Residents can help prevent identity theft by shredding sensitive papers, as well as recycle old clothing of just about any kind in any condition from 8 a.m. to noon, Sat., Sept. 16, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Boulevard. Both services are free. Here are the details:
Shred sensitive papers…Each household is limited to two bags or small boxes. Only items with personal information such as canceled checks, documents containing credit card numbers, social security numbers and medical information will be accepted. Paper materials that can be placed in the recycling cart or bin, such as newspaper, magazines, chipboard or junk mail, will not be accepted.
Recycle old clothing…Through a cooperative program with the Epilepsy Foundation, items such as shoes, belts, hats, bags, linens and towels are sent to developing nations to repurpose. The Epilepsy Foundation also offers residential pickup — visit www.epilepsychicago.org or www.donateillinois.org for details. For more information on these events or recycling in Oak Park, call 708.358.5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is posted at www.oak-park.us/recycling.