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Town of Cary Shred Event

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Cary, NC – How many of you have boxes of old credit card receipts, tax returns and financial statements hidden away in boxes up in your attic? Are you afraid to throw documents away lest someone steals your identity? Lack a paper shredder or the time to sit shredding each document one by one from the massive pile? Do you even know WHAT to shred?

Town of Cary to the rescue!

Paper Shred Event for Everyone

As part of America Recycles Day, the town is hosting a free public paper shredding event where Cary citizens can drop off their old paper documents to be safely shredded and recycled.

The “Shred It” event is Saturday November 16, 2013  from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave.

What to Bring

Cary citizens can bring up to three boxes of paper documents for secure shredding or recycle already shredded paper. Box or bag up to and swing by with the paper in bins or storage boxes ready to go. Make sure all paperclips, and clamps are removed from the documents. Citizens drive through the traffic pattern to drop off their boxes of sensitive documents for shredding.

“We’re excited to offer a convenient and affordable way to shred confidential documents while recycling items that are not accepted in our curbside program,” said Sarah Justice, Conservation Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator for the Town of Cary. Justice added that no commercial interests will be accepted.

This is the fourth such event that the town has hosted. This event is for Cary residents only, no commercial interests are permitted (just another benefit to being a Cary resident!)

The Town has a 40% annual waste diversion goal and events such as this  help meet the town meet this goal. Last year, 643 citizens brought over 32,750 pounds of paper for shredding and recycling. By participating in our America Recycles Day paper shred, citizens can have sensitive documents shred for free and then recycled so landfill space is saved and materials are reused.

To learn more about the paper shred event, search “Recycling” at www.townofcary.orgor call (919) 469-4090.

Event Info

Shred It – America Recycles Day
Saturday, November 16, 2013
9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Garmon Operations Center
400 James Jackson Avenue
Cary, NC

Sponsored by the Town of Cary Public Works Department and SPRUCE volunteers. In the event of inclement weather, citizens can call (919) 469-4301 for up-to-date event information.


Photo by Liz West.

4 replies
    JAMES ORMSBY says:



  2. Christopher Mantin
    Christopher Mantin says:

    When is the next Paper Shred Event?

    If nothing is scheduled, is there a location I can brings bags of paper to be shred/destroyed/recycled?


    • Hal Goodtree
      Hal Goodtree says:

      You’d have to check the Town of Cary website. They have these shred events on a regular basis. You may also be able to bring your shreddables to the Town dump on Dixon St.

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