Johnson to host shredding, recycling event in Waukegan

BUFFALO GROVE – To give families an opportunity to clean out unwanted items from their homes safely and efficiently, state Sen. Adriane Johnson, D-Buffalo Grove, is inviting residents to participate in her all-in-one waste collection event in Waukegan.

The event will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 25 S. Martin Luther King Drive.

“When decluttering medicine cabinets, piles of paperwork and outdated computers, it’s important to discard items correctly to prevent harm to our community,” Johnson said in a news release. “A multiple item collection event will encourage residents to gather paper documents, expired medication and electronics to be safely disposed.”

In partnership with state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan; Waukegan Township Supervisor Marc Jones; Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg; and the city of Waukegan, Johnson is hosting an all-in-one waste collection event by providing shredding equipment, electronic recycling and safely disposing prescription medications. Waukegan Public School District 60 will be assisting in the drop-off.

“With so many fantastic partners, this is a true communitywide event,” Johnson said. “By providing families with access to shredding equipment and other recycling, we are taking steps to promote a cleaner future within our region.”

For information, call Johnson’s Buffalo Grove office at 847-672-6201.