Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling Event 2018


On Saturday, May 19th, the Village of Morton Grove will host a combined recycling event at the Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents from Morton Grove and other SWANCC communities are eligible to participate, however materials will not be accepted from non-SWANCC residents, businesses, schools or institutions, and IDs will be checked for verification of residency.

As residents drive up in their vehicles, workers will remove the paper documents and electronics, as residents are asked to stay in their cars. Acceptable documents can include medical forms, bank statements, personal files and retired tax forms.  Residents are allowed to bring up to six file-size boxes or paper bags and are asked to remove any metal clips or binders and NOT to put paper in plastic bags before dropping off.

Accepted Electronics at SWANCC-Sponsored Events:
Answering Machines, Cable Receiver, Calculators, Camcorders, Cameras, CD and DVD players (no disks), Cell Phones, Computer Cables, Computer monitors, Computers (Desktop, Notebook, Tablet), Converter Boxes, Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Microwaves, Mice, Keyboards, MP3 Players, Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), Postage Machines, Power Tools and Cords, Printers (Multi-function Printers), Satellite Receiver, Scanners, Shredders, Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.), Stereo Equipment (no wood), Landline Telephones, Televisions (no wood), Typewriters, Video Game Consoles, Video Recorders/Players (no VHS tapes) and Zip Drives

DO NOT Bring: Dehumidifiers, Humidifiers, Air Conditioners, Vacuum Cleaners, Refrigerators and other large home appliances.

“SWANCC provides a variety of drop-off locations to assist its residents with the task of recycling sensitive documents, banned electronics and other items, so that potentially harmful and recoverable materials are diverted from the landfill,” stated Mary Allen, SWANCC Recycling and Education Director.

For more information on SWANCC’s recycling programs or other recycling information, please contact the Agency at (847) 724-9205 or visit SWANCC’s website at


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