Pierce County sponsored shred events have been canceled until August 2021 at the earliest. There are still other opportunities to shred.
Pierce County will not be hosting any shred events until we feel that all residents coming out to our shred events are safe. We must be responsible and do our part to help keep COVID-19 from spreading. We continue to evaluate the situation and are hopeful that we can continue with these events in the future. There are still other shred event opportunities in 2021, please review the links below for more information.
Please only shred portions of a document containing sensitive information. For example, an entire magazine does not need to be shredded if you are only worried about the address label. Remember that information like names, addresses, and birthdays are usually available online. The Attorney General's office does not consider these to be high priority for shredding. Please be mindful of the personal information you share online.
If you already have shredded paper: If you have bags of paper that you have already shredded, please put it in your garbage. Shredded paper is no longer accepted in our recycling program. Small, confetti-like pieces of paper have no retrievable fibers for recycling. This material is also not accepted in curbside yard waste. If you have a home worm composting system, it can be used.
Please check with your local office supply stores and mail stores to see if they offer shredding services. Additionally, residents can reach out to shred companies like LeMay Mobile Shredding, Iron Mountain, Shred-It, and more to get documents shredded.