This free event is open to residents of Elk Grove Township and will take place at RecPlex in Mount Prospect on Saturday, October 16.
Elk Grove Township and the Mount Prospect Lions Club are partnering to offer a free and confidential way to dispose of unwanted documents at a shredding event Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. – noon. The event will take place at the RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster Street in Mount Prospect and no appointment is necessary.
Elk Grove Township residents should enter through the main entrance on Dempster and remain in their vehicles as volunteers from the Township and Lions Club remove items to be shredded. Please note: There is a limit of two bankers boxes of documents per vehicle, which can also be transported in cardboard boxes similar in size, or in paper bags. As a safety precaution, volunteers will be controlling traffic as vehicles enter and exit the event, so please be mindful of their directions.
“This event provides peace of mind for residents who need to destroy documents that contain sensitive and/or personal information,” said Elk Grove Township Supervisor George Busse. “We invite everyone who lives in the Township to take advantage of this valuable, complimentary service made possible through our partnership with the Mount Prospect Lions Club.”
Items such as old bank records, personal communications, bills and other confidential documents are among those that will be collected, and all paper must be dry. Plastic spines and covers, metal clips and binders must be removed from all documents. Photos, magazines and other non-paper items will not be accepted.
Documents will be shredded by Vanguard Archives, a paper shredding and document destruction service that helps to maintain information security and reduces privacy breach risks with customized document destruction solutions. For more information on accepted items, visit https://www.vanguardarchives.
For any questions, call Elk Grove Township at 847-437-0300.