The Norristown Police Department and the municipality are sponsoring a Community Shred and Pill Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the parking lot behind Norristown Municipal Hall, at 235 East Airy Street.
The Federal Trade Commission received more than two million identity theft complaints in 2012. Shredding outdated confidential and personal documents can help protect residents from being victims of such crimes. Residents and business owners are invited to bring documents like bank statements, tax, medical and insurance forms, reciepts and personal files to shred at no charge.
Staples and paperclips will not have to be removed, but binders and notebooks cannot be shredded. The paper will be used as material for products like paper towels and paper plates.
Residents will also have an opportunity to surrender expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs and other medications for destruction on Saturday, April 27.
The program is absolutely anonymous – there will be no questions or requests for identification.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program, contact Officer Brian Saxon at 610-270-0977 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.