AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is inviting area residents to dispose unused medicines, recycle electronics and guard against identity theft by shredding old paperwork in an environmentally friendly way at her annual Recycle and Shred Day on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at her district office, located at 1677 Montgomery Rd in Aurora.
“With identify theft on the rise, I want to make sure area residents have the opportunity to have their sensitive documents safely disposed of,” Kifowit said. “My Recycle and Shred Day is one of my most popular events and I am thrilled to offer this fantastic service every spring.”
Kifowit’s Recycle and Shred Day event will offer local families the opportunity to recycle old electronics and shred paperwork for free. Residents are welcome to bring documents that contain personally identifiable information to be safely shredded, such as bank statements, outdated medical records, old tax returns, and other sensitive documents.
Kifowit will be joined by Fox Metro, Mutual Ground, and the Association for Individual Development. Fox Metro will accept unused, unwanted, or expired medications so they can be properly disposed. Mutual Ground will be collecting cell phones and, if possible, the cell phone chargers as well. The Association for Individual Development will be accepting computer equipment, cell phones, stereos, and other electronic appliances for free recycling; TVs and computer monitors will not be accepted. Residents may also bring gently used books for Culture Stock of Aurora and plastic K-cups for recycling.
“Disposing of old medicines in a responsible way helps the environment and prevents these prescriptions from falling into the wrong hands,” Kifowit said. “I hope to see everyone come out, drop off an old book or cell phone and help make our world a little greener.”
For more information, please contact Kifowit’s constituent service office by phone at 630-585-1308, or by email at Stephanie.Kifowit@att.net. Residents can keep up with the latest events and news by visiting www.ILDistrict84.com, or by liking Kifowit’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ILDistrict84.
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200-1S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
1677 Montgomery Rd.
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 585-1357 FAX