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West Chicago Paper Shred & Medical Disposal Event

June 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


Paper Shredding


This event is FREE for all residents & businesses.  Find more details here.

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 do 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.

Medication and Sharps Disposal
The DuPage County Sherff’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.


June 3, 2023
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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