Document Destruction Events
As a courtesy to residents who have sensitive documents to recycle, such as medical records, tax forms, bank statements, etc., the Agency continues to provide seasonal Document Destruction Events.
Each year, community events run from May through October, and there is no cost for SWANCC residents to participate. Paper documents must be brought to the event in either paper shopping bags or cardboard boxes - NO PLASTIC BAGS - please! There is a limit of six file-size boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove binders. Also, please have your ID ready, as staff will be checking each vehicle. Workers will help take paper out of vehicles and place in toter carts. The documents will then be loaded into a shredding truck on site. The paper will be cross-shredded, baled, and recycled. Residents from a SWANCC member community may participate in events in any community.
No business or institutional waste will be accepted.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, it is estimated that 10 million Americans were victims of identity theft last year, prompting the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) in Washington to issue new warnings about safekeeping financial information.
SWANCC's Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory provides additional options for paper shredding.