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 open to Fairfax County residents along with residents of the Towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.
- 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 5 medium-sized packing boxes per vehicle.
- Business documents, even if they are brought in by a county resident.
Items that can damage shredding equipment. See list of
Prohibited Items, below dates.
2013 Shredding Event Schedule:
All shredding events are held from 8 a.m. - Noon.
Printable 2013 Calendar of Document Shredding and Electric Sunday Events (see below for complete shredding event addresses). For more information about recycling electronics and computers, see Electric Sundays.
- March 23: South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria 22309
- April 27: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton 22079
- May 11: Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean 22101
- May 18: Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale 22003
- June 22: Braddock District Office (co-located with the Kings Park Library), 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke 22015
- July 20: Oak Marr Recreation Center, 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton 22124
- August 17: North County Human Services Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston 20190
- Sept. 21: Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly 20151
- Oct. 19: West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield 22152
- 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, catalogues 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
- Residents drive through a line as directed by staff.
- For safety reasons, residents MUST remain in their vehicles.
- 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.