Posted on: May 5, 2017

Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling Event


On Saturday, June 10th, the City of Prospect Heights will host a combined electronics recycling and shredding event at the Metra Lot, 101 S. Wolf Road, from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to participate, but residents must live in a SWANCC member community. IDs will be checked for proof of residency. No materials will be accepted from businesses or schools. As SWANCC residents drive up in their vehicles, workers will unload the paper documents and electronics.

Typical documents to shred include medical forms, bank statements, personal files and retired tax forms. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, NO BINDERS.

Residents will be limited to six file-size boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. NO PLASTIC BAGS.

Under the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act, specific electronics are prohibited from being thrown away in the garbage, such as televisions, computers and monitors. Materials accepted at permanent drop-offs and one-day events include: Answering Machines, Cable Receivers, Calculators, Camcorders, Cameras, CD and DVD Players, Computer Cables, Computer Monitors, Computers (Desktop, Notebook, Tablet), Converter Boxes, Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Humidifiers, Microwaves, Mobile Telephones, Mice or Keyboards, MP3 Players, Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), Postage Machines, Power Tools and Cords, Printers (Multi-function Printers), Satellite Receivers, Scanners, Shredders, Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, Vacuum Cleaners, Mini Refrigerators, etc.), Stereo Equipment, Telephones, Televisions, Typewriters, Video Game Consoles, Video Recorders/Players and Zip Drives.

DO NOT Bring: Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators and other large home appliances.

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

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