Document Destruction

The Buffalo Grove Document Destruction Event is one-day event that allows residents to destroy any sensitive documents such as medical records, tax forms and bank statements.  The annual Document Destruction Event takes place in the fall at the Metra Parking Lot, located at 825 Commerce Court.

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.

Waste Management's At Your Door Service provides removal services for electronics and household hazardous waste.

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Who's Listening?

Greg Sauser

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday