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Paper Shredding/Recycling and Reusable Clothing/Household Items Collection Events

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The County reserves the right to close the event before 2:00 p.m. if the mobile shredding trucks become filled to capacity. Events will be cancelled in the event of severe weather--cancellations will be posted on this page by 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

Paper Shredding Events Fall 2018

Celebrate America Recycles Day with our Fall events. Shred and recycle unwanted confidential papers and donate reusable clothing and household items during these upcoming events:

On-Site Paper Shredding and Recycling Guidelines

Paper shredding and recycling services donated by Clean Cut Shredding.

All paper will be shredded on-site. These are drive-through events, and we ask you to stay in your vehicle. For everyone’s safety, you will not be able to watch your paper being shredded.

Limit: 5 paper bags or small cardboard boxes of paper per household/vehicle.

All events run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No cars will be permitted to enter the parking lot of the school after 2:00 p.m. The County reserves the right to close the event before 2:00 p.m. if the mobile shredding trucks become filled to capacity.

These recycling events are free of charge and open to Montgomery County, MD residents only. Please, no businesses. Event may be canceled due to severe/inclement weather.

Acceptable types of paper for shredding include:

  • All types of paper such as financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records
  • Papers with staples or paper clips (please remove binder clips and rubber bands)
  • Envelopes with plastic windows

Unacceptable items for shredding include:

  • Paper in 3-ring binders and spiral notebooks (please remove binders and spiral bindings)
  • File folders with metal fasteners; hanging file folders (all paper must be removed from these types of folders)
  • Plastic items such as credit cards or plastic bags
  • Electronic items such as CDs or computer disks

Reusable Clothing and Household Goods Donation Guidelines

Benefitting the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Life Connection Mission, and A Wider Circle.

Bring items that are in working/usable condition. Please bring gently used clothing and small loose items in bags or boxes. Tax-deduction receipts are available upon request.

  • Clean clothing, shoes, accessories (baby clothing up to 4T is especially needed)
  • Bed and bath items: blankets, sheets and towels
  • Miscellaneous household goods such as dining ware, pots and pans, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, picture frames, power tools, televisions, vacuum cleaners, and small area rugs
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, etc. (no encyclopedias and textbooks)
  • Furniture and other items such as tables, chairs, desks, bookshelves, and lamps
  • No large appliances, automobile parts, or construction materials

What if I can't make it to a shredding event?

You may drop-off your shredding for free at Clean Cut Shredding.
14820 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
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