The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will be sponsoring one secure document shredding event in each supervisory district per calendar year. These events are only open to Fairfax County residents along with residents of the Towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Documents from businesses will not be accepted.
Please Note: The March 25th shredding event starts at 8 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. All cars must be in line by 10:45 a.m. This event is managed by Northern Virginia Community College, NBC4, and Shred-It.
2017 Shredding Dates
|March 25, 2017||NBC4 Community Shred at NOVA Annandale||8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale 22003|
|April 8, 2017||North County Human Services||1850 Cameron Glen Drive Reston 20190|
|April 22, 2017||Springfield Government Center||6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152|
|May 13, 2017||Mason District Government Center||6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale 22003|
|June 24, 2017||Kilmer Middle School||8100 Wolftrap Road , Vienna 22182|
|July 22, 2017||Westfield High School||4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly 20151|
|Aug. 19, 2017||Springhill Elementary||8201 Lewinsville Road, McLean 22102|
|Sept. 23, 2017||I-95 Complex||9850 Furnace Road, Lorton 22079|
|Oct. 14, 2017||South County Government Center||8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria 22309|
- Residential material of a sensitive nature such as tax documents, financial records, etc. (Please recycle junk mail and magazines through your normal collection service.)
- Up to four medium-sized packing boxes per vehicle.
- BINDERS of any type (3-ring, plastic, spiral, metal)
- Plastic document covers
- Wet or moist paper
- Hanging file folders with metal support bars
- Metal binder clips
- Electronic media including computer disks and diskettes or CDs
- Books, either hardback or paperback
- Credit cards
- Magazines, catalogs and newspapers (unless just the page with the address)
- 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 individually with a shredding service provider.
Procedures for the Event
Please Note: Shredding events start at 8 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. All cars must be in line by 12 p.m. These are drive-through events and residents will be asked to remain in their vehicles. For everyone’s safety, you will not be able to stand by and watch your paper being shredded.
- County staff remove boxes from cars and trucks and empty paper into rolling carts.
- Once full, the carts are taken to the shredding truck where they are emptied into a shredder.
- All documents are cross-cut shred on-site, by a private contractor, on the day of the event.
- Following the event, all paper is delivered to a local recycling facility for processing.
- Written certification of shredding will not be provided.
For additional information, please contact us at 703-324-5230, TTY 711.