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Queens lawmakers to host annual Rockaway Paper Shredding event

Rockaway paper shredding event
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State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. are inviting residents of the 23rd Assembly District to safely and securely shred their unwanted documents at the annual Rockaway Paper Shredding Day event on Sunday, July 17.

Residents can bring their documents and shred them for free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Camillus-St. Virgilius Parish parking lot, located at 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd. 

“We accumulate so much paper and documents over the years, and it can be so challenging to dispose of them in a safe and secure way,” Amato said. “This is a way to securely get rid of old and unwanted documents. I’m happy to partner with Senator Addabbo, St. Camillus and USA Shred to bring this invaluable resource to our community and make sure that we are protecting our most sensitive information.”

Amato and Addabbo have hosted the paper shredding event for years. According to Addabbo, these events allow their constituents the ability to safely and securely dispose of their documents and papers at a convenient location in their own neighborhood. 

“Not everybody has a personal shredder in their home and does not want to risk throwing their sensitive documents in with the trash,” Addabbo said. “My thanks to Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato and USA Shred for partnering on this wonderful community event.”

There is a limit of three boxes per person during the event to ensure that everyone who arrives has the ability to shred their paper.

Cardboard, magazines, file folders and pre-shredded paper will not be accepted during this event.

For more information on this event contact Amato’s office at 718-945-9550.

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