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.
The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) provides seasonal Document Destruction Events from May through October, hosted by member communities. These events are free and limited to Village residents and residents of other SWANCC communities. A complete schedule of document destruction events can be found on the SWANCC website.
Elk Grove Village hosts one Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling event annually in June, and the details on this event can be found on the Village website calendar.