Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5230
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

John Kellas,
Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management

Document Shredding

secure document shredding

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: 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.

2018 Shredding Dates

Date Location Address District
March 24, 2018 NBC4 Shred Event at NVCC 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale 22003 Braddock
April 14, 2018 I-95 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton 22079 Mt. Vernon
April 28, 2018 Mason Government Center 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale 22003 Mason
May 19, 2018 North County Human Services 1850 Cameron Glen Dr, Reston 20190 Hunter Mill
June 16, 2018 Springfield Government Center 6140 Rolling Road Springfield 22152 Springfield
July 14, 2018 Kilmer Middle School 8100 Wolftrap Road , Vienna 22182 Providence
August 18, 2018 Springhill Elementary 8201 Lewinsville Road, McLean 22102 Dranesville
September 15, 2018 CANCELED South County Government Center 8350 Richmond HWY Alexandria 22309 Lee
October 13, 2018 Sully District Government Center 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly 20151 Sully
November 3, 2018 South County Government Center 8350 Richmond HWY Alexandria 22309 Lee
 

Accepted

  • 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.

Prohibited Items

  • 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.

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