Document Destruction Today, September 10 at Senior Center, Central and New Wilke Rd

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will be hosting an onsite document destruction event from 9 -11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road.

This (SWANCC) document destruction event is for SWANCC-area residents, at no cost. The Village of Arlington Heights is a SWANCC community.


Residents will be limited to six banker-sized boxes. Proof of residency will be required.

A sample of the following items can be brought to the event:
Bank Statements
Medical Forms
Personal Files
Retired Tax Forms
Receipts
Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed, but please remove binders.
No business waste accepted.

Here are some tips from Accurate Document Destruction Company, a division of Groot Recycling and Waste Services, on handling personal documents.

• Shred all personal documents before throwing them away.
• Do not carry your Social Security card with you.
• Make sure your credit cards are arriving on time. If not, it could mean someone has taken over your account and changed your billing address to cover his tracks.
• Only do Internet business with established, reputable companies.
• Never give personal information over the phone, the Internet or through the mail unless you know with whom you are dealing.
• Be cautious about where you leave personal information in your home, especially if you have roommates or employ outside help.
• Get a police report if your wallet is stolen or lost.
• Do not put sensitive outgoing mail, such as a credit card application, in an outside mailbox.
• Check your credit report at least once a year.

Date/Place/Time Reminder
9:00 – 11:00 am
Village of Arlington Heights
Senior Center Parking Lot
1801 W Central Rd
Enter on New Wilke Rd

For more information, contact the Arlington Heights Senior Center at (847) 253-5532.