Paper Shredding

Shredding Process
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.

Paper Shredding Events


 Events are held the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.This event will be held at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center located at 1831 111th Avenue NW, one block east of Hanson.

2016 Paper Shredding Dates
January 2
February 6
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 9 (Closed July 2-3)
August 6
September 10 (Closed September 3)
October 1
November 5
December 3

Shredding 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. There is no limit for the amount of papers you take to be shredded.


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.