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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:

Sunday, April 15

Niles North High School
9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie
10 am – 2 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, May 5
Public Works Facility
77 W. Hintz Road, Wheeling
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, May 5
Public Works Facility
1390 Willow Road, Winnetka
9 am – 12 pm
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, May 19
Civic Center
6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, June 2
Fire Station 8
1000 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, June 30
Public Works Service Center
6849 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, July 7
Evanston High School
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, July 14
Municipal Center
2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, July 28
Public Works Facility
711 Laramie Avenue, Wilmette
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, August 4
Public Works Facility
1700 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect
9 am – 12 pm
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, August 11
Public Works Facility
7001 N. Lawndale Avenue, Lincolnwood
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, August 18
Public Works Facility
2305 Pembroke Avenue, Hoffman Estates
9 am – 1 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, August 25
Metra Parking Lot
55 S. Wolf Road, Prospect Heights
9 am – 12 pm
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, September 15
Banner Plumbing Parking Lot
151 Hastings Drive, Buffalo Grove
9 am – 12 pm
Electronics and Document Destruction

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

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