Residents can bring up to six file-size boxes or paper grocery bags (no plastic bags) of sensitive paper documents containing personal information such as medical forms, bank statements, retired tax records, financial planning or documents with personal information (address labels are not considered personal information).
Attendees should ensure paper is free of "contamination" including batteries, electronics, medications, sharps, etc. that may pose a health and safety danger to those handling the paper documents. All metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders and binders should also be removed from documents (small staples are okay).
When arriving at a Document Destruction Event, residents should have their ID ready and remain in vehicles— no business, school or institutional documents will be accepted. Workers will remove documents from vehicles and place them in carts which are then emptied into and cross-shredded in the shredding truck. Shredded paper is then transported to a local Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), baled and sold to a paper mill and made into new paper and paper products.
More information on this event can be found on the SWANCC website.Management's At Your Door Service provides removal services for electronics and household hazardous waste.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who’s Invited to Participate: Buffalo Grove residents as well as any other residents who live in any of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) communities are invited participate.
- What to Bring:
- Paper documents (bring to the event in either paper shopping bags or boxes - no plastic bags). There is a limit of six paper shopping bags or file-size boxes per vehicle. Paper must be free of contamination, such as metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders, and binders.
- Additional information. Visit the SWANCC website.
- Hosted. The event is hosted by the Village in coordination with the SWANCC and the Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team.