The 40th Ward is hosting a FREE shredding event for 40th Ward residents. Please note that the event is weather permitting and will continue until 2pm unless Midway Document Destruction’s truck reaches capacity beforehand. Masks are required.
Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 10am-2pm (or until truck reaches capacity)
Location: 5333 N. Western Ave
***Participants are limited to TWO boxes per household for this event***
Our primary mission is to shred confidential paper documents and to recycle as much of that paper as possible so it can return to the marketplace and avoid being dumped in a landfill. The more pure the paper, the more likely it will be re-used.
It is difficult to provide a comprehensive list of every acceptable or unacceptable item, but here is a basic guide:
ACCEPTABLE AND OPTIMAL
White office paper (copier, computer, legal, letterhead, loose-leaf, cash receipts, memos, and other types of white paper) with any colored ink, non-glossy
Mixed Paper – Colored copier paper, windowed or windowless envelopes, yellow legal pads, manila and colored file folders, message pads; non-glossy flyers pamphlets and brochures
Newspapers, magazines, plastic bags or sleeves, bubble-insulated envelopes, credit and ID cards, license plates, cardboard (including hardcovers of books and composition folders), 3 ring binders, notebook spirals, plastic file covers, hanging file folders, accordion folders, paper towels, napkins, tissues, CDs, disks, X-rays, blueprints, styrofoam, prescription medicine bottles, and no electronics or hard drives of any kind.
WHAT ABOUT STAPLES AND PAPER CLIPS?
Small staples and plain metal paper clips on your documents are okay. Please remove any plastic binder clips or any other large metal or plastic fasteners.