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Free Paper Shred, Recycling in Des Plaines Saturday

Event provides safe and secure disposal of sensitive documents.

The Illinois Tollway and U.S. Equities are hosting a paper recycling and shred event on Saturday, August 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Des Plaines Oasis on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) with Cintas Corporation, a leader in secure document management services.  This free event will provide a safe and secure way to shred confidential personal and business documents. Documents that can be shredded and recycled include:

  • Bank statements
  • Medical and insurance records
  • Cancelled checks
  • Credit card receipts
  • Legal documents

Participants can bring up to five boxes of any paper documents they would like to have securely destroyed on-site by a certified information destruction professional.  Upon arrival at the Des Plaines Oasis, drivers will be directed to a designated document drop-off area, where documents will be unloaded for on-site destruction and participants can watch their documents being shredded.  From drop-off to destruction, all documents will be constantly monitored and protected.  

“Identity theft is a growing threat for individuals and businesses across the nation,” said Karen Carnahan, President and COO, Cintas Document Management.  “This event will bring awareness of proper document management to the community and provide them with a secure method to safely dispose information.  More importantly, it will provide individuals with the peace of mind that their sensitive information will not end up in the wrong hands.” 

Staples, rubber bands and paper clips do not need to be removed from paper documents before being shredded.  Items that cannot be shredded include electronics, computer equipment, metals, plastics or batteries. 

-Submitted by the Illinois Tollway

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