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Document Destruction Events

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. 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 April through October, hosted by member communities.

CLICK HERE for a calendar of SWANCC Member One-Day Community Events

How to prepare for a shredding event:

  • Remove metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders, and binders
  • Place paper in paper shopping bags or boxes (LIMIT 6)
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS - please!
  • Have your ID ready
  • Remain in your car

Workers will remove the 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.

Only Residents of SWANCC member communities may participate in events. IDs will be checked.

No business or institutional waste will be accepted.

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

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Transfer Station

3 Providence Way, DesPlaines

M-F | 6 am - 4 pm
Sat | 6 am - 12 pm

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