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Document Destruction Events

As a courtesy to SWANCC community residents who have sensitive documents to destroy, such as medical records, tax forms, bank statements, etc., the Agency provides seasonal Document Destruction Events from May through October, hosted by member communities.

Paper documents must be brought to the event in either paper shopping bags or boxes - NO PLASTIC BAGS - please! There is a limit of six paper shopping bags or file-size boxes per vehicle. Paper must be free of contamination, such as metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders, and binders . Also, please have your ID ready, as staff will be checking each vehicle. Workers will remove paper from vehicles to place in carts. Then documents will then be loaded into the shredding truck. The paper will be cross-shredded, baled, and eventually recycled into new paper products.Residents of SWANCC member communities may participate in events. SWANCC communities include: Arlington HeightsBarringtonBuffalo GroveElk Grove VillageEvanstonGlencoeGlenviewHoffman EstatesInvernessKenilworthLincolnwoodMorton GroveMount ProspectNilesPalatinePark Ridge,Prospect HeightsRolling MeadowsSkokieSouth BarringtonWheelingWilmette, and Winnetka.

No business or institutional waste will be accepted.

According to the  Federal Trade Commission, it is estimated that 10 million Americans were victims of identity theft last year, prompting the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) in Washington to issue new warnings about safekeeping financial information.

SWANCC's Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory provides additional options for paper shredding.

One-Day Event Schedule for 2018:

Saturday, September 22
Village Hall
30 S. Barrington Road, South Barrington
9 am – 12 pm
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, October 6
Public Works Facility
3900 Berdnick Street, Rolling Meadows
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, October 13
Arlington Park Race Track
2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights
9 am – 12 pm
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, October 20
Avenues for Independence
515 Busse Highway, Park Ridge
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, October 27
Metra Parking Lot
117-157 Wool Street, Barrington
9 am – 12 pm
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, November 3
Glenview Municipal Center
2500 East Lake St., Glenview
9 am – 12 pm
Document Destruction Only

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