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. )
Saturday, September 18
Renton: 10 am - 2 pm
Renton Technical College, NE 6th Ave & Monroe Ave. Limit 5 banker boxes. Food donations accepted. For more information go to www.rentonwa.gov/recycleevents.
Tuesday, September 21
Federal Way: 10 am - 2 pm
Columbia Bank, 33515 9th Ave S, Federal Way. Limit 5 boxes. Confidential documents only; Please recycle catalogs, magazines and junk mail. Event is open to all households; no businesses. Documents are securely shredded on-site, and the paper is recycled. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. Event is sponsored by the City of Federal Way Recycling with grant funding. More information: www.facebook.com/events/884711358786195
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.
Saturday, October 23
Seatac: 9 am - 3 pm
Tyee High School, 4424 South 188th St. Materials to be collected for free are: secure document shredding, scrap metal, porcelain, motor oil, tires, anti-freeze, household goods, Styrofoam, plastic bags, batteries, CFL light Bulbs, electronics, plastic film and paint, including latex, oil based and stains/varnish. We request you to wear your mask and not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been exposed to COVID-19.
Thursday, November 18
Federal Way: 11 am - 3 pm
Red Canoe Credit Union, 33616 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way. Limit 5 boxes. Confidential documents only; Please recycle catalogs, magazines and junk mail. Event is open to all households; no businesses. Documents are securely shredded on-site, and the paper is recycled. Please remain in your vehicle if possible. Event is sponsored by the City of Federal Way Recycling with grant funding. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/359985175569858
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.