Shredding Guidelines

 

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SHRED MATERIAL CONTAINERS

All materials for shredding must be in a box (24” x 12” x 10” or smaller) or a 13-gallon trash bag (or smaller).

 

 

LIMIT UP TO THREE (3) CONTAINERS PER VEHICLE

Due to the limited amount of available space per truck for on-site shredding, each vehicle is permitted to shred up to three (3) boxes or bags of materials.

 

 

 

PAPER ITEMS ONLY

Paper is the only acceptable material for shredding, such as: bank statements, cancelled checked, credit card receipts, tax and insurance records, contracts, and financial statements.

 

 

ITEMS NOT PERMITTED

Materials that are not acceptable include: batteries, food waste or trash, pill bottles, needles, grocery bags or plastic, cardboard, hanging folders, large metal objects, glass, electronics, media, or bullets.

 

 

Event durations may vary—First come, first served

Each Community Shred Day features secure, on-site document destruction. ​Length of event is limited to the capacity of one Shred-It mobile shredding truck.

​​Additional Resources*

 

Below is information on where to dispose, destroy, and/or recycle excess or non-acceptable Community Shred Day materials.

*Additional recycling services are publicly available, are not affiliated with ORNL FCU, and are provided at user’s expense. For more information pertaining to the services listed below, please contact businesses and organizations directly.

PAPER, PLASTIC, METAL, GLASS

Plastic containers, aluminum cans, steel cans, mixed paper, books, glass (clear, brown, green), cardboard, newspaper, and reusable household goods can be recycled through curbside pickup in Knoxville and Oak Ridge and at city drop-off centers.

City of Knoxville
www.knoxvilletn.gov/recycling

City of Oak Ridge
www.oakridgetn.gov


CELLPHONES AND WIRELESS DEVICES

Ecyclers
www.ecyclersusa.com

eCycle of Knoxville
www.ecycle-today.com

City of Knoxville
www.knoxcounty.org

 

UNUSED AND EXPIRED MEDICATIONS AND RX BOTTLES

East TN Medication Collection Coalition
www.medicationcollection.org

COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Shred-It Knoxville
www.shredit.com

BATTERIES

Solid Waste Management Facility
1033 Elm Street, Knoxville, TN
www.knoxvilletn.gov 


TIRES, BUILDING MATERIALS, AND CONSTRUCTION/ DEMOLITION DEBRIS

Solid Waste Management Facility
1033 Elm Street, Knoxville, TN
www.knoxvilletn.gov

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Waste Connection
www.wasteconnectionstn.com

Goodwill Industries
www.gwiktn.org

Keep Tennessee Beautiful
www.keeptnbeautiful.org

Tennessee Recycling Coalition
tennesseerecyclingcoalition.org

Tennessee Recycling Centers
www.recyclingcenters.org