbox or trash bin. Scammers can also use electronic skimming devices and online scams. Documents that should be shredded include receipts, credit card forms, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, and bank statements.
People are allowed to bring up to three large boxes of papers to be shredded. The event will be drive up only. People should have their boxes in the trunk of their vehicle.