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Confidential Document Destruction



​​​We intend to resume shredding in 2021 and have the following dates tentatively scheduled: 4/24/21, 6/26/21, & 10/23/21 (please check this page before the event to confirm, as things do change​). Thank you for your understanding and patience in the time of COVID-19. See alternatives below if you have an urgent need.​


If you do not want to wait, you might try calling your bank to see if they have a free yearly shredding event for their customers; they sometimes do. Also some Alderman offices are organizing small scale shred events in thier wards; check with yours to see if there are any planned. ​

Otherwise, here is a list of some companies that offer shredding services in this area. These companies serve residents and businesses. Call ahead to make sure they are open at this time.​

  • ATR - Advanced Technology Recycler: 815-844-7779
  • Groot - Accurate Document Destruction: 800-407-4733
  • Iron Mountain: 800-899-4766
  • Life Storage Centers of Aurora: 630-618-2161
  • ​My Shredding Service, Geneva: 248-387-9395
  • WestRock​, Aurora (free service): 630-898-4231, ext.​ 6
  • Shred-It: 708-345-8392​
  • Shred Nations​: ​630-299-4886
  • Shred Nations offers residential quantity shredding through local offices, find a location with the zip code location finder​.​ 
This list is not all inclusive, nor does Kane County promote any of these businesses above ​others. It is simply a list of options for confidential document shredding services, meant to serve as a helpful guide.​​
Already Shredded Paper?

DO NOT PUT IN CURBSIDE RECYCLING BIN: Paper that has already been shredded is not recyclable in the curbside recycling programs because it creates a major problem at the sorting facilities. You can you put it in your trash.​

BRING TO ANY KANE COUNTY RECYCLING EVENT: If you have already shredded your documents, you can t​ake bags of shredded paper to any of the Recycling Events scheduled throughout the year (see event dates​). Please place shredded paper in paper bags (with top rolled and stapled once or twice) and drop them off at ​the Book Recycling area. We will put them in with the books that are beyond use and headed for recycling. The paper will get recycled.

Take to Aurora WestRock Paper Recycling Facility: This public document destruction program is closed for the remainder of 2020.​ Starting in 2021, call to check if they have reopened. ​See the WestRock website, and be sure to click on the word doc at the bottom for the detailed instructions​ on how to get through the gate! The paper will get recycled.​ 

SHRED JUDICIOUSLY: Best practice if you want to shred your own confidential material is to tear off the portion of the page that contains the confidential information and shred that and then recycle the rest of the sheet whole in your curbside recycling program.