Where to Get Free Shredding in the DMV

You know the one, that dreaded box (or maybe several boxes) full of papers to shred.  We all have them, even me.  And yes you’ve probably been tempted to just dump the whole thing in the trash or recycling because you know yourself, you won’t shred them, they are going to sit there for the foreseeable future, slowly morphing into an even more overwhelming project than it already is.  Have no fear!  Today I’m going to tell you where you can take your papers (for FREE) to get rid of them.  Mark this on your calendars NOW and take action by putting that box in the trunk so you are ready.

Arlington– First Saturday of every month, 8:00am-4:30pm.  Up to 2 boxes or bags per person. Click here for more info 

DC- First Saturday of every month, 8:00am-3:00pm.  Up to 5 boxes per person. Click here for more info

Fairfax- Events held during Fall and Spring only.  Up to 5 boxes per person. Click here to get info

Maryland– Events held during Fall and Spring only.  Click here to get info

Missed the shred event?  That’s okay, there are always a few trusted paid options:

Office Depot: Shreds documents for 99 cents per pound.  Click here for more details

Shred-it:  Another paid service, pick up or drop offs and they destroy hard drives too.  Click here for more details

Know of any other great resources for shredding??  Let us know in the comments below!

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