Paper Shredding Event

 

2021 Paper Shredding Events

The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce two paper shredding events scheduled for mid-April.

 

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Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation Drive-up Shred-a-thon Fundraiser
Saturday, April 17, 10 am-1 pm
Patterson Hall, 101 N. Wingate St., on the campus of SEBTS

The Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation will host a Drive-up Shred-a-thon Fundraiser on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot of Patterson Hall, 101 N. Wingate St., on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The drive-thru event will allow residents to shred office paper, manilla folders, hanging file folders, spiral notebooks, receipts and envelopes. Hardcover books, magazines, newspapers, cardboard, credit cards, CDs, three-ring binders and x-rays will not be accepted.

The April 17 Shred-a-thon is a fundraiser to support the mission of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, so participants will be charged $10 per box or $25 for three boxes. Cash is preferred but checks and credit cards will also be accepted. For more information, email events@wfphf.com.

 

Town of Wake Forest Paper Shredding Event
Monday, April 19, Noon-6 pm - or until the three trucks are full
Renaissance Centre parking lot, 405 S. Brooks St.

The Town of Wake Forest will host its fifth annual paper-shredding event on Monday, April 19. Free and open to the public, the shred event will take place rain or shine in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., from noon to 6 p.m. – or until the three paper shredding trucks are full. 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.

Residents will drive up to the shredding point, then unload their boxes and bags of paper for shredding.  

Please note: The paper will be shredded onsite.

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

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, DVD’s 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.

 

Guidelines

  • Participants will be required to unload their own boxes and bags of paper.
  • 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

  • Residents dropping off boxes and bags of paper will be required to unload their own vehicles. 

  • Three paper shredding trucks will be onsite to accommodate area residents. Once all three trucks are full, the paper shredding event will be over - regardless of the time. 

  • 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.

  • View/Download a map of the drive-thru system

  • The event may end early due to full truck capacity, weather, or any other unforeseen event.

Paper Shredding Event
Sustainability Coordinator
919-435-9585