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 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.
  Always Shred
According to the Attorney General’s Office documents containing the following information should be shredded or destroyed:
Account Numbers
Passwords & Pins
Social Security Numbers
Credit Card Numbers
  Can Shred
The following pieces of information can be shredded, but are not high priority (you can also black this information out with a marker):
Email Addresses
Phone Numbers
  Not Accepted
The following pieces of information are not accepted for shredding:
Already Shredded Paper
Hard Plastics
3 Ring Binders
  Upcoming Shred Events
All shred events are from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until the truck is full.
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 Spanaway Park - Parking Lot A
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
Events in Pierce County and Washington:
WA State Attorney General's Office

Events in Pierce County and western Washington:
LeMay Mobile Shredding
Monthly Subscriptions or Personal Site Visit Services
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

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. 

Office Depot