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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.

Upcoming 2019 One-Day Community Events

Saturday, September 21
9 AM to 12 PM    
South Barrington Village Hall 
30 S. Barrington Road, South Barrington 60010
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, September 28
9 AM to 12 PM    
Centennial Park
2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette 60091 
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, October 5
9 AM to 12 PM    
Rolling Meadows Public Works
3900 Berdnick Street, Rolling Meadows 60008
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, October 12
9 AM to 12 PM        
Arlington International Racecourse
(entrance off W. Euclid Avenue)
2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights 60005
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, October 19
9 AM to 12 PM    
Park Ridge Public Works
400 Busse Highway, Park Ridge 60068
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, October 26
9 AM to 12 PM        
Barrington Metra Station Parking Lot
Wool St. & Klingenberg Ln., Barrington 60018
Document Destruction Only

Completed 2019 One-Day Community Events

Sunday, April 14
10 AM to 2 PM
Niles North High School
9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie 60077
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, April 27
9 AM to 12 PM
Arlington International Racecourse
(entrance off N. Wilke Road)
2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights 60005
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, May 4
9 AM to 12 PM
Wheeling Public Works
77 W. Hintz Road, Wheeling 60090
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, May 18
9 AM to 12 PM
Morton Grove Civic Center
6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove 60053
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, June 1
9 AM to 12 PM
Elk Grove Public Works
450 E. Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village 60007
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, June 8
9 AM to 12 PM
Prospect Heights Metra Station
55 S. Wolf Road, Prospect Heights 60070
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, June 22
9 AM to 12 PM
Glencoe Metra Station
SE Commuter Parking Lot, Glencoe 60022
(East of tracks, South of Park Ave.)
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, June 29
9 AM to 12 PM
Niles Public Services Department
6849 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles 60714
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, July 6
9 AM to 12 PM
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston 60201
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, July 13
9 AM to 12 PM
Glenview Municipal Center
2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview 60026
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, July 20
9 AM to 12 PM
Harper College
1200 Algonquin Road, Palatine 60067
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, August 3
9 AM to 12 PM
Mount Prospect Public Works
1700 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect 60056
Document Destruction Only

Sunday, August 11
9 AM to 12 PM    
Lincolnwood Public Works 
7001 N. Lawndale Avenue, Lincolnwood 60712 
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, August 17
9 AM to 1 PM
Hoffman Estates Public Works    
2305 Pembroke Avenue, Hoffman Estates 60169
Document Destruction and Electronics

Saturday, August 24
9 AM to 12 PM    
Winnetka Public Works
1390 Willow Road, Winnetka 60093
Document Destruction Only

Saturday, September 14
9 AM to 12 PM    
Banner Plumbing Parking Lot
151 Hastings Road, Buffalo Grove 60089
Document Destruction and Electronics

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