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Clean out those old files Saturday

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will host a document destruction event at Evanston’s Civic Center on Saturday.


The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will host a document destruction event at Evanston’s Civic Center on Saturday.

Residents can bring their documents to 2100 Ridge Ave. from 9 to 11 a.m. and workers will unload the paper and shred it by machine.

The shredded documents are then transported to a recycling facility in Elk Grove Village and baled before being recycled into new paper.

Since 2005, SWANCC has shredded over 150 tons of paper from member communities.

Typical documents that can be shredded include medical forms, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms and other documents. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed.

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