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NC Shred Events

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Buncombe County

Free Shredding Event – Shred360 to benefit The Salvation Army (Will be collecting nonperishable food and monetary donations)

February 10, 2023

11 am – 1 pm

The Salvation Army Church – Asheville

750 Haywood Road

Asheville, NC 28806


Cherokee County

Cherokee County Shred Event
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

NC Cooperative Extension Office
699 Conahetta Street
Murphy, NC 28906


Davidson County

Davidson County Shred Event
Friday, March 17, 2023
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Davidson County Senior Services
555B West Center Street Exit
Lexington, NC 27292


Gaston County

Shred Day

April 29, 2023

8 am – noon (or until the truck is full)

Gastonia Farmers Market

410 E. Long Avenue

Gastonia, NC  28054


Guilford County

FREE shred event by the BBB Education Foundation:

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8 am – 11 am

Whole Foods parking lot, Friendly Center, 3202 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro


Mecklenburg County

Free Shred Event with Shred360 and Self-Help Credit Union

Saturday, May 6, 2023

10 am – 1 pm

Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

1243 West Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28208


Moore County

Shred 360

Will be collecting monetary donations

April 29, 2023


Linden Lodge Foundation

2251 Linden Road

Aberdeen NC 28315


New Hanover County

Free Shredding Event – Shred360 and Re/Max Essential!

May 5, 2023

10 am – 1 pm

Re/Max Essential

1650 Military Cutoff Road #100

Wilmington, NC  28403


Pitt County

Southern Bank and Trust Company

4259 Winterville Pkwy, Winterville NC
April 1, 2023 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Consumers only (no businesses)

Limit: 5 bags/boxes per vehicle


Stokes County

Stokes County Shred Event
Friday, May 12th, 2023
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

King City Hall (Parking Lot Across the Street)
229 S. Main Street
King, NC, 27021


Wake County

Free Shredding Event – Shred360 and SignCraft Solutions to Benefit Operation Command (Will accept monetary donations)

March 18, 2023

11 am – 1 pm

4154 Shearon Farms

Wake Forest, NC  27587



Help protect yourself from identity theft by shredding pre-approved credit card offers, old bills, out-of-date account statements and other personal documents that include confidential information.Shred-a-thons are a perfect way to destroy old tax records, checks,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