Shred sensitive papers…Help prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information at a free recycling event scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., April 9, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. 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…Safely recycle all types of old clothing and apparel in any condition from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., April 9, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Through a cooperative program with the Epilepsy Foundation, items, including shoes, belts, hats, bags, linens and towels, will be sent to developing nations to repurpose. The Epilepsy Foundation also offers residential pickup — visit www.epilepsychicago.org or www.donateillinois.org for more information.
Repurpose latex paint…Safely dispose of unwanted, but useable latex paint or get free paint at the Great Paint Exchange, scheduled for Sat., April 16, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Half-to-full cans of latex paint will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. Anyone in need of paint may pick it up from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.