Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Shredding sensitive documents is one way to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Attend one of these free community shred events to keep your personal information out of the hands of crooks.

To confirm an event or receive additional information, please contact the organizations in the listing. The AGO is not sponsoring or organizing any shred events at this time, although we continue to post public shredding events organized by others on this web site when we hear of them or are contacted by an agency hosting an event.

What to Bring
(Unless otherwise specified below, please do not bring stiff metal, plastic bags, DVDs or other items that will jam the shredder. Most shred events permit individuals to bring up to two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. )

Identity Theft Resources

MARCH 2019

Saturday, March 30

Shoreline: 10 am - 2 pm
15505 Westminster Way, Shoreline. Relay for Life of Shoreline will take for donations for paper shredding. Special arrangements need to be made for vans, trucks, or any large vehicles full of items to be shredded.

Seattle: 10 am - 1 pm
Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, 2007 NW 61st Street, Seattle, 98107. $5 per paper bag or banker's box. Proceeds benefit Ballard Sunday Dinners for neighbors in need. Additional donations welcome.

 

APRIL 2019

Saturday, April 6

SeaTac: 9 am - 3 pm
Tyee High School, 4424 South 188th St. A wide variety of other materials are also accepted, including latex paint, CFL light blubs, clothing, batteries, electronics, tires and cardboard. 

Friday, April 19

Kennewick: 5 am - 6 pm
Numerica Southridge Branch, 4898 W Hildebrand Blvd. Follow this link for more information about the event. 

Saturday, April 20

Federal Way: 9 am - 3 pm
Wild Waves Parking Lot, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Shredding provided courtesy of the City of Federal Way. You may also bring unwanted electronics, appliances, mattresses, tires, Styrofoam and more. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about accepted materials, visit this page for a previous event: www.cityoffederalway.com/RecyclingEvent  

Saturday, April 27

Renton: 9 am - 12 pm (or until trucks are full)
Boeing S1 Parking Lot, 419 Logan Ave. N. Renton. Join Renton Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit and shred your documents containing personal and sensitive information. This is a free event. More information available at rentonwa.gov/shredathon.

Saturday, April 27

Lacey: 9 am - 2 pm
Saint Martin's University, located at 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. The event will take place at the base of the Grand Staircase on the St. Martin's campus. The event is free to the public for the shredding of documents containing personal and sensitive information. Donations to help support Crime Stoppers of South Sound will be accepted.  

 

MAY 2019

Saturday, May 4

Seattle: 9 am - 12 pm
The Fairview Church, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle. Coffee and donuts available. Paper and e-cycle items including electronics, software, ink & toner accepted. Aurora Commons will be taking donations. List of needed items available at this website.

Saturday, May 18

Enumclaw: 9 am - 12 pm (or until trucks are full)
Mutual of Enumclaw Parking Lot, corner of Griffin and Wells Street.  Join the Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA International and shred your documents containing personal and sensitive information.  This is a FREE event open to the public.  Shredding provided courtesy of Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance and Mt. Rainier Realty by Iron Mountain.  Bring up to 5 file boxes or 5 grocery bags of documents. Staples do not need to be removed. Please do not bring stiff metal, plastic bags, DVDs or other items that will jam the shredder.  To schedule a larger quantity to shred, please contact Catherine at 360-825-2591 x3637

 

JUNE 2019

Saturday, June 1

Kent: 9 am - 3 pm
Meridian Middle School, 23480 120th Ave SE, Kent 98031. Hosted by the City of Kent. Residents may bring up to three file-size (12”x12”x16”) boxes or equivalent quantity per vehicle – no exceptions.  You may also bring unwanted electronics, appliances, mattresses, Styrofoam, and more.  This is a free event.  To learn more about accepted materials, visit this website for more details: www.kentwa.gov/talkingtrash.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

Saturday, Sept. 21

Federal Way: 9 am - 3 pm
Wild Waves Parking Lot, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Shredding provided courtesy of the City of Federal Way. You may also bring unwanted electronics, appliances, mattresses, tires, Styrofoam and more. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about accepted materials, visit this page for a previous event: www.cityoffederalway.com/RecyclingEvent  

 

OCTOBER 2019

Friday, October 18

Kennewick: 5 am - 6 pm
Numerica Southridge Branch, 4898 W Hildebrand Blvd. Follow this link for more information about the event. 

Saturday, October 19

Kent: 9 am - 3 pm
Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road, Kent 98032. Hosted by the City of Kent. Residents may bring up to three file-size (12”x12”x16”) boxes or equivalent quantity per vehicle – no exceptions.  You may also bring unwanted electronics, appliances, mattresses, Styrofoam, and more.  This is a free event.  To learn more about accepted materials, visit this website for more details: www.kentwa.gov/talkingtrash.

 


 

 

List your event for free! The Attorney General's Office is not sponsoring any shredding events at this time. We will continue to post free public shredding events organized by others on this web site when we hear of them. Please contact Beth Carlson at BethC@atg.wa.gov to share events to post on this site.

Reference to any specific business, commercial products, processes or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the State of Washington, the Attorney General’s Office or its employees.

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