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, July 14
Olympia: 10 am - 1 pm
Twin Star Credit Union, 1020 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Please consider bringing a non-expired and non-perishable food item to help the Thurston County Food Bank. Limit two banker's boxes of documents.
Saturday, July 20
Seattle: 10 am - 1 pm (or until the shred truck is full)
Allstate Landon-Suson Agency, 11613 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98178. Five box maximum limit per customer. Onsite shredding courtesy of Proshred Seattle.
Saturday, July 27
Multiple Locations: 10 am - 1 pm
WSECU will hold its annual Community Shred and Share Day on Saturday, July 27 at 10 branches around the state. Up to three file-size boxes of documents accepted. Donations will be collected at each location. Visit https://wsecu.org/resources/shred-and-share for more information on participating locations.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Tacoma: 8 am - 11:30 am
Weatherly Inn Tacoma, 6016 N Highlands Parkway, Tacoma WA, 98406. E-cycle event. Free refreshments will be available.
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
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.