The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program sponsors 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 are not accepted.
2021 Shredding Dates
|March 20, 2021||Sully District Government Center||4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly||Sully|
|April 24, 2021||Fairfax County Government Center||12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax||Braddock|
|May 1, 2021||Mason District Government Center||6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale||Mason|
|May 8, 2021||Rolling Valley Park and Ride||9220 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke||Springfield|
|June 19, 2021||Walt Whitman Middle School||2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria||Mt. Vernon|
|June 26, 2021||Langley High School||6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean||Dranesville|
|July 24, 2021||Kilmer Middle School/td>||8100 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna||Providence|
|August 14, 2021||Gerry Hyland Government Center||8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria||Lee|
|September 25, 2021||North County Human Services||11484 Washington Plaza West, Reston||Hunter Mill|
- 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 7 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m. All cars must be in line by 11 a.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.