Washington County offers free paper shredding and recycling events for confidential papers. Documents will be shredded on-site by Shred Right and recycled. CDs, floppy disks, and other media will be accepted for off-site destruction. These events are free and open to residents and businesses.
Why can’t I recycle my shredded paper at home? Once paper is shredded at home, it is very difficult to recycle. When shredded in bulk, paper is much easier to recycle.
Shredding events are very popular. We ask that you consider the following if you are planning to attend:
Expect long wait times.
Follow on-site traffic signage. Line will form from the south.
Shredding events are for materials that contain personal or financial information only. Do not mix confidential paper with items that do not require shredding such as newspapers or magazines.
Limit of 6 boxes weighing no more than 30 lbs each. (Limit will be strictly enforced.)
Due to the large volume of customers, we are no longer able to offer witnessed destruction.
Do not put paper documents in plastic bags: Use boxes or paper bags. Totes and reusable bags will be returned.
Staples, paper clips, and rubber bands do not have to be removed. However, please remove 3-ring binders, large binder clips, plastics, or metals.
Do not tape boxes shut as it slows down the process.
Do not mix confidential paper with items that do not require shredding such as newspapers or magazines.