The City of West Chicago invites residents and local businesses to the City’s annual drive-through Paper Shred and Medical Disposal Event being held on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the METRA Parking Lot at 508 Main Street.
This event is free for all residents and businesses, and is organized through the partnership of the City of West Chicago, the City’s Environmental Commission, SCARCE, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, and DuPage County.
See below for more details about the event.
Bring up to (10) standard office-sized boxes of documents to be destroyed. Documents and/or paper may also be brought in plastic bags. Bags and boxes will not be disposed on-site. Please remember to remove all binders, rubber bands, binder clips, page protectors, plastic bags, plastic file tabs, CDs, vinyl checkbook holders, batteries, and other hard items. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed. Service provided by Accurate Document Destruction which is a subsidiary of West Chicago’s waste management service provider, Groot Industries.
Medication and Sharps Disposal
The DuPage County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting the following on-site:
- Expired or unused medications and vitamins. Please place all pills and ointments in a zip-lock bag; please do not bring pill bottles.
- Medical sharps including syringes, epi-pens, lancets, and needles. Please place all collected sharps in a thick plastic container, such as a laundry detergent bottle, and secure lid with tape.
- Inhaler canisters. Please do not bring holders.
Additional Items Accepted
Participants will also be able to recycle the following items: used American flags, eye glasses, and hearing aids.
Rain-Barrel Program Pick-Up
Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrel from the City’s Rain Barrel Program. Please make sure to have an adequately sized vehicle and room to transport barrel(s). If you’re interested in ordering a rain barrel for pick-up at this event, or wish to have one mailed to your household (fees apply), please visit westchicago.org/rainbarrelprogram.
For questions about disposables please contact SCARCE at (630) 545-9710.