Paper Shredding/Recycling and Reusable Clothing/Household Items Collection Events

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We will monitor continuing Covid-19 health emergency throughout the summer and determine if confidential paper shredding and recycling events will resume this fall. We will update our information in late August.

If you receive Montgomery County-provided recycling collection services, you can recycle shredded paper at home. Simply place shredded paper in a paper bag, close and seal the bag. Then, place the paper bag of shredded paper into your mixed paper wheeled cart. If you don't have a wheeled cart, place the sealed paper bag next to your blue bin on your regular recycling collection day. Use a marker and write "paper recycling" on the paper bag. Please do not use plastic bags to recycle shredded paper.

All Spring 2020 Paper Shredding Events Are Cancelled

Paper Shredding Events Spring 2020

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‚ÄčAll events run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No cars will be permitted to enter the parking lot of the school after 2:00 p.m. The County reserves the right to close the event before 2:00 p.m. if the mobile shredding trucks become filled to capacity. Events will be cancelled in the event of severe weather--cancellations will be posted on this page by 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

On-Site Paper Shredding and Recycling Guidelines

Paper shredding and recycling services donated by Clean Cut Shredding.

Confidential paper shredding is available at no charge to residents of Montgomery County, Maryland only (no businesses are permitted at these events).

  • Limit: five paper bags or small cardboard boxes of paper per vehicle
  • No cars will be allowed to enter the school parking lot after 2:00 p.m.

Acceptable types of paper for shredding include:

  • All types of paper such as financial and legal documents, receipts, tax and medical records are acceptable
  • Envelopes with plastic windows and labels are acceptable
  • Papers with staples or paper clips are acceptable; please remove all binder clips and rubber bands

Unacceptable items for shredding include:

  • Please remove paper from 3-ring binders and spiral notebooks
  • No plastic or electronic items such as credit cards, CDs, or computer disks

What if I can't make it to a shredding event?

You may drop-off your shredding for free at Clean Cut Shredding.
14820 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
7 am to 2 pm
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