Free Shredding of Confidential Paper April 21 and 30

The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department is offering two free "post-tax-season" Shred-A-Thons in cooperation with University Mall, the Chapel Hill Police Department, and the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Orange County residents or local government employees may securely destroy and recycle their personal confidential documents at no cost.

Both events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will take place at the following locations:

  • Thursday, April 21 -- University Mall, Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, near the Wachovia Bank Building. Held in conjunction with the Chapel Hill Police Department and University Mall.
  • Saturday, April 30 -- Hampton Pointe Shopping Center, Hwy 86, Hillsborough at the 24-hour recycling drop-off site located behind Home Depot. Held in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff's Dept.

There is a limit of ten "banker-box" sized boxes or large bags of paper per person, and one trip per person. Please remove all plastic bags, plastic binders, folders, computer disks, laminated paper or any other non-paper materials prior to bringing loads to the Shred-a-thon. Incidental staples or paper clips are OK.

Shredding will take place on-site in full view of people delivering paper. The events are limited to Orange County residents, residents who live in the part of Chapel Hill located in Durham County, or those who work for the County or Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.