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Release Date | Monday, September 19, 2022

Free Community Paper Shredding Saturday, September 24, at the Montgomery Police Department

Montgomery, IL – The Village of Montgomery and Earthmover Credit Union are partnering to offer the community and members a free paper shredding opportunity on Saturday, September 24, from 9A-12P at the Montgomery Police Station (10 Civic Center Ave.) on the Village's west side. The drive-thru event is made possible on behalf of both organizations. It will offer a convenient, accessible, and easy way for community members to recycle and destroy papers containing sensitive material and information at no charge.


The event is free and does not require advance registration. Earthmover Credit Union volunteers will be onsite collecting donations for those interested in raising money for a local breast cancer organization. "As a local credit union supporting the community is important to our organization and employees. October is breast cancer awareness month and right around the corner. Therefore, we will donate any funds collected to a nonprofit organization supporting those diagnosed with breast cancer," says Heidi Baird, Business Development Manager for the local credit union serving Montgomery, Oswego, and surrounding areas. 


Participants must enter from Griffin and Baseline Rd. (Rt. 30), also known as the south entrance to the Stuart Sports Complex. Signage will direct traffic into a line towards the shredding truck parked in the police department parking lot. There is no need to get out of your car as volunteers will lead cars and unload bags or boxes from the vehicle. The event contracts Beaver Shredding, which provides a mobile shredding truck on site for those needing to dispose of confidential paperwork, old files, and papers containing personal information. Paper will be shredded onsite in a locked container for additional security and improved disposal measures. No registration for the shredding event is required.


The Village offers paper shredding twice annually. The next shredding event is tentatively set for May 13 next year. For more information on this week's shredding event or resident support services provided by the Village of Montgomery, visit

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Located in northern Illinois, 40 miles southwest of Chicago and due south of Aurora, the Village of Montgomery is home to more than 20,000 residents. Along the Fox River banks in Kane and Kendall counties, Montgomery encompasses the charm of a small town with the access and regional connectivity of a large city. Founded in 1835, rich with history and possibility, the rural suburb of Montgomery, Illinois, is a fantastic community to raise a family, chase business dreams, and revel in the beauty of native Illinois.