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Document Destruction, Electronics Recycling Event Set for Sept. 15

Joint event will be sponsored by Buffalo Grove and SWANCC.

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will team with the Village of Buffalo Grove this month for a combined document destruction and electronics recycling event. There is no cost to participate, but residents must live in one of SWANCC’s member communities. Identifications will be checked for proof of residency. 

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at 151 Hasting Lane (parking lot behind Banner Plumbing). As SWANCC residents drive up in their vehicles, workers will unload the paper documents and electronics.  

Typical documents to shred include medical records, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms, etc. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed. Residents will be limited to six grocery-size bags or boxes of documents per event.

Under the new Illinois Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act, only the following electronics will be accepted at SWANCC-sponsored events: Computers – PCs and laptops, Computer Monitors, Peripherals (mice, keyboards, zip drives), Printers, Fax Machines, Video Game Consoles, Scanners, Mobile Phones, MP3 Players, Televisions, PDAs , VHS Players, DVD Players and DVR/Cable Boxes.

Materials from businesses, institutions or schools will not be accepted.

“SWANCC’s goal is to provide convenient and environmentally-sound programs to assist residents with recycling materials, which keeps potentially harmful as well as recoverable materials from going to a landfill,” Mary Allen, SWANCC's recycling and education director, said in a press release.

All paper is shredded on site by Accurate Document Destruction, a division of Groot Industries, and the electronics will be recycled by Supply-Chain Services.  For more information about these companies, please visit shredd.net or supply-chainservices.com.

Arlington Heights document destruction

The Village of Arlington Heights will host a document destruction at its Senior Center, 1801 West Central Road, from 9-11 a.m Sept. 22 As SWANCC residents drive up in their vehicles, workers will unload the paper documents into large carts. When full, the carts of paper are emptied into the truck’s cross-shredding machine. At the end of the event, the shredded documents are transported to Groot’s recycling facility in Elk Grove Village and baled before being recycled into new paper. 

For more information on SWANCC’s recycling events or other recycling information, please contact the agency at (847) 724-9205 or visit SWANCC’s website at swancc.org.

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