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By Appointment Only

Limited appointment times are available for shredding beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  Events will run the 3rd Wednesday of every month, through winter, with appointment times available from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  Please call our office to schedule your appointment time.


The following rules apply:

  1. Participant must wear a mask.
  2. Participant must unload their paper from their car and place into container to be wheeled to designated area.
  3. Participant must be prompt on arrival of their scheduled time.

If you do not need to witness paper shredding, the City still offers taking your paper at the Recycling Drop Off Center located at 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm and on Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm.

It is important to shred paper only! Staples are permitted, but paper clips, binder clips, plastic folders, three ring binders, etc. are not allowed. Items containing any of those banned items will be rejected.

Manilla folders, hanging folders, magazines, flyers, brochures and general documents are among those paper items that do not have to be shredded.

Paper shredded at the city’s site is transported to Newman Paper Company in Philadelphia where it is recycled into paperboard and boxes.

The city will continue to maintain the locked roll-off container at the Drop-off Center on MLK Drive. Residents may still ask the attendant to lock up their confidential documents. The one difference is that instead of loose paper inside the container being hauled to Newman, the city will have carts lined up inside the locked container. The carts will be brought to the shredder by Recycling staff, utilizing a newly purchased hydraulic cart tipper, and shred the material.