Martwick to host 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, Sept. 9.

“Identity theft is an all-too-common threat. It’s important you ensure that when you dispose of personal information, you do it the right way,” said Martwick (D-Chicago). “This event is the perfect opportunity to make sure that the documents you need to get rid of stay out of the hands of identity thieves.”

Senator Martwick is partnering with State Representative Lindsey LaPointe, Alderman Nicholas Sposato, District 12’s Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnen and MWRD Commissioner Daniel Pogorzelski to host the free shredding and recycling event.

This is a drive-thru event available to the public from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Chicago Read Mental Health Center’s south parking lot, located at 4200 N. Oak Park Ave. Residents may bring up to three 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.

“Everyone has either old electronics or documents with personal information cluttering up their homes that they don’t need but can’t properly dispose of,” Martwick said. “That’s why this event is free, because we understand that times are tough—it’s just one less thing for you to worry about.”

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