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West Chicago Paper Shred & Medical Disposal Event

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

This event is FREE for all residents & businesses.

Paper Shredding

Bring up to (10) standard office-sized boxes of documents to be destroyed. Documents and/or paper may also be brought in plastic bags. Bags and boxes will not be disposed on-site.

Please remember to remove all binders, rubber bands, binder clips, page protectors, plastic bags, plastic file tabs, CDs, vinyl checkbook holders, batteries, and other hard items. Staples and paper clips don not need to be removed.

Service provided by Accurate Document Destruction which is a subsidiary of West Chicago’s waste management service provider, Groot Industries.

Medications and Sharps Disposal

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting the following on-site:

  • Expired or unused medications and vitamins.
    • Please place all pills and ointments in a zip-lock bag; please do not bring pill bottles
  • Medical sharps including syringes, epi-pens, lancets, and needles. Please place all collected sharps in a thick plastic container, such as a laundry detergent bottle, and secure lid with tape.
  • Inhaler canisters. Please do not bring holders.

Additional Items Accepted

The West Chicago Environmental Commission will also be accepting used  American flags, eye glasses, and hearing aids at the event for proper recycling.

Rain-Barrel Program Pick-Up

Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrel from the City’s Rain Barrel Program. Please make sure to have an adequately sized vehicle and room to transport barrel(s).

If you’re interested in ordering a rain barrel for pick-up at this event, or wish to have one mailed to your household (fees apply), please visit westchicago.org/rainbarrelprogram.


This event is offered through the partnership of the City of West Chicago, the West Chicago Environmental Commission, SCARCE, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, and DuPage County.

For more information, please visit westchicago.org, and for questions about disposables please contact SCARCE at (630) 545-9710.


June 1
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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West Chicago Metra Parking Lot
500 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 60185 United States
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