One of the big recycling events of the year — Kane County Recycles’ free confidential document shredding event — is set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 26, at the Kane County Branch Court office, 540 S. Randall in St. Charles.
Here’s what you need to know to get through the line as quickly as possible and go on to other weekend chores or fun.
June 26 Confidential Document Shredding Event
Where: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, which is just north of IL Route 38 and south of IL Route 64 across from the Kane County Fairgrounds.
When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 26, 2021. Please arrive between these hours. Do not arrive early as you create the problem you are trying to avoid — a long line that is not moving!
What: This is a confidential document shredding event. Kane County is not recycling any other items at this event. Only shredding! There is one more shredding event scheduled this year — on Saturday Oct. 23.
- Please only bring truly confidential documents — like tax and medical records, bank statements, anything with your social security number on it.
- Please do not bring periodicals, magazines, junk mail, cash register receipts, kid’s school papers, photocopies of jokes, notebooks, books, you get the picture. SORT IT OUT! These materials can go in your household recycling bin.
- Please stay in your car and let our volunteers and staff unload.
- This event is for Kane County residents only, not for businesses or out-of-county residents.
- Quantity limit per resident is approximately equal to four banker boxes (12-inch width by 16-inch depth by 10-inch height) but you can bring them in any kind of boxes or bags — even plastic, though that is not preferable. If you carpool with a neighbor there can be more than four boxes per car.
- Staples, paperclips, spiral bindings, file folders without metal, and envelope windows are fine to leave in. Please REMOVE all binder clips, three-ring plastic binders and any larger metal pieces.
- Please note that we will receive documents for shredding only until the trucks are full.
- Do not bring any other items for recycling. This event is for document shredding only!
NOT Accepting Already-Shredded Paper
Kane County Recycles is not accepting already-shredded documents at this event.
You can bring documents that have already been shredded at home, to the next event on July 10. Bring shredded paper in a paper bag, to the book recycling area at the event, where the shredded paper will be sent for recycling at a local paper mill, along with the old worn, torn, beyond-use books.