DeKalb Township to hold drive-thru shred and recycle event

Fight identity theft and needless clutter at home by bringing your personal documents and other recyclable items to a safe and convenient drive-thru shred and recycle event hosted by DeKalb Township.

The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the DeKalb Township Garage, 2323 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb.

Participants will be limited to three boxes or paper bags of documents. Only paper materials will be accepted, staples do not need to be removed. Volunteers will remove items from your vehicle.

Used eyeglasses, hearing aids, keys/key fobs, ink jet cartridges, and tabs from aluminum cans will be accepted and donated to the Lions of Illinois Foundation. Cellphones and chargers, tablets and iPads and chargers, prepaid calling cards (domestic and international) will also be accepted for the Cellphones for Soldiers Program. No other electronics will be accepted.

Participants are asked to bring a valid ID to show DeKalb Township residency. Call Karen Gumino at 815-758-8282 with questions.