File/Shred-It will dispose of unwanted paper documents safely.

MARGATE – The city will hold its twice-yearly shredding event 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Public Works yard, 101 N. Benson Avenue. Longport residents are invited to participate in the event.

While paper products are normally discarded in recycling bins on collection days, it is recommended that any documents with personal information, such as tax documents or anything containing Social Security numbers, should be shredded. This is the best way to protect privacy and prevent identity theft.

The event is open to residents of Margate and Longport only with proof of residency. The event is a great way to dispose of unwanted documents safely without compromising personal information.

For more information, contact Anthony Edge at Margate City Public Works, 609-822-5038.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.