Carpentersville-area residents will have the opportunity to securely shred personal documents later this month thanks to an event sponsored by State Senator Cristina Castro.

“Fraud and identity theft have been on the rise, so safe, secure disposal is a great way to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands,” said Castro (D-Elgin). “I encourage anyone who could use some decluttering to come out Sept. 23 to take advantage of this free service and keep your identity safe.”

Residents will have the opportunity to safely get rid of documents at the shred day event at the Dundee Township Park District Adult Activity Center located at 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. The shred day is a joint effort between Castro, State Representative Anna Moeller and KCT Credit Union.

Americans reported losing almost $8.8 billion to fraud in 2022, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The Better Business Bureau recommends shredding outdated documents like bank statements, medical bills and pay stubs to ensure that sensitive information remains confidential.

Residents with questions can contact Castro’s district office at 847-214-8864 or online