Martwick to sponsor free shredding and electronics recycling event

CHICAGO — To offer residents an opportunity to safely dispose documents with vulnerable information and unwanted electronics, State Senator Robert Martwick is hosting a free shredding and electronic recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 8.

“This event is a great way for people to properly dispose of personal information and old electronics that are cluttering their homes,” said Martwick (D-Chicago). “You shouldn’t throw either into the trash, let us shred and recycle whatever you need, so it can be disposed of safely.”

Senator Martwick is partnering with State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, Alderman Nicolas Sposato, State Rep. Brad Stephens, State Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza and District 12’s Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnan to host this free shredding and recycling event.

This is a drive-thru event available to the public from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Chicago Read Mental Health Center’s south parking lot, located at 4200 N. Oak Park Ave. Residents may bring up to three bankers boxes of personal documents and small to medium sized electronics such as cellphones, computer monitors, printers, keyboards and mice, VCRs, DVD players or digital converter boxes.

“Identity theft is a threat we all face, but proper disposal of your personal documents reduces the risk of scammers getting ahold of them,” Martwick said. “I encourage all who are able to join me at this free event.”

Questions should be directed to the 38th Ward Office at 773-282-3838.