Chicago Shredding Events

Free paper shredding events, often called Community Shred Days or Shred-A-Thons, are scheduled from March through November across the City.  Sponsored by the City, Aldermen, and Civic organizations, these events provide a convenient way to shred and recycle sensitive documents.

Take documents for shredding or shredded paper for recycling.

Take up to two bankers boxes full of confidential documents for shredding, and they'll also recycle your previously shredded paper too.  All paper collected at these events is recycled. 

Reminder, shredded paper is not accepted in the blue cart. Review the guide to see what is. 

A big thank you to Midway Moving Co for providing the shredding and recycling services, and for maintaining this extensive public calendar. 



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