CICERO, Ill. — Due to increased demand for on-site paper shredding, state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, in partnership with Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart, is hosting a second community shred day, electronics recycling and prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Olympic Theater, 6134 W Cermak, Cicero.

“Shredding and safely disposing of old documents with personally identifiable information on them is an easy and efficient way to prevent identity theft and clear out clutter from your home,” said Hernandez. “Residents also have the opportunity to help the environment and prevent drug abuse by bringing old electronics and unwanted prescription drugs to be safely disposed of.”

Event attendees will be able to shred documents with personal information on them that could make them targets for identity theft, such as outdated medical records or bank statements. Shredding will occur on-site at the event. Old electronic devices, such as televisions, will be accepted for recycling. Residents are also encouraged to bring unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication to be safely disposed of.

“As a public servant, it is my goal to provide my constituents with useful services that make their lives easier. Community members asked for another shred day, and I see it as my duty to deliver,” Hernandez said. “I invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to discard their unwanted documents, old electronics and medications.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hernandez’s district office at or 708-222-5240.

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Cicero, IL 60804
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