At this event, we will accept up to two boxes of your sensitive papers* (white or color), carbon paper, file folders, old checkbooks, old credit or debit cards, plastic ID cards, staples, and paper clips. Please do not bring non-sensitive documents like newspapers and magazines or plastic bags, as they tend to fill the shred truck quicker. We also will not accept the following items:

  • Paper: telephone books, hardcover books
  • Trash: food waste, bottles, glass, cans, inks, dyes, paints
  • Metals: three-ring binders, lever-arch binders, hanging folders, large bulldog clips, license plates
  • Plastics: plastic bags and packing materials, computer discs, CDs, DVDs, backup tapes, video tapes, transparencies, ID badges, driver’s licenses, microfiche, microfilm, x-rays
  • HAZMAT: biochemical waste, needles, toxic substances, flammables, explosives
  • Electronics: computer, printer, television, tablets, phones, and photocopier parts

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Did you know??

Shredding your sensitive documents doesn’t only help you—it also helps your environment! Did you know that only 100-200 pounds of paper would be the equivalent of one tree? Your shredded documents become recycled pulp, which helps save trees, energy, landfill space, water, and your Earth. Earth Day is April 22, so this is a good reminder to be stewards of our land and our community—we only have one world! We are so excited to show you what we can do for our community—and we look forward to seeing you at our Community Shred Day.

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Currently, our 2019 Community Shred Days are scheduled for Saturday, April 20, in Saratoga Springs; Saturday, June 8, in Queensbury; and Saturday, September 14, in Saratoga Springs.

*Once a shredder truck is full, we are unable to accept further material for destruction. Our shred events are on a first-come, first-served basis.