CPZRecyclingEventCHICAGO – State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D- Chicago) along with other local leaders hosted a free Recycling Day over the weekend, which included a prescription drug take-back, document shredding and electronics recycling.

“Saturday’s event provided a great opportunity for community members to come out to not only clear up clutter around their homes, but also do so in a way that will help our environment,” Pacione-Zayas said. “I want to thank everyone who participated, especially our hardworking volunteers, for making this event a big success.”

Document shredding is a good way for residents to clear up space in their home and safely dispose of personal information to prevent documents from getting into the wrong hands. Also featured at the event was electronic recycling, allowing people to get rid of unused or broken batteries, TVs, laptops and more, and an opportunity for people to turn over any expired or unused prescription drugs.

The event was co-sponsored by Pacione-Zayas, State Reps. Will Guzzardi and Jaime Andrade, Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Marcelino Garcia with other partners also assisting.

"We were thrilled to have the chance to serve hundreds of our constituents this weekend,” said State Rep. Guzzardi. “Shredding personal documents protects your privacy, and properly disposing of old prescriptions and electronics protects our environment. We're grateful to our neighbors who took advantage of this opportunity."

In addition to the recycling services provided, the event also offered free rapid COVID-19 testing. Learn more about future recycling events and more on the MWRD website