Feigenholtz partners with area lawmakers for Earth Day shredding and electronics recycling event

CHICAGO – To help community members prevent identity fraud and protect their personal information, State Senator Sara Feigenholtz is joining 43rd Ward Alderman Timmy Knudsen and State Representative Margaret Croke to host a free paper shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, located at 2430 N. Cannon Drive in Chicago.

“Shredding old documents and recycling used electronics are great ways for residents to clear out clutter in their homes, keep their personal information safe and protect the environment,” said Feigenholtz (D-Chicago). “I encourage residents to use this as an opportunity to kick off their spring cleaning and sustainably celebrate Earth Day with us by recycling personal documents and old electronics from their home.”

Shredding services will accept residential documents only, such as personal bank statements, invoices, outdated medical records, pay stubs, receipts, credit card offers and tax returns older than seven years. Residents are asked to limit documents to two boxes per household and remove all paper clips, metal fasteners, binder clips and rubber bands before bringing the documents to be shredded.

For more information about accepted electronics, residents can visit Newtech E-Scrap Recycling.