Free Secure Shredding Events Provide Protection Against Identity Theft


Jan. 6, 2016
For Immediate Release

Free Secure Shredding Events Provide Protection Against Identity Theft

Free Secure Shredding Events Provide Protection Against Identity Theft
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, more than 450 cars drove through the South County Government Center's parking lot to drop off boxes of sensitive documents to be shredded.

2016 Residential Document Shredding Event Schedule Announced

Protect yourself from identity theft by destroying sensitive documents such as old tax forms, sales receipts, and other financial records that contain private information. This year, Fairfax County's Solid Waste Management Program will run nine shredding events throughout the county, where residents may securely shred up to five medium-size boxes of documents. The documents will be reduced to unreadable shreds thereby preserving residents' privacy and preventing fraud.

Material from businesses will not be accepted. Other items that will not be accepted include plastic report covers, metal binder clips, floppy discs, CDs, newspapers, junk mail, film, and photographs.


2016 Shredding Event Schedule (8 a.m. to noon)

  • March 19: Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly 20151
  • April 23: Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale 22003
  • May 14: Braddock District Governmental Center, 9002 Burke Lake Rd., Burke 22015
  • June 25: Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna 22182
  • July 23: Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Mt. Vernon Rd., Alexandria 22309
  • August 20: Spring Hill Elementary School, 8201 Lewinsville Rd., McLean 22102
  • September 24: North County Human Service Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston 20190
  • October 15: South County Governmental Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria 22309
  • October 22: Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Rd., Springfield 22152

For more information, visit the shredding program page or call 703-324-5230, TTY 711.

Contact: Matthew Kaiser, Public Information Officer 
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services 
703-324-8455, TTY 711


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