Oswego police, First National Bank hosting free shredding event Oct. 9

To help prevent identity theft, the Oswego Police Department is partnering up with First National Bank of Omaha to offer a free shredding service to the community Saturday, Oct. 9.

Charge receipts, copies of credit card applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, bank statements or expired charge cards and credit offers are examples of important personal documents that should be shredded when no longer needed.

This shred event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oswego Public Works Facility, 100 Theodore Drive in Oswego. Area residents may bring up to three large file boxes of papers to be shredded.

This is a driveup-only event. Have boxes in your vehicle trunk. Enter the west side driveway, stay in your car and follow social distancing measures, including wearing masks. Remain in your vehicle until boxes are returned. You will then be directed out of the area.

For information about the event, call the Oswego Police Department at 630-551-7300.