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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Electronics Recycling & Document Destruction Event

Village of Palatine, Palatine Park District and Harper College are partnering with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) to host an Electronics Recycling and Document Destruction Event. The event will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event will be located at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in the parking lot. All vehicles must use the W. Euclid Avenue entrance only and follow the signs provided. No vehicles will be allowed to enter the event line after 12 PM. Participants must be in a vehicle to drop off materials and no walk-ups will be allowed.

Residents from Palatine and other SWANCC communities are eligible to participate. IDs will be checked for verification of residency in a SWANCC member community. Materials will not be accepted from non-SWANCC residents, businesses, schools or institutions.

Paper Accepted: There is a limit of six (6) file boxes or paper bags of sensitive documents with personal information only per vehicle. No plastic bags, binders, clips, photos, magazines, books, newspaper or anything that is not paper as these can be recycled curbside.

Electronics Accepted: Bring only those electronics listed by SWANCC as acceptable. See for a complete list. Please remove electronics from plastic packaging and boxes prior to bringing to the event.

Please do not bring chemical waste, medications, batteries, light bulbs or other unacceptable materials.

For more info on other SWANCC electronic one day drop off events and permanent drop off locations, visit or contact the Palatine Environmental Health Division at 847-359-9042.

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