Shred Events

Pierce County offers free paper shredding events throughout the county. Attendees can shred up to three shopping bags of paper at each event. Only documents containing sensitive information, such as bank account or social security numbers, need to be shredded.

 Not Accepted: 

  • Already shredded paper
  • Hard plastics
  • X-rays
  • 3-ring binders
  • Garbage

More shred events are scheduled for 2023. Once the schedule has been finalized, the dates will be posted here.

Click on the location link for an address.
DATE LOCATION TIME
4/2/2022 DuPont City Hall 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
4/23/2022 Edgewood Police Department 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
5/7/2022 Roy City Hall 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
5/14/2022 Gig Harbor High School 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
5/21/2022 Sprinker Recreation Center 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
6/4/2022 Ford Middle School 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
6/11/2022 UP Refuse 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
9/10/22 Sumner Library 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
9/17/2022 Key Peninsula Fire Station #46 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
9/24/2022 UP Refuse 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
10/1/2022 West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 21 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
10/8/2022 Pierce County Central Maintenance Facility 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
10/15/2022 Eatonville Community Center 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
10/22/2022 Sprinker Recreation Center 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
10/29/2022 Pierce County Airport 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until truck is full
Shred Events Hosted by Other Organizations


What to Shred


Only shred portions of documents with sensitive information. For example, an entire banking statement does not need to be shredded—just the sections with account numbers. Remember that information like names, addresses, and birthdays are usually already available online and are not high priority for shredding.

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Shredding Paper at Home?

  • Place in garbage
  • Add to personal worm bins or backyard compost bins
  • Do NOT place in curbside recycling (not accepted since 2019)
  • Do NOT place in curbside yard waste
  • Do NOT bring to shredding events
  • Do NOT bring to mixed paper drop boxes at transfer stations
Additional Shredding Options

Businesses such as banks, credit unions, office supply stores, and mail stores often offer shredding services--check with your local branch for details. 

Paper shredding companies also offer services such as monthly subscriptions or personal site visits for large document purges—contact for details.

American Shredding
2122 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma
(888) 777-2099

Easy Shredding
(253) 651-7983

Iron Mountain
(866) 599-4572

PROSHRED
2102 N Pearl St, Suite C108, Tacoma
(206) 627-4378

Shred-it
(855) 376-4320

Shred Nations
(253) 267-7006

Tacoma Paper Shredding & Storage  
3702 S Fife St, Tacoma
(253) 292-3686