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Added Mar 31 2014

I'm always looking for free shedding events because I'm gradually clearing out papers and files. If you hear of any, can you post them on this thread? We can keep this thread up on an ongoing basis to let people know as they come up.
I am looking for events on the North Side of Chicago and maybe Evanston, Skokie, etc.


  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    This event includes shredding so I am including it in this list:

    Spring Clean & Green -
    Saturday, April 26 from 9am-1pm 5333 N. Western

    We will be collecting electronics, metals and paper for recycling. Once again your donated books and old bikes will be given to Open Books & Working Bikes for their initiatives. Gather your neighbors, adopt a street, choose a project, prepare your parkway or corner for spring planting. If you need black garbage bags or volunteers call or email Dara 773-868-4747 or

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    The Bucktown Chamber hosts one every month in the good weather.

  • I emailed James Cappelman's office about this a few weeks ago and was told there would be a shredding event on April 5 in the 46th ward office. No specific hours in the email reply so you might want to call before heading over there.

  • I cleaned out my home office and looked into free bulk shredding last year and found that Midway Moving conducts free shred-a-thons. Click through the link for their 2014 schedule. I don't know how frequently the schedule is updated - but I ended up double checking against aldermen's websites and found a date/place that worked for me. It was super easy and convenient!

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  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Found this FREE event happening this Sunday 4/6 !!!

    Electronics and Textile Recycling & Paper Shredding
    Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Rain or shine

    DOCUMENT SHREDDING while you watch (please no paperclips or metal rings).

    Used clothing, paired shoes, bedspreads, towels, sheets, hats, scarves, purses, belts, curtains, towels, stuffed animals, fabric scraps etc. (stained or torn items are fine - please bring all items in plastic bags)

    Only computers, laptops, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, fax machines, TV's, VCR's, DVD & MP3 players, video gaming consoles, cell phones and video equipment.

    Devon Bank
    6445 N. Western Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 743-6022

  • Anyone know of any new/recent events?

  • Lance Uppercut crazy cat lady

    Go you have Google?

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    @Lance, They are listed on all different (sometimes obscure) sites. Not all in one place and challenging to find.

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