Rep. Bryant to Host Free Shred Event: Saturday, August 27 in Mt. Vernon

State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), is reminding residents who have paper documents with sensitive information that they want to have destroyed properly should take advantage of the free shred event scheduled for this Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the district office parking lot located at 3307 Broadway Street in Mt. Vernon.

“I want to thank AT&T for their generous contribution to underwrite the costs of bringing one of these shred trucks to our community,” commented Rep. Bryant. “This is a good opportunity for people to both protect their sensitive information from identity thieves and help the environment by recycling paper,” Bryant added.

The free event is open to residents—not companies—and there is a limit of two bags per person. Material will be accepted until the shred truck at the event reaches capacity. Residents are asked to remove all paper clips, staples and other bindings from their documents prior to bringing them to the event for shredding. Cardboard boxes cannot be left at the event.

For more information, contact Rep. Bryant at 618-242-8115 or at her on-line office at