Sep. 15, 2023

BLAKESLEE – In an effort to help residents with the disposal of personal documents and certain other items, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) is once again hosting a shredding/cleanup event at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free service is for Monroe County residents only. 

For the first time, the event will include the opportunity for residents to replace license plates that are hard to read. PennDOT is required by law to replace a plate free of charge if they are deemed illegible by law enforcement or a certified inspection mechanic. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to inspect license plates and sign the appropriate form. Those who plan to attend should bring their vehicle with the affected plate attached, along with their unexpired Pennsylvania driver’s license and current vehicle registration card.

“My staff and I are pleased we can offer this new service at this year’s event, along with the other services we’ve been providing over the years with the help of our partner organizations,” said Rader. “We will be there, rain or shine, and encourage residents to take advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of things they no longer need or shred any of their sensitive paperwork.” 

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. 

Shredding will be conducted on site 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 old tires per vehicle (no rims), collected free of charge by The Waste Authority. 
    • Unwanted or expired prescription drugs collected by the 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 the Lions Club.  
    • Gently used children’s books collected by Clymer Library. 

For more information, please call Rader’s district office in Blakeslee at 570-643-7683.  

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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