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NC Shred Events

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Buncombe County

Shred Event

Friday, October 21, 2022

10 am – 1 pm

Carol L. King & Associates, P.A.

40 N. French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801




Cherokee County

Cherokee County Shred Event

Thursday, July 14, 2022

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Town of Murphy

4 Railroad Street

Murphy, NC 28906



Forsyth County

Free Personal Document Shredding at the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk, Stroll and Roll
Saturday, June 18, 2022
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Triad Park-Shelter 6
9652 West Market St.

Kernersville, NC 27284



Mecklenburg County

Shred Event

Friday, June 24, 2022

11 am – 1 pm

Salvation Army Club

940 Marsh Road

Charlotte, NC 28209




New Hanover County

Shred Event

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

11 am – 1 pm

Scott’s Hill Baptist Church

185 Scott’s Hill Loop Road

Wilmington, NC 28411




Scotland County

Scotland County Shred Event

Saturday, August 20, 2022

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Scotland County Manager’s Office

517 Peden Street

Laurinburg, NC 28352



Wake County

Wake County Shred Event

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Self-Help Credit Union Raleigh Branch

7029 Falls of Neuse Road

Raleigh, North Carolina 27615


Shred Event

Saturday, September 24,  2022

9:00 am -12:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church

4815 Six Forks Road

Raleigh, NC 27609



Help protect yourself from identity theft by shredding pre-approved credit card offers, old bills, out-of-date account statements and other personal documents that include confidential information.Shred-a-thons are a perfect way to destroy old tax records, checks, employment records, credit applications or other documents that contain confidential information.(You must remove papers from 3-ring binders but you do not need to remove staples or paper clips.)


Although they can take place any time most shredding events occur in April, May, September and October, so those are the months you are most likely to find an event scheduled in your area. Very few shredding events take place during the winter months.


Most shredding events are sponsored by credit unions and municipalities (towns, cities and counties.) On this website the NC Department of Justice lists the shredding events that it is aware of, but the Department of Justice does not sponsor shredding events listed here.


Unless otherwise noted by the sponsor on their website, shredding events are “personal documents only” – no business or commercial shredding. Businesses or individuals with large quantities of documents should contact a shredding company for assistance.Most shredding events are also “paper only”.

Batteries, electronics and other items that could damage a shred truck are prohibited.However, some shreds take place in conjunction with events where other materials are accepted for recycling, or with prescription drugs take-back events. See the particular event’s website for more information.

How much?

Sponsors of some shredding events place limits on the number of boxes or bags of documents you can bring for shredding. Check the website of the event to see if there are limits for that particular event. (Note: Some sponsors prohibit plastic bags. Again, check the event’s website)


Always check with the local sponsors for details and event updates.

Shredding events may end early due to severe weather or if the shredding truck gets filled up.

If a document doesn’t contain personal/confidential information, don’t shred it – recycle it!

For Sponsors

If you are sponsoring a shred-a-thon and you would like to have it listed here, send an email to

In the Subject Field of the email enter “Our Shredding Event” and in the body of the message list the date/time and physical address of your event.

In order for your event to be posted, you must also include a URL (web address) where people can go for details about your event, including any limits on the number of boxes of material, etc.This can be a web page, a flyer that is posted online, or even a Facebook posting as long as it includes everything people need to know before coming to your shredding event.