State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) is partnering with Rich Township Supervisor Calvin Jordan and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to host a recycling event.
The event will include electronic recycling, shredding and serve as a drop-off location to safely dispose of unused, expired and unwanted medications.
“Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop shop to recycle electronics, safely dispose of medications you no longer need and shred personal documents,” Hastings said. “I encourage the hardworking families of the southland to take advantage of this free event.”
To accommodate all participants, each person will be limited to two boxes of residential shredding. Boxes and bags will be returned. Documents will be accepted for shredding until trucks reach capacity. Destroying documents with personal information such as bank statements, outdated medical reports, tax returns and bills help prevent the risk of consumer fraud and identity theft.
Human and pet medications will be accepted however, liquid medications and sharps will not be accepted. Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs help reduce the risk of accidental poisoning and drug addiction.
Hastings recognizes that disposing of old electronics can also be a difficult process and urges residents to take advantage of this resource. Only one television will be accepted per car along with other electronics, cables and small appliances.
If residents have questions about the event, Hastings urges them to contact his office at 815-464-5431 or visit www.SenatorHastings.com.
WHO: State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort), Rich Township Supervisor Calvin Jordan and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
WHAT: Free Recycling Event
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Rich Township (22013 Governors Highway, Richton Park, IL)