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Saturday, March 14th 9am – Noon
44th Ward Service Office 3223 N. Sheffield
In partnership with Midway Movers free document shredding will be provided to 44th Ward residents only.
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 MAY NOT be left at the event
The below changes have been implemented by Midway Document Destruction. Please carefully read this information prior to arriving as this policy will be strictly enforced.
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- Outdated medical records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:
|ACCEPTABLE AND OPTIMAL
White office paper (copier, computer, legal, letterhead, loose-leaf, cash receipts, memos, and other types of white paper) with any colored ink, non-glossy
Mixed Paper – Colored copier paper, windowed or windowless envelopes, yellow legal pads, manila and colored file folders, message pads; non-glossy flyers pamphlets and brochures
Newspapers, magazines, plastic bags or sleeves, bubble-insulated envelopes, credit and ID cards, license plates, cardboard (including hardcovers of books and composition folders), 3 ring binders, notebook spirals, plastic file covers, hanging file folders, accordion folders, paper towels, napkins, tissues, CDs, disks, X-rays, blueprints, styrofoam, prescription medicine bottles, and no electronics or hard drives of any kind.
|WHAT ABOUT STAPLES AND PAPER CLIPS
Small staples on your documents are okay. Please remove any plastic binder clips or any other large metal or plastic fasteners, rubber bands
ANY OTHER RESTRICTIONS?
This service is for residential customers only. Midway has the right to refuse any obvious business or institutional documents. Business customers; please call Midway at 773-588-7000, option 6 for a custom quote for your project. We accept all project sizes. Please mention the event you attended to receive discounted rates.
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.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE TO BE SHREDDED OR CAN’T MAKE IT TO THIS EVENT?
Please call Midway at 773-588-7000, option 6 for a quote on our paid services. We offer discounted self drop-off service as well as full-service pick-up and live shredding for as low as $7 per box.
As of January 2020, all Senior Sewer Rebates will be handled by the Department of Finance, Utility Billing & Customer Service.
The application for both Seniors Citizen Sewer Rebate for Condominiums and Townhomes ($50 Rebate) and Single Family Homes (Exemption of the Sewer Charge) have been combined into one application.
Renewal notices for the Senior Citizen Sewer ($50 Rebate) have been sent to 2019 applicants and should arrive by mail shortly. Renewal applications require the following documents:
1. Proof of age: copy of applicant’s birth certificate/government issued identification with date of birth (For example: driver’s license, passport, Chicago Citykey)
2. Proof of ownership: copy of deed, property tax bill, or co-op certificate in the applicant’s name
3. Proof of residence: copy of utility bill or property tax bill in the applicant’s name
New residents or those now eligible to receive a rebate or sewer exemption can download the application and instructions here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fin/provdrs/utility_billing/svcs/apply-for-utility-charge-exemptions.html
Please submit all applications and supporting documentation directly to the Department of Finance:
City of Chicago, Department of Finance P.O. Box 6330 Chicago, Illinois 60680-6330 Or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, you may contact the Utility Billing & Customer Service office at 312-744-4426 or call our office at 773-525-6034.