Paper Shredding

Self-Serve Paper Shredding

Temperatures MUST be above 40 degrees for self-serve paper shredding. Masks are required while shredding. 1 box limit.

Our mobile events for 2022 schedule are listed below.

The Recycling Center  has self-serve paper shredders that are available for use whenever the facility is open. This is meant for smaller amounts of shredding, please limit to one box per visit.

  • Do NOT shred magazines, calendars, greeting cards, etc.
  • Residents must shred the paper themselves, staff cannot assist
  • Paper only! Remove all paper clips and rubber bands, staples may be left on
  • Do not over feed machine- only put in small stack at a time and do not force paper in the machine
  • Do not leave papers or machines unattended while shredding
  • Paper shredders will strip-cut all documents
  • Must be at least 16 years of age to operate machines
  • The City of Coon Rapids is not responsible for shared information as the result of improper shredding

Paper Shredding Events

Events will be held for shredding larger amounts of household papers. Paper shredding is provided free to all Anoka County residents and small businesses. Your documents will be loaded in a cart provided and then emptied into the shredding truck. Documents will be shredded on site in a mobile truck using a cross cut shredder assuring your documents are in confetti sized pieces. Once you have moved through the line you are welcome to drop off your cardboard boxes at the recycling center. Please take any trash with you. There is a five (5) box limit for paper shredding events.

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Events will be held five times during the year on the first Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event will be held at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center located at 1827 111th Avenue NW, one block east of Hanson. There is a five box limit for all paper shredding events. Covid Requirements: Please load your boxes/bags in the rear of your vehicle. Stay in your vehicle, volunteers will unload and process your paper.

2022 Paper Shredding Dates:
Saturday, February 5, 9 am to 12 pm
Saturday, March 5,  9 am to 12 pm 
Saturday, May 7, 9 am to 12 pm
Saturday, August 6, 9 am to 12 pm
Saturday, November 5, 9 am to 12 pm

Shredding Events Specifications & Requirements

It is not necessary to remove paper clips, staples, or rubber bands. Papers do not need to be separated from envelopes. It is not necessary to remove windows from envelopes. Books of checks do not need to be separated. Files can be left in folders. No three-ring binders, credit cards, or CDs will be accepted.

Already shred your paper at home?

Place your shredded paper in a brown grocery bag, fold the top over, place in the mixed paper at the Recycling Center. Do not place shredded paper in your curbside recycling cart. 

For More Information

You are welcome to stay and watch your documents as they are shredded. We ask that you pull your vehicle off to the side so others may continue through the line. Please call the Recycling Division at 763-767-6485 with any questions or for more information.