Community Document Shredding Events

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 Spring  Community Shredding Event 

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 
Where: Tuscarora HIgh School 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

May 2011 Shred Event

 Every year, millions of Americans become victims of identity theft. Many don’t believe it could happen to them – until it’s too late. Identity theft costs citizens billions of dollars in recovery efforts and can seriously damage credit ratings and cause extreme financial and emotional hardship for its victims. Thieves may obtain sensitive information from trash cans, recycling containers and other public disposal locations.



May 2011 Shred Event

In an effort to help reduce identity theft and to promote recycling, the Town of Leesburg’s Department of Public Works hosts FREE community document shredding events. Papers are shredded on-site in the vendor’s portable shredding unit. We have had great turnouts at all of our events - to date, almost 3700 people have participated and a whopping 156,00+lbs. of paper has been collected and recycled!


During the shredding event, the Town is partnering with Loudoun Hunger Relief to collect non-perishable food items. Visit for a list of most-needed food items. Donations are encouraged but not required for participation.


 Please keep in mind the following when preparing items to bring to be shredded:

Account numbers (credit card statement, bank statements, cancelled or unused checks, receipts, utility bills, tax documents, etc.) CD’s, floppy disks or DVD’s
Birth dates (school records, financial applications, etc.) Specialty paper/material such as photos, carbon copy paper, blueprints, Tyvek envelopes, slides, negatives
Passwords and PINs (bank and credit card records, etc.) Binder clips, rubber bands, fasteners (paperclips and staples may be left on papers)
Signatures (any forms or documents containing your signature, cancelled checks, etc.) 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks, soft or hard-cover books
Social Security numbers (financial applications, tax documents, etc.) Plastics, including credit cards
Junk mail (any credit card offers, loan applications containing your personal information, courtesy checks from credit cards) 

What is the limit?

Limit 3 boxes/ bags per person - *Box size equivalent to the size of a file storage box (approx. 10" x 12" x 24") or bags equivalent to the size of kitchen trash bags (approx. 30 gallons or less).

 For more information, please e-mail the Department of Public Works or phone 703-771-2790.