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Paper Shredding Events Near Philadelphia 2024

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HeartWork Organizing has no insight into which shred events might happen as scheduled and which might not. PLEASE contact the event host (not us) for the latest.

Looking for a “free community shredding event near me” or “shredding event near me”? Bring your paperwork to shred to one of the events listed here in through the end of 2024. We attempt to ensure this information is updated and correct, but you really should verify dates, locations, fees, accepted materials and other pertinent details with the event hosts before heading to any shredding event.

Many of these shred events near Philadelphia are free, but some are not. Many shredding events hosted by municipalities are open only to local residents. Please check each venue. Find more general and useful information on shredding and recycling events here. Scroll down for event dates.

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Electronics Recycling

Most paper shredding events do NOT accept electronics for recycling. As of 2018, it’s difficult to find a site to recycle a large, non-flat screen TV due to laws and fees associated with electronics disposal. It is unlawful to put your TV at the curb in PA. Contact PAR Recycle Works for pickup of your tube-style monitors and TVs.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events

If improperly discarded, household products containing toxic chemicals can be a threat to people, pets and the environment. Never dispose of hazardous materials in the trash as they may harm your sanitation workers or result in a collection vehicle fire. It is also unsafe to pour HHW down a sink or storm drain as it will end up polluting our drinking water.

Please visit this website for Delaware County, PA HHW collection event dates and locations. https://www.delcopa.gov/recycle/hhw.html.

Please visit the state of Delaware’s page for the HHW and monthly paper shredding dates.

Did we miss a shredding event? Please add it by leaving a comment. Thanks!


Ongoing Paper Shredding Events Near Philadelphia


ProShred Security in Paoli is offering Secure Saturdays EVERY WEEK.

ADDRESS: 25 Industrial Blvd., Paoli, PA 19301

TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Event Description: $10.00/copy box of paper or equivalent, $20.00 minimum. Discounts for 8+ boxes.

Electronics accepted by appointment only.***No walk-ins on Saturdays in April, May or June.


Titan shred events at the following:

  • First and Third Friday of Every Month Bailiwick Office Park 252 West Swamp Road (Rt 313 & Rt 611 Bypass) Doylestown, PA 18901TIME: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Second Tuesday of Every Month Upper Moreland Township Library 117 Park Avenue (off Rt 611 in the Police Dept parking lot) Willow Grove, PA 19090 TIME: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.
  • Third Thursday of Every Month Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 19067 TIME: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

Please double check all locations and times before attending.

Get TITAN Mobile Shredding’s NAID AAA Certified Document Destruction without setting up an appointment and no minimum service charge! For only $15.00 PER BOX FOR YOUR FIRST TWO BOXES, AND $10 PER BOX FOR EVERY ADDITIONAL BOX you can get your confidential information securely destroyed while you watch at the following locations, rain or shine. Please call with any questions. COST at All Locations is $15 for first two standard file boxes, copy paper box or the equivalent. $10 each additional box.
  • One Box Minimum Quantity (12″ x 15″ x 10″ or equivalent) – No Maximum Box Quantity – Each Box is $15.00
  • Cash or checks only please – no credit cards are accepted at Community Shredding.
  • No reservation required – just stop by!

UPS Stores also offer shredding services, although these may not be immediate or free.


Wiggins Shredding offers drop-off services at their locations (updated as of 2024):

  • A box approximately 9″ x 12″ x 18″ (copy paper size) is $15
  • A box approximately 11″ x 13″ x 24″ (legal size) is $20
  • A 13-gallon trash bag is $15
  • 2 paper grocery bags are $20

2024 Tear Fest dates are:

  • Friday, January 5th, 2024  from 3pm – 5pm
  • Saturday, January 20th, 2024  from 10am – 12pm
  • Friday, February 2nd, 2024 from 3pm – 5pm
  • Saturday, February 17th, 2024 from 10am – 12pm
  • Friday, March 1st from 3pm – 5 pm
  • Saturday, March 16th from 10am – 12pm
  • Friday, April 5th from 3pm – 5pm
  • Saturday, April 20th from 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Friday, July 12th From 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Friday, August 2nd from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Tear Fest Location: 
Wiggins Auto Tags – West Chester
1301 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382

If your job exceeds 15 boxes please call to schedule to shred your documents at your home or place of business. If you feel as though you exceed the amount or are unable to carry the material in yourself, we suggest you come to Tear Fests.


Reminder: We have no idea which events might happen as scheduled and which might not. PLEASE contact the event host (not us) for the latest.


Community Shredding Events Near Philadelphia 2024


Date: 03/02/2024
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Miles Park Lower Parking Lot, 374 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA

Notes: This free community event will be held rain or shine. Donations to Barren Hill Fire Company and Whitemarsh Township Park and Recreation will be accepted/appreciated. Please remove documents from binders, files and clips, place in bags or boxes, and hand to volunteer. No need to leave your car.


Date:03/09/2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Upper Chichester Township Shredding Event 8500 Fury Lane, Municipal Building, Upper Chichester, 8500 Furey Rd, Aston, PA
Notes: Residents can bring up to two boxes of paper for shredding free of charge. Shredding sensitive documents is one way to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim.

Date: 03/16/204
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Radnor Financial Center, 150 N. Radnor Chester Rd., Radnor, PA

Notes: Rep. Lisa Borowski and Sen. Amanda Cappelletti are sponsoring a FREE paper shredding event. The Delco DA will also be providing
the drug fake back service. When truck is full, the event will end. All shredded paper will be recycled.


Date: 03/23/204
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Charlestown Elementary School (2060 Charlestown Road, Malvern)

Notes:

State senator Katie Muth is partnering with Rep. Kristine Howard to host a FREE Community Shredding Event on March 23. There is a three-box limit per car. This event is first come, first served. When the truck is full, the event will end. All shredded paper will be recycled! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Muth’s District Office at 610-792-2137.

 


Date:04/3/2024
Time: 10 am-2 pm

Location:DSWA Newark Recycling Center

470 Corporate Blvd
Newark,DE19702

Notes:AVAILABLE THE 1ST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

Paper Shredding- Residents can bring up to 2 file boxes of personal confidential papers for shredding (financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records). Papers with staples or paper clips are accepted.

Recycling of electronics is available Monday-Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm

All events are restricted to Delaware residents and are held rain or shine


Date: 04/6/2024
Time: 9 am-11 am
Location:  2011 Buchert Road, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464, United States

Notes:Have you found yourself reorganizing, decluttering, and wanting to get rid of personal information? We will be hosting a shred event. We will also have some homes available for touring!


Date: 04/6/2024
Time:10 am-12
Location: CENTRAL BUCKS EAST HIGH SCHOOL
2804 Holicong Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Notes:Event sponsored by SENATOR STEVE SANTARSIERO

Box Limit: 2 Boxes per Attendee


Date: 04/6/2024
Time: 8 am-12
Location: Camden County Community College, 200 College Drive,Blackwood,NJ,United States
Notes:Free Community Shred Day: Saturday, April 6, Camden County College. The event is for Gloucester Township residents ONLY.

Date: 04/13/2024
Time: 9-11:30 am
Location:  4 Locations for shredder events at the Carriage House, Horsham, Lansdale, and Quakertown branches.
Notes: Sponsored by American Heritage Federal Credit Union. MEMBERS ONLY. A maximum limit of 4 files boxes or equivalent-sized bags per person. Business documents will not be accepted, nor will magazine. All tape or ties are to be removed from the boxes or bags prior to getting in line so they are ready to be dumped into a bin. We reserve the right to limit the amount of materials we’ll accept.

Date: 4/20/2024
Time: 9-11 am
Location:FORD OF DOYLESTOWN
864 N. Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Notes: Sponsored by Fred Beans.Box Limit: 4 Boxes per Attendee


Date: 4/20/2024
Time: 9-11 am
Location:KIA OF LANGHORNE
1801 East Lincoln Highway
Langhorne, PA 19047
Notes: Sponsored by Fred Beans.Box Limit: 4 Boxes per Attendee

Date: 04/20/2024
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:  Upper Merion Middle School Parking Lot. 450 Keebler Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

Notes: At the Upper Merion Township Earth Day recycling event, you can stop at Monster Doc Shred to shred your important documents. ONE 15” banker box of confidential papers that need to be securely destroyed will be accepted, per person at no charge. Please stay in your cars while dropping off papers and items! The hired companies and volunteers will unload your vehicle for you.


Date: 04/20/2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:

Greater Plymouth Community Recreation Center
Address: 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Notes: Sponsored by: Rep Greg Scott and Senator Collette.Open to the public

No box/bag limit


Date: 04/20/2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:

Continental Paper Grading
3350 Concord Rd.
York, PA 17402
Notes: AARP event. Shredding event in conjunction with Continental Paper Grading and the York County Food Bank. Free shredding event. Bring a non-perishable food donation in exchange for free shredding service.

Date: April 20, 2024 (BERKS COUNTY – PAPER SHREDDING EVENT)

Time: 8 am EDT

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berks-county-paper-shredding-event-april-20-2024-registration-740831816907?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Location: Governor Mifflin Intermediate School 600 Governor Drive Shillington, PA 19607 United States

Additional Info: Free to residents of Berks County only – No Businesses


Date: 04/27/2024

Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM

Website: https://titanshredding.com/shred-events/

Location: First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, MAIN HEADQUARTERS
6126 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18106

Notes: Box Limit: 4 Boxes per Attendee


Date: 04/27/2024

Time: 9:00AM-12:00AM

Website: https://www.abingtonpa.gov/departments/refuse-recycling/recycling-events-and-more

Location:Public Works Highway Yard located at 2201 Florey Lane, Abington, PA 19001 on:

Notes: Residents of Abington Township are encouraged to bring personal and confidential documents and files to Abington Township’s FREE shredding event. No need to remove binder covers, paper clips or staples. All material will be recycled NO businesses. Abington Township residents ONLY.


Date: 5/4/2024

Time: 9 am-12

Website: https://www.penntownship.us/home/news/shredding-e-recycling-event-info-may-4-2024

Location: PENN TOWNSHIP BUILDING
260 LEWIS ROAD • WEST GROVE, PA 19390

Notes:This event is FREE and ALL are WELCOME! (You DO NOT need to be
a township resident to take advantage of this service.)
This is a drive-thru event, no need to exit your vehicle.
We will collect items until noon OR until the trucks fill up.
FREE Paper Shredding – LIMIT 3 boxes/bags per vehicle.
Paper shredding will be provided by Wiggins Shredding.
Shredding will be done quickly, confidentially and onsite.
FREE Electronic Recycling – No limit. *WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING TV’S**
Electronic recycling provided by Sycamore International *Any boxes, bags, bins, etc. that you use to bring your recyclables in, MUST be taken back with you. We do NOT have a place to dispose of them.*

 


Date:05/04/2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: TWO LOCATIONS North Branch Park, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA AND King Park, 1597 Turk Road, Warrington, PA

Notes: You must present a valid driver’s license or ID showing residence in New Britain, Doylestown, Warrington, or Warwick Townships and Chalfont and New Britain boroughs. Five bag limit per household. Bags should be no larger than the size of a leaf bag. No medal clips or binders.

 


Date:05/4/2024
Time: 8:30- 2 pm

Location:DSWA Newark Recycling Center

470 Corporate Blvd
Newark, DE 19702

Notes:AVAILABLE THE 1ST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

Paper Shredding- Residents can bring up to 2 file boxes of personal confidential papers for shredding (financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records). Papers with staples or paper clips are accepted.

Recycling of electronics is available Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm and Saturday 8:30am-2pm

All events are restricted to Delaware residents and are held rain or shine


Date: 5/18/2024

Time: 10 am-12 noon

Website: https://titanshredding.com/shred-events/

Location: STITH & ASSOCIATES HEALTH INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.

2826 Mount Carmel Avenue

Glenside, PA 19038

Notes: Box Limit: 4 Boxes per Attendee


Date: 05/25/2024
Time: 9:00am12:00PM
Location: 1150 Eagle St., Chester, PA 19013
Notes: Residents can bring up to two boxes of paper for shredding free of charge.

 


Date: 06/01/2024
Time: 11:00am-1:00PM
Location: 7500 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119
Notes: Open to the public; no box/bag limit.

Date: 06/01/2024
Time: 9:00am-12:00PM
Location: 80 Senton Ave., Plymouth Meeting, PA
Notes: Please join us for a shred event hosted by George Washington Memorial Park. Residents can bring up to two boxes of paper for shredding free of charge.

Date: 06/01/2024
Time: 10:00am-1:00PM
Location: 25 Industrial Blvd., Paoli, PA 19301
Notes: Shred Cancer Event- Proceeds will be donated to Proceeds will be donated to American Institute for Cancer Research. Suggested donation of  $10-15 per box. Link to donate: https://gifts.aicr.org/campaign/shredcancer-2024/c487288

Date: 06/01/2024
Time: 10:00am-12:00PM
Location: Montgomery Mall, 230 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA
Notes: Junk Luggers shredding and E-waste recycling event. Items accepted for free: paper, small appliances, hair dryers, microwaves, holiday lights, printers/scanners/VCRs/DVD players, vacuums, cords/wires/chargers, phones/laptops/keyboards, anything with a plug, Items NOT accepted: chemicals, TVs, monitors, trash, fluorescent tube bulbs

Date: 06/21/2024
Time: 9:00am-2:00PM
Location: Chester City Hall, 1 E. 4th St., Chester, PA
Notes: Shredding and E-waste collection. Please do not bring newspapers, batteries, magazines, cardboard, CDs, other household items.

Date: 06/22/2024
Time: 9:00AM-2:00PM
Location: Chester City Hall, 1 E. 4th St., Chester, PA (Parking lot)
Notes: Shredding only. Please do not bring newspapers, batteries, magazines, cardboard, CDs, other household items.

Date: 09/07/2024
Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Location: 2461 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Notes: Open to the public; no box/bag limit.

Date: 10/19/2024
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Abington Township Public Works Yard, 2201 Flory Lane, Abington, PA 19001
Notes: Open to the public; no box/bag limit.






More added when they are announced…

America Recycles Day is annually celebrated on November 15.


This ends the posting for this year. Shredding events near Philadelphia start up again in the spring, around tax time. Be sure to check the top of this post for several standing monthly shredding events. 


Don’t see an upcoming shredding events near you in 2024? There are very few public shredding events during the winter months in our area. Tax time (April 15) and the fall months are the most popular times for these events.

In DE: Paper Shredding Services are available at the following locations:

Delaware Recycling Center
1101 Lambson Lane, New Castle
1st Wednesday of Each Month 10am-2pm
1st Saturday of Each Month 8:30am-2pm
Cheswold Collection Station
54 Fork Branch Road, Cheswold
1st Friday of Each Month 10am-2pm
Jones Crossroads Landfill
28560 Landfill Lane, Georgetown
1st Monday of Each Month 10am-2pm
Saturday Collection Events also offer Paper Shredding for Residents.

Click Here For The State of Delaware 2024 Collection Event Schedule

Residents can bring up to two boxes of paper for shredding free of charge. Shredding sensitive documents is one way to reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim.


In NJ: www.docuvaultdv.com Every Wednesday – from 8:00am to 10:00am anyone is invited to bring paper to be shred to our location in West Deptford, NJ. For a flat rate of $40 per bin, we bring a 64-gallon bin out to your car and you can fill it with as much paper as will fit in it. They can hold around 5 or 6 copy-paper sized boxes of paper. Staples and paper clips are okay to leave in, only binder clips must be removed prior to shredding.1240 Forest Parkway, Suite 100, West Deptford, NJ 08066. 856-853-5160

In NJ: Polar Shredding  offers public shredding 1st & 3rd Wednesday of Every Month during Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9, 2014, and ends Sunday, November 2, 2014. Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Polar Shredding (back parking lot) – 2615 River Road – Unit 7, Cinnaminson, NJ
Special info:Cost: $50 (tax is included) per tip of our 95 gallon security container. Our security container holds about 340 lbs. or approximately 10 full standard record storage boxes (12” x 15” x 10”) Please check here the day of the shredding event for the latest updates.


Closer to Bethlehem?  Shredding of confidential documents is available FREE to businesses and private individuals at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center. If you have 4 or more boxes, please call to schedule an appointment.  https://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/Community-Economic-Development/Recycling/Free-Shredding-Services

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • If you have 4 or more boxes, you need to schedule an appointment
  • If you wish to stay while your material is shredded, you must have an appointment regardless of how much material you have.

We cannot shred the following:

  • Anything heavier than a paper clip or staple
  • Rubber bands
  • Heavy file folders
  • Glossy material
  • X-rays or photographs

You may also want to check with hosts for previous events who have not announced upcoming dates. We will list them here as soon as we have them:

    • American Heritage FCU
    • Abington Township
    • Temple Beth AM
    • PFCU Operations Center
    • Delaware Solid Waste Authority
    • State Representative Tim Briggs
    • Borough of Boyertown
    • State Representative Nick Miccarelli
    • Buckingham Township Public Works
    • First Commonwealth Credit Union
    • State Rep. Duane Milne

    • Inspire Federal Credit Union
    • Schuylkill Township
    • Passyunk Square Civic Association, Capitolo Park (across from Pat’s King of Steaks)
    • State Rep. Michael Driscoll
    • Williams Township – Residents Only
    • Navigator Financial Services
    • First Resource Bank
    • Penn Liberty Bank (now http://WSFSbank.com )
    • Larry Farmbry & Associates
    • Upper Macungie Township
      Montgomery County Commissioners
    • First National Bank & Trust of Newtown
    • Easttown Public Library
    • Overbrook Presbyterian Church
    • Radnor Township
    • Abington Township
    • Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union
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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. L

    I think there will be an event on Saturday, June 8th in South Philly; high school? You might want to add it to your list. thanks.

    1. Darla

      Thanks! Please post a link if you have it.

  2. Cindy

    Location: Arcadia University, 450 S Easton Rd, PA, 19038
    Time: January 20th, 2020 ; 10:00AM-2PM
    Website: http://arcadia.edu/MLKDAY
    Details: Free Shredding will be offered by Wiggins Shredding and Proshred in exchange for donations of non-perishables for local food pantries, books to support Project Home Books, Career and Formal Wear to benefit Career Wardrobe and Covenant House, and cash donations for future AU community and civic engagement service programming.
    *Items not listed above will not be accepted and will be required to remain in your vehicle*

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