Paper shredding…Help prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information at a free recycling event scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., Sept. 10, 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.
Old clothing…The Public Works Department has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to collect clothing and apparel of all types and in any condition from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., Sept. 10, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. 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.
Paint exchange…Safely dispose of unwanted, but useable latex paint or get free paint at the Great Paint Exchange, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 17, 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 from the morning collection from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.