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

JUNE 2020

Saturday, June 27

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, 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 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.

 

JULY 2020

Saturday, July 25th

Enumclaw: 9 am - Noon
Mutual of Enumclaw, 1460 Wells Street, Enumclaw, parking lot on the corner of Griffin and Wells across from City Hall. The event is FREE and open to the public. Limit two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. Shredding provided courtesy of Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance, Realty, the City of Enumclaw, Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA. Shredding provided by Iron Mountain.

Mutual of Enumclaw is also 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.

 

AUGUST 2020

Wednesday, August 12

Federal Way: 9 am - 1 pm
Federal Way Police Department, 33325 8th Ave S, Federal Way. The event is free and open to the public. Limit two file boxes or three grocery bags of documents. Shredding provided courtesy of the City of Federal Way and Waste Management.

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

Saturday, September 19

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: www.cityoffederalway.com/RecyclingEvent

Saturday, September 26

Burien: 9 am - 1 pm (or until truck is full)
Sound Credit Union Burien Branch, 14647 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien. Hosted by Sound Credit Union. More information can be found at https://www.soundcu.com/life-and-finances/shred-day-2020/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/736818466727528/.

Tacoma: 9 am - 1 pm (or until truck is full)
Sound Credit Union Pacific Avenue Branch, 3633 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma. Hosted by Sound Credit Union. More information can be found at https://www.soundcu.com/life-and-finances/shred-day-2020/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/519520585659765/.

Shoreline: 9 am - 1 pm (or until truck is full)
Sound Credit Union Shoreline Branch, 16330 Aurora Avenue N, Shoreline. Hosted by Sound Credit Union. More information can be found at https://www.soundcu.com/life-and-finances/shred-day-2020/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/2745961638802790/.

Federal Way: 9 am - 1 pm (or until truck is full)
Sound Credit Union Federal Way Branch, 2020 S 320th St, Suite  H, Federal Way. Hosted by Sound Credit Union. More information can be found at https://www.soundcu.com/life-and-finances/shred-day-2020/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/292987215018805/.

 

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.

 


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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