Paper Shredding Events

Confidential Material Shredding

Do you have confidential material that you would like to have shredded? Instead of shredding at home, bring your materials to a community shred event or a retail location that shreds for you. This will ensure your personal information stays secure and your paper gets recycled. 

IGH Community Shred Events

The City of Inver Grove Heights hosts two community shred events that provide free confidential document shredding to Inver Grove Heights residents. Stop by to have your confidential material shredded and recycled by a secure onsite shredding truck.

Please remove all 3-ring binders, binder clips or metal tabs on file folders from the items you bring. A professional shredding company will collect your confidential documents in secure bins and will transport them to an onsite shredding truck. Events will take place rain or shine. 

  • IGH Annual Clean Up Day: IGH City Hall Parking Lot (8150 Barbara Ave). Sat., Sept. 19, 2020 from 8am - Noon.
  • IGH October Shred Event: IGH City Hall Parking Lot (8150 Barbara Ave). Sat., Oct. 24, 2020 from 9am - Noon. 

Items to shred: To find a list of confidential documents to shred, please review this guide

Items not to shred: Paper without secure information (such as magazines, holiday cards, catalogs, etc.) should not be shredded. Instead, you can drop non-confidential documents in your home recycling cart or bring them to the Recycling Zone (3365 Dodd Road, Eagan) for free. The Recycling Zone accepted items list can be found here

COVID-19 Safety Procedures at Shredding Events

  • If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 ( please stay home and refrain from attending the event 
  • Must remain in your vehicle at all times; follow signs and stop fully at drop-off stations 
  • Please keep the number of people in your vehicle to a minimum 
  • Wearing a face mask is required at all times during the event
  • Place all items in trunk or very back of your vehicle 
  • Have money ready for payment; extend arm fully to pay (Cash or check only. Please bring small bills. No credit cards accepted) 
  • Be prepared to show your ID for proof of residency 
  • Please be patient as it will take longer for staff, vendors, and volunteers to safely unload vehicles 
  • Follow all standardized guidelines developed by the CDC
  • View the full COVID-19 Safety Plans here:

Permanent Shredding Sites

To find local companies that provide shredding services year round, visit the Green Guide and search confidential material. Fees vary by business and already shredded paper is not accepted at most locations. Please contact the business to ensure they are currently operating and accepting confidential documents.

Already shredded paper

If shredding at home, keep this out of your recycling cart. With new technology, shredded paper causes problems at recycling sorting facilities and often does not get recycled. Instead, put your shredded paper in a paper bag and drop off at The Recycling Zone, starting Wed. May 20, 2020 (reopening date due to COVID-19 impacts). Please note The Recycling Zone only accepts shredded paper and does not provide shredding services.

Questions or Interested in Volunteering?

Email Ally Sutherland or call (651) 604-8511

IGH Shredding Events