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

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All 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.

Download our Spring 2019 Shredding Events Flyer (PDF)

Paper Shredding Spring 2019

Paper Shredding Events Spring 2019

On-Site Paper Shredding and Recycling Guidelines

Paper shredding and recycling services donated by Clean Cut Shredding.

All paper will be shredded on-site. These are drive-through events, and you must stay in your vehicle. For everyone’s safety, you will not be able to watch your paper being shredded.

Limit: 5 paper bags or small cardboard boxes of paper per household/vehicle.

These recycling events are free of charge and open to Montgomery County, MD residents only. Please, no businesses.

Event may be canceled due to severe/inclement weather.

Acceptable types of paper for shredding include:

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

Unacceptable items for shredding include:

  • Paper in 3-ring binders and spiral notebooks (please remove binders and spiral bindings)
  • File folders with metal fasteners; hanging file folders (all paper must be removed from these types of folders)
  • Plastic items such as credit cards or plastic bags
  • Electronic items such as CDs or computer disks

Reusable Clothing and Household Goods Donation Guidelines

Benefitting A Wider Circle (April 14th and May 5th events) and National Children's Center (June 8th event).

Bring items that are in working/usable condition. Please bring gently used clothing and small loose items in bags or boxes. Tax-deduction receipts are available upon request.

  • Clean clothing, shoes, accessories (baby clothing up to 4T is especially needed)
  • Bed and bath items: blankets, sheets and towels
  • Miscellaneous household goods such as dining ware, pots and pans, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, picture frames, power tools, televisions, vacuum cleaners, and small area rugs
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, etc. (no encyclopedias and textbooks)
  • Furniture and other items such as tables, chairs, desks, bookshelves, and lamps
  • No large appliances, automobile parts, or construction materials

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
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