McCombie to Host Shred and Donation Event

Rock Falls – State Representative Tony McCombie is partnering with the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, the City of Rock Falls, and Goodwill to host a FREE community ‘shred and donation event’ on Saturday August 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 603 W. 10th Street in the City of Rock Falls Police parking lot.   

“The ‘shred and donation event’ is a great way for people to destroy old documents containing personal information to help keep their identities safe. Goodwill will also be on site to accept donations of lightly used items,” said Rep. McCombie. “Thank you to the Rock Falls Chamber, Mayor Wescott, and Goodwill for partnering with us.”                                                             

Two containers of shreddable documents will be accepted from each vehicle. Residents simply need to drive up and let the volunteers unload the documents that will be fed into a large document shredding truck. Please remove binder clips from items to be shredded. Parking will be available for those who want to watch their documents being shredded.

Goodwill will have a donation truck on site; the truck accepts several items for donation:

Items Accepted for Donation

  • Household items (dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, and small appliances)
  • Toys, games, and sporting goods
  • Books, textbooks, CD’s, videos, DVD’s, and computer software
  • Working computers and other working computer equipment
  • Working electronics including flat panel TV’s, VCR’s, DVR’s, Blue Ray players and stereo’s
  • New and gently used clothing and linens
  • Shoes, boots, skates, slippers
  • Jewelry, purses, and belts

Items Not Accepted for Donation

  • Tires and car batteries
  • Chemicals of any kind including paint, gasoline, antifreeze, pesticides, and oil
  • Magazines and encyclopedias
  • Soiled or stained mattresses and box springs, waterbeds
  • Non-working electronics, console and tube (CRT) TV’s or stereos
  • Carpeting
  • Personal care items (unless unopened)
  • Weapons or ammunition
  • Built in appliances
  • Exercise equipment, except bikes
  • Trash/non-shreddable recyclables

More information can be found at or by calling Rep. McCombie’s district office at (815) 632-7384.