Better shred than read

Got bills? Got confidential, private documents? Got any papers that you wouldn't want prying -- or criminal -- eyes to peruse?

County commissioners, the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County, and Shred One Security Corp., will hold a paper shredding event Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Lower Merion High School. The school is at 315 E. Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore.

It's free, but here are a couple of rules from the county: "No businesses are permitted.  Residents are urged to make sure that the materials they present for shredding do not include plastic, cardboard, or metal.  However, there is no need to remove staples, paper clips, hanging folders, etc."

Shred One provides the trucks that drive around shredding paper. You even can watch your materials getting torn to pieces. The shredded paper is recycled, the county said.