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NC Shred Events

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Mecklenburg County

Shred360 Shred Event

Monetary and non-perishable goods will be accepted for Loaves & Fishes

November 11th, 2022

11:00am-1:00pm

Loaves & Fishes

648 Griffith Road, Suite B

Charlotte NC 28217

 

Davidson Police Department in Partnership with the Cornelius Police Department

Drive-Thru Shred Event

November 12th, 2022

9:00am-12:00pm

Davidson K-8 Bus Lot

635 South Street,

Davidson, NC 28036

 

Shred360

We will be collecting donations for The Salvation Army

January 16th, 2023

11:00am-1:00pm

Forest Hill Church

7224 Park Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

 

Moore County

Shred 360

Will be collecting monetary donations

April 29, 2023

9:00am-12:00pm

Linden Lodge Foundation

2251 Linden Road

Aberdeen NC 28315

 

New Hanover County

Shred360

WE WILL BE COLLECTING TOYS AND MONETARY DONATIONS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY OF WILMINGTON

December 13th, 2022

11:00am-1:00pm

University of North Carolina – Wilmington Hamilton Lot

Corner of N MacMillan and Hamilton Drive

Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Wake County

Town of Wake Forest and Local Government Federal Credit Union

Drive-Thru Shred Event

November 14th, 2022

12:00pm-4:00pm

Wake Forest Renaissance Centre

405 S. Brooks Street,

Wake Forest, NC 27587

 

Shred360 and SignCraft Solutions

Accepting monetary donations for Operation Command, a North Carolina based charity organization that helps our service members transition from military to civilian life.

March 18th, 2022

11:00am-1:00pm

SignCraft Solutions Facilities

4154 Shearon Farms Road

Wake Forest, NC 27587

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha and Shred360

December 3rd 2022

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SKinFluent Parking Area

Go to the Campbell Road end of the plaza

2821 Jones Franklin Road

Raleigh, NC 27606

 

Why?

Help protect yourself from identity theft by shredding pre-approved credit card offers, old bills, out-of-date account statements and other personal documents that include confidential information.Shred-a-thons are a perfect way to destroy old tax records, checks,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.)

When?

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.

Who?

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.

What?

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)

Remember:

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 publicprotection@ncdoj.gov.

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.