Palatine Township and Palatine Lions Club Host Document Shredding and Glasses and Hearing Aid Collection

Palatine Township and the Palatine Lions Club will be hosting a free paper-shredding event and old glasses and hearing aids drive from 9 to 11 a.m. the morning of Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Palatine Township Center. Each vehicle will be limited to the equivalent of two banker box sized boxes of documents for shredding.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Palatine Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Residents should enter the lot off westbound Illinois Avenue and simply follow the signs that guide them through the parking lot.

Residents should not leave their cars, as volunteers will take the shred items out of their vehicles. As a safety precaution, please follow the marked pathway through the parking lot. Event volunteers will be taking proper safety precautions by wearing PPE and practicing social distancing.

Documents will not be shredded on-site, but will be collected in sealed bins and taken to AMS Store & Shred's facility for destruction. An official certificate of destruction will be provided to each vehicle upon collection.

Items collected for the Lions Club will be recycled to assist those in need throughout the area. Accepted items includes eyeglasses, hearing aids, used cellular phones, keys, and ink jet and toner cartridges.

"This is a great opportunity for residents to safely dispose of sensitive documents with personal information that shouldn't' be thrown in the trash," said Andy-John G. Kalkounos, supervisor of Palatine Township.

If you have questions, call the township at (847) 358-6700.

Palatine Township provides numerous services and events for its 113,000 residents, and supports 29 social service agencies located within its boundaries. The township is one of the most heavily populated in Illinois, with a goal to enhance and improve the quality of life for all of its residents. Bordered by Lake-Cook Road, Huntington Road, Central Road and Wilke Road, residents living in all or part of the following communities are part of the township: Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington and Schaumburg. Visit or call (847) 357-6700.

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