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Drive-Thru Shred Event


Saturday May 22, 10:30am – 12:30 pm

The Fairview Heights Public Library is hosting an on-site document destruction event on Saturday, May 22, from 10.30am – 12.30pm at its location at 10017 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights.  Materials will not be accepted from businesses (at-home, small, or large), schools, or institutions. 

IMPORTANT! How to Prepare Documents for Paper Shredding Event

What types of paper can I bring to a shredding event?

Residents can bring up to five (5) file-size boxes or paper grocery bags of paper documents containing personal information such as; medical forms, bank statements, retired tax records, financial planning or documents with personal information – address labels are not considered “personal information”. 

How should my paper be prepared?

Paper must be dry, clean and loose – not in binders or folders
√ Remove all metal clips – small staples are okay
√ Remove all plastic covers or binders
√ Do Not bring paper in plastic bags

What types of paper items are NOT ACCEPTED?

NO – Photos or family albums
NO – Photo negatives
NO – Plastic credit or gift cards
NO – Plastic covers from check books or registers
NO – Store receipts
NO – Books

NO – Magazines 
NO – Junk mail, ads or coupons
NO – Greeting cards
NO – Newspapers

What is the danger of putting “contamination” in the paper?

Batteries, electronics, medications, sharps, etc. pose a health and safety danger to those touching the paper documents, and batteries can spark fires inside the paper truck as terminal ends come in contact with the metal shredder!  Additionally, contamination will lower the value of the paper when sold.

If your paper is not prepared correctly, you will be turned away.  Thank you for your cooperation!

All participants must follow these Safety Guidelines: 

• Participants must wear a mask and remain in their vehicle while on property.
• Participants will unlock/open the trunk from inside the vehicle and allow staff to unload the items.
• Paper documents should be contained in one area in the back of vehicle in paper bags or boxes.  Boxes and paper bags will be returned to the resident.
• If a person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus or is experiencing symptoms, they SHOULD NOT attend this event.
• Site/event coordinator may refuse service if a resident fails to comply with these Safety Guidelines.