County Offers Free Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding
DuPage County will be offering free electronic recycling and document shredding for residents on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the DuPage County Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. State-of-the-art mobile shredding trucks will be used for high-volume paper destruction from 9 a.m. to noon. Electronics will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents may bring up to three boxes or paper grocery bags of residential documents. Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed, but books, hard covers, binders and binder clips will not be accepted. All of the paper will be recycled.
Electronics accepted for recycling include: TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cameras, computers, copiers, electric typewriters, fax machines, external hard drives, keyboards and mice, modems, monitors, PDAs, printers, audio and video equipment, scanners, stereos, telephones and zip drives. Items that will not be accepted include: appliances, smoke detectors, video cassettes, discs, and any items containing hazardous waste. Electronics are recycled by SIMS Recycling Solutions Inc.; no equipment is sold for resale or sent to organizations for reuse.
For more information, call the DuPage County Department of Economic Development & Planning at 630-407-6700 or visit www.dupageco.org.