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

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

Click on the location link for an address.
4/1/2023 Parkland/Spanaway Sprinker Recreation Center
4/8/2023 DuPont DuPont City Hall
4/15/2023 Gig Harbor Gig Harbor High School
4/29/2023 Edgewood Northwood Elementary School
5/6/2023 Puyallup Elks Lodge
5/20/2023 Midland/Waller Ford Middle School
6/3/2023 Roy Roy City Hall
6/10/2023 University Place UP Refuse
9/9/2023 Fredrickson Pierce County Central Maintenance Facility
9/16/2023 Key Peninsula Key Peninsula Fire Station #46
9/23/2023 University Place UP Refuse
9/30/2023 Lakewood/Steilacoom West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 21
10/7/2023 Parkland/Spanaway Sprinker Recreation Center
10/14/2023 Eatonville Eatonville Community Center
10/21/2023 Sumner Sumner Library
10/28/2023 South Hill Pierce County Airport
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

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

(855) 376-4320