State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) are hosting a free recycling and paper shredding event for all area residents to drop off documents to be shred, and food, clothes and household items to be donated.
The event is on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Homer Junior High School, located at 15711 Bell Road in Homer Glenn.
Durkin and Curran encourage all residents to attend the free event and bring up to two bags of important documents and papers that need to be properly shredded and destroyed, as well as drop off recyclables and donations of all types.
“This event is a great opportunity for community members to rid their homes of unwanted clutter and items that can’t be easily disposed of such as electronics, small appliances, bicycles, wheelchairs, cold weather apparel and more,” said Durkin. “It not only benefits the environment by correctly recycling these items, but also gets them into the hands of those in need as we approach the winter season.”
Curran is pleased to co-host this event promoting not only safe disposal of household items and belongings, but also sensitive information.
“We’ve partnered with local organizations to collect electronics, a range of household items, sealed foods, new and used clothing—you name it,” said Curran. “It’s a free opportunity to either dispose of unwanted items or put them to great use for someone less fortunate. I also highly recommend taking 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.”
For a list of acceptable items for the recycling event and to find out more information, please visit senatorcurran.com or ilhousegop.org.