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Document Destruction & Electronics Recycling Event

Elk Grove Village, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), is sponsoring a Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, June 1:


James Paul Petri Public Works Facility
450 E. Devon Avenue
Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

There is no cost to attend, but residents must live in one of SWANCC’s member communities to participate. IDs will be checked for proof of residency. Materials from businesses, institutions or schools will not be accepted. 

Residents drive up in their vehicles and workers will unload the paper documents and electronics. 

Document Destruction

Typical documents to shred include medical forms, bank statements, personal files and retired tax forms. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed. Residents will be limited to six file-size boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. Do not bring paper in plastic bags.  

The following electronics will be accepted:

TVs                                                               MP3 Players
Calculators                                                    Video Game Consoles
Camcorders                                                   PDAs          
Cameras                                                        Peripherals (Mice/Keyboards/Drives)
Computers-PCs                                              Printers
Laptops                                                         Power Tools/Cords
Computer monitors                                        Scanners
Copy Machines                                               Landline Telephones
DVD/Blue Ray players                                    Mobile phones   
Fax machines                                                Telephones                              
Microwaves                                                   VHS Players                                           
Cable Receivers                                            Computer Cables
Converter Boxes                                           Satellite Receivers
Typewriters                                                  Zip Drives

The following items will NOT be accepted at this event:

Air Conditioners                                            Refrigerators
CDs/DVDs (Games)                                        Postage Machines
Dehumidifiers                                               Software
Print Cartridges                                            Vacuum Cleaner
Answering Machines                                      Toasters
Blenders                                                       Coffee Makers
Lamps                                                          Microwaves
Shredders                                                     Stereo Equipment

This event will be held rain or shine, however if there is severe weather impacting the area, the event may be canceled.

SWANCC sponsors a number of one-day recycling events during spring, summer and fall months. For more information on the SWANCC recycling event schedule, what to recycle, or other recycling information, please visit the SWANCC website.

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