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Shred sensitive paper, recycle old clothing

The Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd., will be a busy site from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., Sept. 12, as vendors will be on hand shredding documents and recycling old clothing that otherwise might end up in a landfill.

Residents are invited to bring up to two bags or small boxes of documents containing personal information such as canceled checks, credit card or social security numbers, or medical information. Since the idea is to help residents prevent identity theft, materials such as newspapers, magazines, chipboard or junk mail will not be accepted — just place them in the recycling cart or bin.

Representatives of Epilepsy Foundation also will be on site collecting apparel of all types in any condition for recycling, including shoes, belts, hats, bags, linens and towels. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or email