Jun 12

This Weekend: Shred or Recycle Your Stuff for FREE!

Shred or recycle your stuff for free!

WHEN:  Saturday June 23rd, 2012, 9:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: United Center – Parking Lot E (On Wood Street between Madison & Warren Blvd)

WHAT:  SHRED up to 10 boxes of  documents and also RECYCLE the following types of electronics:

  • TVs
  • Compute r Monitors
  • PCs/Laptops/Servers
  • Data Storage devices
  • Printers
  • Fax or copy machines
  • Cell phones
  • VCRs/DVD players/Video game consoles

Only paper documents are permitted to be shredded at this event. Stapled and/or paper clipped documents are okay. Inappropriate items such as clothing, food, and garbage will be refused.

Guidelines for determining what sorts of documents you can/should shred:

  • The IRS has three years from your tax-filing date to audit, and has six years to challenge a claim. A good rule of thumb is to keep all tax returns and supporting documentation for seven years.
  • Keep credit card statements for seven years if tax related expenses are documented.
  • Keep paycheck stubs for one year. Be sure to cross reference the paycheck stub to the W-2 form.
  • Keep bank statements and cancelled checks for at least one year.
  • Bills should kept for one year or until the cancelled check has been returned.
  • Receipts for large ticket items should be kept for insurance purposes.
  • Home improvement receipts should be kept for six years or permanently.
  • Documents NOT TO SHRED:  birth certificates, social security cards, insurance policies, titles or wills should be kept permanently in a safety deposit box.


May 11

FREE Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event

The WPB (Wicker Park Bucktown SSA) and Ann M. Nolan, State Farm Insurance, will be putting on a FREE paper shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 14. Bring your paper and e-recyclables to the KMART parking lot on Ashland Ave (near Division) between 10am-Noon.Your paper will be securely shredded and recycled. All donated computers and electronics will have their hard drives cleaned, and refurbished for use in the community. See http://pcrr.com/ for more details on types of allowable electronic donations. Used TV monitors will also be gratefully accepted. Call the WPB office for more information: (773) 235-6385.


As a reminder, the  WPB regularly accept working and non working cell phones, batteries from power tools, laptops, cameras, cell phones for recycling,  Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am – 5:00pm at their office at 1414 N. Ashland Avenue.