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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. The 2017 schedule will be posted in April.

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.

Following is a schedule of upcoming one-day events:

Saturday, August 19
Hoffman Estates Public Works
2305 Pembroke Ave., Hoffman Estates

Saturday, August 26
Glencoe Metra Station
SE Commuter Parking Lot, Glencoe

Saturday, September 16
Parking Lot Behind Banner Plumbing
151 Hastings Rd., Buffalo Grove

Saturday, September 23
South Barrington Village Hall Back Parking Lot
30 S. Barrington Rd., South Barrington

Saturday, October 7
Rolling Meadows Public Works
3900 Berdnick St., Rolling Meadows

Saturday, October 14
Arlington Park Racetrack
2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights

Saturday, October 21
Avenues to Independence
515 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge

Saturday, October 28
Commuter Parking Lot
Wool St. and Klingenburg Ln., Barrington

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