(Last Updated: 4/7/2021)
Drop-Off Recycling Only. Don't recycle shredded paper in your curbside recycling cart.
Shredded paper is too small to be sorted by the machines that sort our recycling. In fact, they become tangled in the machines and make recycling more difficult and expensive.
Drop-Off Recycling Sites: It's easy to take your sensitive documents to a drop-off shredding business or kiosk. The businesses listed below shred paper at their stores, do-it-yourself shredding kiosks, at LeMay Mobile Community Shred Events, or at Bremerton Lions Club shred events.
Disposal Option: If you can't take your paper to paper shredding company, put shredded paper into a bag and place the bag in your garbage.
What items actually need to be shredded? The Washington State Office of the Attorney General explains which identifiable information should be shredded for safety.