CITY OF WHEATON: Event Offers Paper Shredding, Syringe Collection & Paint Recycling
City of Wheaton issued the following announcement on March 14.
The City of Wheaton and Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission are partnering with the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County and SCARCE to offer an opportunity for DuPage County residents to safely dispose of these materials at an upcoming event:
- Syringes & epi-pens
- Documents for shredding (limit 3 boxes)
- Mercury thermometers
- Latex & oil-based paint (see fees for disposal below)
You can also safely dispose of documents with sensitive information. Three shredding trucks will be available on-site for residents who want their documents shredded and safely disposed. Bring up to 3 office-sized boxes of documents, and be sure to remove things such as binders, report covers, file folders, photos, rubber bands and plastic bags.
This event will also collect mercury thermometers, thermostats and barometers for safe disposal.
In addition, E-Paint will collect oil-based and latex paint for a fee. Disposal of latex paint will cost $1 per quart, $3 per gallon, and $10 per 5-gallon pail. Disposal of oil-based paint and stains will cost $4 per quart, $8 per gallon, and $20 per 5-gallon pail. Oil-based paint can be accepted even if it appears dried out.
This event is being funded in part by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and DuPage County.
This is a drive-up event. Please use the entrance to Lot 9 from Carlton Avenue.
Original source can be found here.
Source: City of Wheaton