Posted on: April 10, 2018

Residential One-Day Electronic Recycling & Document Destruction Event

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Village of Wheeling is co-hosting a combined recycling event at the Department of Public Works, 77 W. Hintz Road, from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. only. Residents from Wheeling and other Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) communities are eligible to participate. Materials will not be accepted from non-SWANCC residents, businesses, schools or institutions. IDs will be checked for verification of residency and those residents not in a SWANCC community will be re-directed to an exit.

Acceptable electronic items include: answering machines, cable receiver, calculators, camcorders, cameras, cell phones, computer cables, computer monitors, computers (desktop, notebook, tablet), converter boxes, copy machines, fax machines, keyboards, mice, microwaves, MP3 players, portable digital assistants (PDAs), power tools and cords, printers (multi-function printers), satellite receiver, scanners, shredders, small home appliances (toasters, blenders), stereo equipment (no wood), telephones, televisions (no wood), typewriters, video game consoles, video recorders/players and zip drives.

Items not on the acceptable electronic list (such as dehumidifiers, humidifier, air conditioners, vacuums, refrigerators, large home appliances, batteries, light bulbs, etc.) will be returned to the resident. Residents will then be responsible for proper disposal by contacting the Village of Wheeling or Waste Management for proper disposal requirements.

For document destruction, residents may bring residentially generated paper, such as medical records, tax forms, bank statements, etc. for shredding. There is a limit of six (6) file-size boxes or paper bags per vehicle. No plastic bags. Papers must be free of contamination such as metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders and binders. Documents will be placed in a toter and, once toters are full, will be loaded into a shredding truck onsite. The paper will be cross-shredded, baled and recycled.

Due to safety, amount of vehicles, and space constraints at this event, residents will not be allowed to exit their vehicles at any time for any reason or park to observe documents being shredded.

Residents should expect delays, or longer waiting times, during the event. It is recommended that residents arrive no later than 11 am to ensure participation.

Please contact Public Works at 847-279-6900 with any questions, or for additional electronic and document destruction one-day events scheduled by SWANCC, visit www.swancc.org or contact 847-724-9205.

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