Shred and Recycle It

Free Opportunities to Shred Sensitive Documents

Event posted Feb. 04, 2014 - 9:00 am
Boxes of paper for shredding
Computers to be recycled

The City of Raleigh holds two "shred and recycle" events each year: one in the spring (near Earth Day) and one in the fall (in conjunction with America Recycles Day). These events give an opportunity for Raleigh area residents to dispose of sensitive documents in an environmentally smart way.

The next shred event is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., at Oak Park Shopping Center, 6001 Glenwood Avenue. Bring up to three boxes or bags of paper per person. Documents will be shredded on site. Small businesses, nonprofits, churches, and individuals are welcome to participate. There is no cost for this service.

Call Linda Leighton, Raleigh's Waste Reduction Specialist, at 919-996-6871 with any questions about these events.

Frequently asked questions about our "shred and recycle" events include:

What should I shred? Not all paper should be shredded before being recycled. Read suggested items.

What about my junk mail? Most junk mail does not need to be shredded. Read ways to reduce it.

How much has been collected at these events in the past? (answers are in tons)

  • Spring Event: 7.60 (2013) 8.10 (2012), 5.00 (2011), 7.89 (2010)
  • Fall Event: 13.82 (2013), 7.00 (2012), 6.00 (2011), 5.69 (2010), 4.99 (2009), 3.25 (2008), 2.90 (2007)


  • Apr 26, 2014
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Oak Park Shopping Center
  • 6001 Glenwood Avenue
  • Raleigh, NC 27612

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