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When: Saturday, March 30th
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: 44th Ward Service Office
3223 N. Sheffield
In partnership with Midway, movers, free document shredding will be provided to 44th Ward residents.
RESIDENTIAL PAPER ONLY
Please remove all heavy duty staples; paper clips, metal fasteners, rubber bands, etc. from your documents prior to arriving at the shredding station.
Limit two boxes/containers per household
The following items will not be accepted:
- Materials from businesses
- Phonebooks, Binders, Metal/Plastic bound books or notebooks
- Any item containing metal, such as hanging files
Please note: Boxes/Bags/Containers are NOT allowed to be left at the event.
SHRED EVENT FAQ
WHAT DO YOU SHRED?
Any residential paper documents that contain personal or private information. Examples include: •Bank statements & Invoices
- Outdated medical records
- Pay stubs & Receipts
- Credit card offers
- Tax returns older than seven years
WHAT CAN AND CAN’T BE SHREDDED
Our primary mission is to shred confidential paper documents and to recycle as much of that paper as possible so it can return to the marketplace and avoid being dumped in a landfill. The more pure the paper, the more likely it will be re-used.
It is difficult to provide a comprehensive list of every acceptable or unacceptable item, but here is a basic guide:
ANY OTHER RESTRICTIONS?
This service is for residential customers only. Midway has the right to refuse any obvious business or institutional documents.
WILL I SEE MY ITEMS BEING SHREDDED?
Yes; all of our shred events utilize a mobile shredding truck with a shredding unit on-board and video monitor which allows you to witness your documents being shredded live and in-person.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PAPER AFTER IT IS SHREDDED?
The paper is taken to a paper recycling center for processing within 24 hours of each event.