Residents can help prevent identity theft by shredding sensitive papers, as well as recycle old clothing of just about any kind in any condition at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Both services are free.
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 of Greater Chicago, residents can donate used clothing and apparel of all types including shoes, belts, hats, towels, linens ... basically anything textile-related. Donations help fund free programs and services for nearly 140,000 individuals living with epilepsy. Items that cannot be used are sent to developing nations to repurpose. Residents will receive a 2018 tax donation receipt. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago also provides residential home pickup: www.donateillinois.org or call 630.812.2460. Find out more: www.epilepsychicago.org.