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

OCTOBER 2020

Saturday, October 17

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.

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

Federal Way: 9 am - 1 pm
BECU Federal Way Pavilions Neighborhood Financial Center, 31411 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Hosted by BECU. Please remain in your vehicle. If you must exit your vehicle we ask that you wear a face mask. More details available at https://www.becu.org/support/shred-and-ecycle-event

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

Spokane: 9 am - 1 pm
Spokane Arena, 720 W Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA. (Enter at the eastern parking lot at 599 W. Gardner Ave off Howard St. just north of the Spokane Civic Center.) Hosted by BECU. Please remain in your vehicle. If you must exit your vehicle we ask that you wear a face mask. More details available at https://www.becu.org/support/shred-and-ecycle-event

Saturday, October 24

SeaTac: 9 am - 3 pm
North SeaTac Park, 13001 20th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168. North parking lot. Hosted by the City of SeaTac. Recycling event open to King County residents. Materials to be collected are: shredding, scrap metal, porcelain, motor oil, anti-freeze, Styrofoam, plastic bags, donation items for NorthWest Center, batteries, CFL light Bulbs and latex paint.

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

  • We strongly discourage you from attending if you are at increased risk of complications due to COVID-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 hand washing is not available.
  • We encourage you to wear a face mask
  • 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.

 

NOVEMBER 2020

Saturday, November 7

Federal Way: 9 am - 1 pm
El Centro de la Raza, 1607 S 341st Pl , Federal Way, WA 98003. The event is free and open to the public. Limit two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. Please remain in your vehicle. Shredding provided courtesy of the City of Federal Way.

 

DECEMBER 2020

Wednesday, December 9

Federal Way: 11 am - 3 pm
Red Canoe Credit Union, 33616 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003. The event is free and open to the public. Limit two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. Please remain in your vehicle. Shredding provided courtesy of the City of Federal Way.

 

JANUARY 2021

Saturday, January 23

Federal Way: 10 am - 2 pm
South King Tool Library, 1700 S 340th St, Federal Way, WA 98003. The event is free and open to the public. Limit two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. Please remain in your vehicle. Shredding provided courtesy of the City of Federal Way. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/694681594485952/

 


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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