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Shred sensitive papers, recycle old clothing

Oak Parkers are invited to shred sensitive papers and recycle old clothing from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., April 25 at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Each household is limited to two bags or small boxes of paper items with personal information such as canceled checks, documents containing credit card numbers, social security numbers and medical information. Paper materials that can be placed in the recycling cart or bin, such as newspaper, magazines, chipboard or junk mail, will not be accepted. 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. For more information on these events or recycling in Oak Park, call 708.358.5700 or email