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.
Already shredded paper
All shred events will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until the truck is full.
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.
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.