Sep. 24, 2021

BLAKESLEE – In an effort to help the public with the disposal of unwanted paperwork and certain other items, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) is hosting a shredding event at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free service is for Monroe County residents only. 

“My staff and I are pleased we when can once again provide these services to residents, along with our partners, Purple Paper Eaters and The Waste Authority,” said Rader. “This event has proven to be popular as folks take advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of things they no longer need.” 

The event will take place in the parking area in front of the raceway ticket office at 1234 Long Pond Road. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while Rader’s staff unloads any paperwork or other items for disposal. Staff members will be adhering to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health and safety guidelines. 

Paper shredding will be provided by Purple Paper Eaters Document Destruction Services of Wilkes-Barre. There is a limit of four copy-paper-sized boxes per vehicle. 

Additional items to be accepted include:

• Up to four passenger car tires collected at no cost by The Waste Authority of Blakeslee.  Clean tires only please.  
• Prescription drugs collected by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. 
• Faded and worn flags collected by American Legion Post 413 Pocono Lake. 
• Prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids collected by Lions Club. 
• Working cell phones and chargers collected for Cell Phones for Soldiers. 
• Gently used children’s books collected by Clymer Library. 

Rader added that Amazon representatives will be available to discuss current employment opportunities, and there will be a special appearance by “Tricky,” the Pocono Raceway mascot.

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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