Rep. Unes to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

PEKIN, IL – State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) will be hosting a free paper shredding event this Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to Noon.  The event will take place on the street in front of the representative’s district office, located at 19 S. Capitol Street in Pekin.

During the event, area residents will be able to shred their paper documents safely and securely to better protect themselves from possible identity theft.

“This is a great way for the public to properly dispose of important documents in a safe way.  Properly disposing of documents that contain personal information is essential to protecting a person from identity theft, and I am pleased to be offering this service to my constituents.” said Rep. Mike Unes.
The event will allow residents to dispose of up to two paper boxes per person of sensitive documents.  The documents will be shredded using a shredding truck provided by AT&T and therefore allowing this service to be free to the public.  The shred truck will shred the documents on location, and will then haul away the shredded papers to be recycled.  Those wishing to participate will be asked to remain in their cars while documents are removed by staff.  Parking is available for those who want to watch documents being shredded.
For more information about the Free Paper Shredding Event, please contact Rep. Unes’ Pekin District Office at 309-620-8631 or visit