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

MAY 2019

Saturday, May 25

Lake Forest Park: 9 am - 1 pm
Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Suggested donations: $5.00 per paper bags, $10.00 per banker size boxes, $100.00 per full truck beds/vans. All donations go to Shoreline, North Seattle Relay For Life and American Cancer Society, to help support the mission of support for treatment services and research. Contact Betty Dietz for more information at Dietzbettyj@gmail.com

 

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.

Saturday, June 1

Tacoma: 8 am - 11 am
Weatherly Inn Tacoma, 6016 N Highlands Parkway, Tacoma WA, 98406. Free refresehments will be available.

Saturday, June 8

Kent: 10 am - 1 pm
Weatherly Inn Kent, 15101 SE 272nd St., Kent WA, 98042. Free hot dogs will be available.

Saturday, June 8

Tukwila: 9 am - 12 pm
Proshred Seattle, 830 Industry Drive Building 20 Tukwila, WA 98188. Proshred will be offering shredding at $5 per standard file box and accepting donations. All proceeds will go to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Saturday, June 8

Enumclaw: 9 am - 12 pm (or until trucks are full)
Mutual of Enumclaw Parking Lot, corner of Griffin and Wells Street. This is a FREE event. 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. Please ensure no batteries or other combustible material is included with your paper to shred. To schedule a larger quantity to shred, please contact Catherine at 360-825-2591 x3637

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

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  

 

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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