Paper Shredding Event with Senator Scott Bennett

Saturday, August 19
9:00 a.m. - Noon*

Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic in our communities. To raise awareness and to promote prevention, The Urbana Free Library and State Senator Scott Bennett are offering a paper shredding event for Urbana-Champaign residents. Shred your outdated documents, such as bank statements or pay stubs.

Have you stockpiled old batteries or empty ink-jet cartridges? You can bring these and the other items listed below to our Mini Recycling Fair, going on at the same time as the shredding.

Where: NEW LOCATION! City of Urbana Parking Lot 21.
Northeast corner of Vine and Green, north of the City Building and across the street from the Market at the Square.
Here’s a map of the downtown parking lots.

Limit: Two boxes per person.
Residential shredding only (not for businesses).
Please plan to take empty boxes home with you.

Mini Recycling Fair
Recycle your used:

  • Ink-jet printer cartridges
  • Single use batteries--regular, lithium, or rechargeable
  • Cell phones
  • Eyeglasses
  • Metal keys

The Urbana Free Library and Senator Bennett thank our partners AT&T, the City of Urbana Public Works, and U-Cycle.

For more information, please call 217-355-5252 or visit

* The shredding event will end at noon or earlier if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

Contact Number: 217-355-5252