Kane County's annual confidential document shredding event will be held Saturday, August 13.
Kane County's annual confidential document shredding event will be held Saturday, August 13.

Save the Date! Kane County Confidential Document Shredding August 13

Kane County Connects Staff 8/1/2022 2:00PM

Save the date for the annual Kane County Shredding Event for confidential documents on Saturday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon (rain or shine). This event is NOT for business shredding. 

The event will be held at 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174 and any Kane County resident may bring up to four standard size bankers boxes (or an equivalent amount) of residentially generated confidential documents for free shredding.

Material can be brought in paper bags or reusable totes, but please avoid plastic bags.

Residents are asked to include only confidential documents. These include taxes and tax records, bank and financial statements, titles and deeds, medical records, copies of ID cards, any document bearing a social security number, driver's license number, passport number, etc.

The following are not confidential and should not be brought for shredding: cash register receipts, shipping labels, junk mail, school work or report cards, photographs, magazines, etc.

Also, residents are asked to bring only paper documents -  CDs/CD-ROMs, flash drives or credit cards will not be accepted.

All large non-paper components should be removed, including three-ring binders, plastic covers and page protectors, metal file hangers and binder clips. Staples, paper clips, and spiral binding are okay.

Please do not arrive earlier than 8:00 a.m. The trucks will not be in place and ready to shred before start time. The 8 - 9 a.m. hour routinely has the longest wait-times.

Allow staff and volunteers to unload your material. If you want to watch the tote with your materials go into the truck, please pull aside to the designated observation area - do not wait in the shred area.

*Check for active weather alerts - we will pause or cancel for dangerous weather conditions.

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Questions? Please call (630) 208-3841 or email recycle@countyofkane.org.

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