Document Destruction Event: September 28

For the 7th consecutive year, the Village will partner with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) to host a one-day Document Destruction Event.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Centennial Park Southwest Parking Lot
2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL

This year’s event will be held in the southwest parking lot of the Centennial Park & Recreation Complex. The entrance to the event will be located off of Old Glenview Road; cars will not be permitted to enter through the other parking areas. 

This event is open to all Wilmette residents and residents of all other SWANCC communities; identification will be checked for proof of residency. Materials from businesses, schools, or institutions will not be accepted.

Document Destruction Guidelines: Paper documents must be in paper shopping bags or cardboard boxes – NO PLASTIC BAGS! To avoid back-up or capacity issues, we must limit residents to six file-size boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders and metal clips should be removed.

Workers will remove the paper documents while residents stay in their vehicles. Paper is cross-shredded on site and will be recycled at a mill to make new paper products.

Only sensitive documents are accepted (e.g. medical forms, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms, etc.). DO NOT include magazines, greeting cards or newspapers, as these can be recycled curbside. DO NOT include photos, slides, and any non-paper items as these will contaminate the recyclable material.

PLEASE NOTE: This year’s event will not include electronics recycling. A permanent drop-off site for electronics recycling is now open to Wilmette residents 24/7 at the Public Works Facility, located at 711 Laramie Avenue. A dumpster located in the south driveway off of Laramie, in which residents can drop off items to be recycled. The back of the dumpster will remain open to make dropping off large items easier. Representatives from Advanced Disposal will be on-site the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon to can assist residents with larger items.

For more information, contact Public Works at 847.853.7500 or

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