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Paper shredding and foam recycling event planned

Oak Parkers are invited to safely dispose of sensitive documents and foam products with the No. 6 symbol at a free paper shredding and foam recycling event scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., Sept. 23 at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.

Paper shredding…Each household is limited to two bags or small boxes of paper items with personal information such as canceled checks, documents containing credit card numbers, social security numbers and medical information. Paper materials that can be placed in the recycling cart or bin, such as newspaper, magazines, chipboard or junk mail, will not be accepted.

Foam recycling…Foam products with the No. 6 symbol are not accepted as part of the Village’s single-stream recycling program with waste hauler LRS. To fill the gap, the Village has scheduled Dart Container Corporation to collect foam products. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Deposit foam products in a clear or translucent bag.
  • Make sure foam has the No. 6 recycling symbol on it.
  • Rinse or wipe foodservice containers.
  • No straws or lids.
  • No foam packaging peanuts. 

For more information, contact or 708.358.5700.