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Community Document Shredding Events

The next free community document shredding event will be held at Heritage High School on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Heritage High School is located at 520 Evergreen Mill Rd., SE. The event is free to the public. Citizens may bring up to three (3) file size boxes or 30 gallon trash bags of material to be shredded. The last car must be in line by 12:45 as the event must close promptly at 1:00. Please email if you have any questions or need additional information.

We will also be hosting a food drive to benefit the pantry at Loudoun Interfaith Relief. In the fall especially, food banks need donations to prepare for the busy holiday season ahead. Donations are not required but are very much appreciated. Please visit their website for information on needed items.

Please note - due to the popularity of these events, it is possible for both shredding trucks to reach capacity before the end of the event. In this case, participants may choose to leave their material with the crew in locked containers to be shredded at their facility after the event. The Kane Company can provide a certificate of destruction if requested for those who choose to leave material that cannot be shredded onsite.



     May 2011 Shred Event
   The May 2011 Shred Event saw a record 330 citizens attending the free 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       
Residents brought in 13,424lbs. of documents to be shredded at the May 2011 event! A new record!
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. To date, over 1500 citizens have taken advantage of this free service and over 64,000 lbs. of documents have been shredded and recycled. We had a great turnout for the May 14, 2011, Shred Event at Heritage High School - 330 people and 13,424lbs. of paper collected and recycled! A new record! 

 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) 

*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. 


Last updated: 8/26/2014 11:16:13 AM