Prospect Heights Document Destruction Event


Solid Waste Agency Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will be hosting a Document Destruction Event on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 9:00am - 12:00am.  This event will be held at the Prospect Heights Metra Station located at 55 South Wolf Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070.

This event is open to residents of SWANCC Member Communities only.  IDs will be checked.

How to prepare for a Document Destruction event:

About Paper Shredding

How to prepare paper documents:

  • Paper must be dry, clean, and loose
  • Remove plastic sleeves/spines/covers/binders/folders
  • Remove metal or plastic clips including paperclips and binder clips (small staples are okay)
  • Place paper in paper shopping bags or cardboard boxes 
  • Limited to six (6) paper bags or small boxes

Accepted Documents

  • Bank statements
  • Financial planning statements
  • Medical history forms
  • Retired tax documents
  • Documents with personal information, such as social security numbers

Unaccepted Documents

Recycle these items in your curbside cart:

  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Ads or coupons
  • Newspapers

Receipts are not recyclable and should be put in the garbage.

DO NOT PLACE batteries, medications, sharps, and household chemicals, or any items containing these materials.

  • DON'T bring paper in plastic bags. Use paper shopping bags or small boxes
  • DON'T include photos, slides, negatives, hardcover books, or store receipts
  • DON'T include expired plastic credit cards or cases for checks
  • DON'T include anything that is NOT paper

Prospect Heights Metra Station
55 South Wolf Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
United States