Due to continued labor shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be some changes to the event schedule provided below. Please check this site again prior to attending any of the events listed to ensure they have not been cancelled or rescheduled.
These events are open to residents of Fairfax County, Clifton, Herndon, the Town of Vienna, and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church only. No businesses are allowed. All events feature four document shredding trucks and shredding is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Events begin at 7 a.m. and end at 11 a.m., unless all trucks are at full capacity. All participants must be in line by no later than 11 a.m. to ensure service.
There is a four (4) box limit, which is based on standard banker/copy box size (12.5” W x 15.5” L x 10.5” H). If you use plastic bags to bring your documents, please do not tie them. All boxes, plastic/paper bags, or other containers will be returned to you after emptying.
Due to traffic and safety concerns, you may not stay in the area to watch documents being shred. The contractor guarantees all documents will be shred on-site.
2022 Shredding Dates
The event schedules is subject to change. Please check this site for updates prior to coming to the event.
|April 30, 2022||Mason District Government Center||6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale||Mason|
|May 21, 2022||Rolling Valley Park and Ride||9220 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke||Springfield|
|June 18, 2022||Walt Whitman Middle School||2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria||Mt. Vernon|
|June 25, 2022||Langley High School||6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean||Dranesville|
|July 9, 2022||Westfields High School||4700 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly||Sully|
|July 16, 2022||South Lakes High School||11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston||Hunter Mill|
|July 30, 2022||Kilmer Middle School||8100 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna||Providence|
|August 6, 2022||Lake Braddock High School||9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke||Braddock|
|September 17, 2022||Gerry Hyland Government Center||8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria||Lee|
- Documents from businesses are not accepted.
- Residents can bring up to four (4) medium sized boxes.
- Shredding events start at 7 a.m.
- All cars must be in line by 11 a.m., no exceptions.
- Residents must wear masks when engaging with event staff.
- Residents must remain in their vehicles.
- Residents should open trunks or car doors from within the vehicle to allow staff access to their documents.
- Event staff will remove boxes from cars and trucks and empty paper into rolling carts.
- Boxes, bags, or bins will be returned to residents for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
- Full carts are taken to the shredding truck and emptied into the truck for shredding. shredder.
- All documents are cross-cut shred on-site, by a private contractor, on the day of the event.
- All shredded paper is delivered to a local recycling facility for processing.
- Written certification of shredding will not be provided.
- Business documents
- Binders of any kind (3-ring, plastic, spiral, metal)
- Plastic document covers
- Wet, damp, or moldy paper
- Hanging file folders with metal support bars
- Metal binder clips
- Electronic media including computer disks, diskettes, or CDs
- Books, either hardback or paperback
- Credit cards
- Magazines, catalogs, and newspapers
- Film or photographs
Fairfax County will not shred documents for businesses – even if documents are delivered by an employee who is a county resident. These events are only for residents to destroy sensitive material they have from their home. If you require written certification of document destruction, it is recommended that you contract directly with a shredding service provider.
For additional information, please contact us at 703-324-5230, TTY 711.