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
17Th Ward Sat, August 21, 10am – 1pm Marquette Park Fieldhouse, 6743 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60629, Contact Cynthia Love 773-934-3225
2nd Ward Tuesday, August 24 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 18th District Police Department Parking Lot 1160 N. Larrabee. Paper Shredding and Expired Prescription Drug Drop-Off For any additional information, please call the 18th District at (312) 742-5778.
State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr Sat, August 28, 10am – 1pm 8233 S Princeton Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, Contact Sharon Pincham 773-933-7715
35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa Sat, September 11, 10am – 2pm 4540 N Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, 773-887-3772
6th Ward Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer Fri, September 17, 10:00am – 12:30pm 215 W 71st St, Chicago, IL 60621, 773-635-0006
45th Ward Alderman James Gardiner Sat, September 18, 10am – 1pm 5425 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, Joyce Schraeder 773-853-0799
44TH WARD Sat, September 25, 9am – 12pm 3223 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, CONTACT DENISE POELSTERL 773-525-6034
49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden Sat, September 25, 10am – 2pm 6930 N Clark Chicago, IL Contact: Gina Parra-Hughes 773-338-5796
47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin Sat, October 2, 10am – 1pm 4250 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, Contact Number: 773-868-4747
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.