Village of Oak Park announcements - Sept. 13

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By Community Editor

Free recycling opportunities offered in September

  • Latex paint…Residents can safely dispose of unwanted, but useable latex paint at the Great Paint Exchange, scheduled for Sat.., Sept. 15, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Boulevard. Half–to–full cans of latex paint will be accepted from 9 – 11 a.m. Anyone in need of paint may pick it up from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail publicworks@oak-park.us.
  • Document shredding… Oak Parkers can help prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information at a free recycling event scheduled for 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., Sept. 22, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Each household is limited to two bags or small boxes. Only items with personal information such as canceled checks, documents containing credit card numbers, social security numbers and medical information will be accepted. Paper materials that can be placed in the recycling cart or bin, such as newspaper, magazines, chipboard or junk mail, will not be accepted. Call 708.358.5700 or publicworks@oak-park.us for more information.
  • Old clothing… The Public Works Department has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to collect clothing and apparel of all types and in any condition from 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., Sept. 22, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Items, including shoes, belts, hats, bags, linens and towels, will be sent to developing nations to repurpose. The Epilepsy Foundation also offers residential pickup — visit www.epilepsychicago.org for more information.

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