Annual Shredding Event
The Stillwater Public Library holds one shredding event each year for community members to securely dispose of their sensitive documents.
When is the event? The event will take place on the last Saturday in February.
- The last shred took place on Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 9-11 a.m. We'll update this page when we set a date and time for 2022.
How many documents can I bring? Participants may bring up to two copier-sized boxes of material. Paperclips and staples do NOT need to be removed.
Where do I take my papers? The event is held in the parking lots north of the library and in front of the Prairie Art Center. Cars drive through the lot to the truck where the material is unloaded and shredded for them. Staff and volunteers will help navigate cars through the drive-thru.
Who does the shredding? Shred-Away Shredding is the company the library uses for shredding. Shredding is done onsite at drop-off. Shred-Away uses a multiple cutting method to ensure the safe disposal of your material.
Is there a fee? The event is free, but donations are gladly accepted to offset the cost of the event.
What should I shred? We suggest checking with your attorney or accountant for a definitive answer, but the articles below will provide assistance in identifying possible material to shred.
- Federal Trade Commission
- Your Important Papers: What to Keep and Where
- Fight Identity Theft
- Child Identity Theft
- Medical Identity Theft