Shred-It Event

Shred It

Shred-It to end at 4 pm

Due to ongoing equipment issues involving two of the remaining three Shred-It trucks, today's Shred-It event will conclude at 4 pm. We plan to try and schedule another paper shredding event in the coming months. We appreciate everyone's patience and apologize for the inconvenience.


Free Paper Shredding Event 
Monday, April 29, 2019
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre parking lot, 405 S. Brooks St.

The Town of Wake Forest is offering area residents and businesses the opportunity to protect themselves and dispose of confidential documents in an environmentally responsible way by hosting a free "Shred-It" event on Monday, April 29. The event will take place rain or shine from noon to 6 p.m. - or until the shred trucks are full - in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. 

Please note: The paper will be shredded onsite.

The shredded paper will be recycled, so every effort is being made to reduce contamination.

Volunteers are needed


  • There is a limit of four "banker-box" sized boxes or four large bags (for example, 13-gallon trash bag) of paper per household or business

  • One trip per household

  • Remove all non-paper materials in advance, such as plastic binders, plastic folders and metal tabs.

  • Items that can damage the equipment will not be accepted, such as wet or moist paper, hanging file folders, books (hardback or paperback), credit cards, photographs, film, DVD's and other metals (other than staples or paper clips), boxes, batteries, computer disks or other electronic media.

Junk Mail

  • Junk mail does not need to be shredded.

  • Please recycle junk mail in your Town of Wake Forest-issued recycling cart. 

Know Before You Go

  • Four shred-it trucks will be onsite to accommodate area residents. Three will be provided at the outset and one will be kept in reserve to replace the first truck that gets full. Once all four trucks are full, the paper shredding event will be over.

  • A drive-thru system will be implemented in the Renaissance Centre parking lot to help ensure a smooth drop-off experience. Participants will be directed to enter the parking lot via Elm Avenue and exit via South Brooks Street.

  • Volunteers will be available to assist residents dropping off boxes and bags of paper. 

Shred-It Event
Communications & Public Affairs Director