Free Paper Shredding Event Monday at Flaherty Park

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 1:22pm

The Town of Wake Forest and Skylift Garage Doors will co-sponsor a drive-thru paper shredding event on Monday, Nov. 13, from noon-4 p.m. – or until the two paper shredding trucks are full. Free and open to the public, the shred event will take place rain or shine in the parking lot of Flaherty Park, 1100 N. White St. – adjacent to the Flaherty Dog Park.

The occasion will offer area residents and businesses the opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft and dispose of confidential documents in an environmentally responsible manner.

All paper will be shredded on-site, then recycled. Participants are urged to help reduce contamination by removing all non-paper materials in advance, such as plastic binders, plastic folders, and metal tabs. In addition, 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, DVDs, and other metals (other than staples or paper clips), boxes, batteries, computer disks or other electronic media. Please note: Junk mail does not need to be shredded. Residents and businesses can recycle junk mail in their Town-issued recycling cart.

Anyone planning to participate in the paper shredding event should be aware of the following:

  • There is a limit of four “banker-box” sized boxes or four large bags of paper per household or business and a limit of one trip per household.

  • Two paper shredding trucks will be onsite to accommodate area residents. Once those trucks are full, the shredding event will be over.

  • A drive-thru system will be implemented in the Flaherty Park parking lot to help ensure a smooth drop-off experience.

For more information, including an illustrative map of the drive-thru system, visit or contact Sustainability Coordinator Jeanette Johnson at 919-435-9585 or [email protected].

Flaherty Park