House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), State Sen. John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) and State Rep. David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) are hosting a free recycling and paper shredding event for all area residents to drop off documents to be shred and various items to be recycled or disposed of.
The event is on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Burr Ridge Middle School, located at 15W451 91st Street in Burr Ridge.
All area residents are encouraged to bring up to two bags of important documents and papers that need to be properly shredded and destroyed, as well as drop off recyclables of all types—including bikes, wheelchairs, flags, books, musical instruments, building materials, electronics and much more.
Examples of electronics that will be accepted include but are not limited to: cell phones, DVD players, stereos, laptops, keyboards, music devices, video game consoles and more. Televisions and computer monitors, however, will not be accepted at this recycling event.
"With spring weather just around the corner, this event is a great opportunity for community members to clear out unwanted clutter and items that unnecessarily take up space in their homes," Durkin said. "Appropriately disposing these items through recycling not only benefits the environment, but also helps those in need who could use repurposed appliances, electronics, bicycles and much more.”
“Our participating local organizations will be with us collecting electronics, items and materials from around the house that can be recycled for future use,” said Curran. “Residents can also take advantage of the shredding service we’re offering. It’s an easy and free way to properly destroy your sensitive documents and better protect you and your family from fraud or identity theft.”
"It's a pleasure to partner with Leader Durkin and Senator Curran for this recycling and document shredding event," said Olsen. "With the help of our assisting participants, we are offering residents an opportunity to safely and efficiently dispose of all kinds of unwanted items."
For the list of acceptable items and to find out more information, please click here.