Free recycling events by Chicago Ward. Following are all the recycling events in 2021 that I could find by Ward. Find your Ward. Free paper shredding events, often called Community Shred Days or Shred-A-Thons, are usually scheduled from March through November across the City. This service is for residential customers only. Events subject to change. Call before hauling your stuff over. More info here.
Free recycling events by Chicago Ward
Tue, June 15, 12pm – 2pm 2411 W 55th St, Shred A Thon Ald Lopez 15th Ward
Wed, June 16, 9am – 1pm 4808 S Archer Ave, Shred a Thon: Sponsored by 14th Ward Alderman Edward M Burke
Thu, June 17, 10am – 2pm 10355 S Woodlawn Ave, Shred a Thon: Sponsored by 9th Ward Ald Anthony Beale
Sat, June 19, 10am – 2pm 9036 S Ashland Ave, Shred a Thon: Sponsored by 21st Ward Alderman Howard Brookins
Mon, June 21, 10am – 2pm 2511 W Division St, Sponsored by the 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado
Sat, June 26, 10am – 2pm 5106 N La Crosse Ave, Shred a Thon: Sponsored by 39th Ward Alderman Samantha Nugent
Sat, June 26, 10am – 1pm 4540 W Washington Blvd, Shred A Thon State Rep 10Th Dist Jawaharial Omar Williams
Fri, July 9, 12pm – 4pm Free community event sponsored by 31st Ward Alderman Felix Cardona Contact: Mr. Angel Vega Contact Number: 773-824-2000
Sat, July 10, 10am – 1pm 2430 N Cannon Dr, Sponsored by the 44th Ward and Alderman Tom Tunney
Sat, July 10, 11am – 1pm 3436 W Wilson Ave, Sponsored by the 33rd Ward and Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez
Sat, July 17, 8am – 12pm 2249 E 95th St, Sponsored by the 7th Ward and Alderman Greg Mitchell
Sat, July 17, 9am – 12pm 5015 S Blackstone Ave, Shred A Thon Ald Sophia D King 4Th Ward
Sat, July 24, 10am – 1pm 13330 S Baltimore Ave, Shred A Thon ST REP MARCUS C EVANS JR 33RD DIST
Wicker Park Shredding and e-Recycling events No dates available for 2021
Confidential documents: Any paper that has personal information on it is considered a confidential document. Examples include bank statements, invoices, medical records, credit card offers, and pay-stubs.
Most events allow you to bring one or two bankers boxes full of documents. If you’re taking more than one box, check with the individual event host for their exact event policy.
Staples and small paper clips are okay, remove large clips and binders. All shredded paper collected at these events is recycled.
Shredded paper from home
You can drop off shredded confidential documents for recycling, too. Reminder, shredded paper is not recyclable in the blue cart. Review the guideto see what is.
What’s not accepted
Glossy paper, magazines, books, newspapers, credit and ID cards, and other non-confidential documents are not accepted. If you’re looking to shred paper other than confidential documents, please refer to Midway Moving’s FAQ to make sure it’s accepted.