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Document Destruction Event

  • Date: 10/28/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Introduction: SWANCC sponsors Document Destruction Events (DDEs) to assist residents with recycling outdated or sensitive documents.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Village of Barrington will host a Document Destruction Event (DDE), sponsored by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).  The event will be held at the North Commuter Parking Lot, enter at Klingenburg Lane and Northwest Highway.  For Google maps, enter 132 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington, Illinois – the event will be held directly behind that building, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

SWANCC sponsors Document Destruction Events (DDEs) to assist residents with recycling outdated or sensitive documents.  Residents from Barrington and other SWANCC communities are eligible to participate.  However, materials will not be accepted from non-SWANCC residents, businesses, schools, or institutions, and IDs will be checked for verification of residency - http://www.swancc.org/swancc-member-communities

Acceptable documents can include medical forms, bank statements, personal files and retired tax forms.  There is a limit of six (6) file boxes or paper bags, and all plastic, metal clips or binders must be removed.  DO NOT bring paper in plastic bags.  Plastic is a contaminant, as are photos, slides, and any non-paper items.  Workers will remove the paper documents while residents stay their vehicles.  Paper is cross-shredded on site and will be recycled at a mill to make new paper products.

“Every consumer is at risk of identity theft and criminals have gotten very astute at going into garbage cans and recycling bins stealing names, addresses and even bank account numbers”, said Mary Allen, SWANCC’s Recycling and Education Director. “Because of this constant threat, SWANCC wants to assist residents with destroying their personal information, making sure that all shredding is done on site at the host location before being recycled.”

For more information on SWANCC’s Document Destruction Events, or other programs and resources, please visit SWANCC’s website at swancc.org or call (847) 724-9205.