Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many upcoming shred events may be canceled or postponed. Please reach out directly to the organization hosting the event for more information.

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 2021

Wednesday, March 3

Federal Way: 10 am - 2 pm
Federal Way City Hall / Police Department, 33325 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Limit to 2 boxes or three bags of paper. Please remain in your vehicle. Hosted by the City of Federal Way Recycling. https://www.facebook.com/events/2884932018494313/

Saturday, March 6

Kent: 9 am - 3 pm
Hogan Park, 2440 Russel Road, Kent. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

Saturday, March 20

SeaTac: 9 am - 3 pm
North SeaTac Park, North Parking Lot, 13001 20th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168. Hosted by the City of SeaTac. Materials to be collected are: shredding, scrap metal, porcelain, motor oil, anti-freeze, household goods, Styrofoam, plastic bags, batteries, CFL light Bulbs, electronics, plastic film and latex paint. Latex paint disposal will cost $1.25/quart, $2.25/ gallon or $12.25/ five gallon container and must be in original container. 

The City of SeaTac is requesting the following precautions be met:

  • We strongly discourage you from attending if you are at increased risk of complications due to COVIE-19 - This includes people 60 years or older, and those with underlying medical conditions.
  • Don’t attend if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone in your household is.
  • Stay in your vehicle and follow directions by staff.
  • If you must get out of your vehicle, keep at least six feet of space between yourself and others.
  • Do not touch your face.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently when possible or use alcohol-based sanitizer as an alternative if handwashing is not available.
  • We encourage you to wear a facemask
  • Please be patient as delays can be expected due to event staff maintaining social distancing and customers holding on to items during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.

Saturday, March 27

Shoreline: 10 am - 2 pm
Upper Parking Lot, 15505 Westminster Way, Shoreline, WA. Relay for Life Fundraiser. Donations acccepted. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society. Please contact dietzbettyj@gmail.com for more information.

 

APRIL 2021

Friday, April 9

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
Scenic Hill Park, 25826 Woodland Way, Kent. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

Saturday, April 10

Everett: 9 am - 1 pm
Everett Memorial Stadium, 3900 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201. (Aquasox baseball parking lot on 39th St. past the coffee stand.) Please remain in your vehicle. If you must exit your vehicle, please wear a face mask. Hosted by BECU. More information: https://www.becu.org/support/shred-and-ecycle-event

Federal Way: 9 am - 1 pm
BECU Federal Way Pavillions Neighborhood Financial Center, 31411 Pacific Hwy S., Federal Way, WA 98003. (Note: this is not the Crossings location.) Please remain in your vehicle. If you must exit your vehicle, please wear a face mask. Hosted by BECU. More information: https://www.becu.org/support/shred-and-ecycle-event

Tukwila: 9 am - 1 pm
BECU Tukwila Financial Center, 12770 Gateway Drive, Tukwila, WA 98168. Please remain in your vehicle. If you must exit your vehicle, please wear a face mask. Hosted by BECU. More information: https://www.becu.org/support/shred-and-ecycle-event

Friday, April 16

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road, Kent. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

 

MAY 2021

Friday, May 14

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 SE 248 St. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

Saturday, May 15

Federal Way: 10 am - 2 pm
El Centro De La Raza, 1607 S 341st Pl, Federal Way, WA 98003. Limit to 2 boxes or three bags of paper. Please remain in your vehicle. Hosted by the City of Federal Way Recycling.

Friday, May 21

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
Glenn Nelson Park, 3216 S 268 St. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

 

JUNE 2021

Saturday, June 5

Kent: 9 am - 3 pm
Kent Phoenix Academy, 11000 SE 264th St. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

 

AUGUST 2021

Friday, August 13

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

Friday, August 20

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
North Meridian Park, 22828 120 Ave SE. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

Friday, August 27

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
North Meridian Park, 22828 120 Ave SE. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

Friday, September 3

Kent: 1 pm - 4 pm
Glenn Nelson Park, 3216 S 268 St. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash

 

OCTOBER 2021

Saturday, October 16

Kent: 9 am - 3 pm
Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road. Limit 3 legal sized boxes. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. If you must exit, please wear a face mask. For more information, visit 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 Beth.Carlson@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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