Rep. Willis & Addison Park District to Host Free Recycling and Paper Shred Day

ADDISON, Ill. – As part of her continuing efforts to protect the environment and increase consumer protections, state Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison) will be co-sponsoring a free recycling and paper shredding event with the Addison Park District on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Community Recreation Center Parking Lot, located at 120 E. Oak St. in Addison.

“Many people have items that can be recycled but are confused or unaware of where to take them,” said Willis. “I am sponsoring this event for residents to come and take advantage of this opportunity to recycle a wide variety of items including electronics, medical equipment, eye glasses, and other household items.”

In addition to the recycling aspect of the event, there will also be the opportunity for residents to take advantage of a paper shredding service. Individuals can bring up to five boxes of documents and the documents will be shredded on site. The shredded paper will later be processed to create recycled paper.

“Shredding sensitive documents is one of the best ways to minimize the risk of identity theft,” said Willis. “This event is aimed at providing people the peace of mind in knowing their sensitive information will not fall into the wrong hands.”

Kathleen Willis is serving her second term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.