According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics an estimated 16.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2012. The Federal Trade Commission recommends that all personal documents be shredded before throwing them in the trash.
You can drop-off your materials at any SWANCC sponsored event. An up to date schedule can be found here.
An electronics recycling event will also occur during this time. For a list of items that will be accepted at these events, please visit the SWANCC website.
The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) is arranging for a document destruction company to be on site to shred paper documents for Village residents, at no cost.
A sample of the following items can be brought:
• Bank Statements
• Medical Forms
• Credit Card Applications
• Personal Files/ Records
• Retired Tax Forms
Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed, but binders are not allowed. Only paper waste generated by residents that live in SWANCC-member communities will be accepted.
Business Waste will not be accepted.
Proof of residency in a SWANCC-member community will be required.
Contact the Village Manager's Office for more details at