Time to start gathering up all that paper you have piled up around the house. Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, FOX31, Channel 2 and Iron Mountain are joining forces for their annual Shred-a-thon on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your personal documents to be shredded for FREE courtesy of Iron Mountain and Waste Management.
Donations are encouraged and go directly to support the mission of the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.
Each car can shred up to three (3) trash bags/bankers boxes of documents. Volunteers on hand to unload you car.
Remove binders or other non-paper contaminants. Paperclips, staples, and window envelopes are acceptable.
Stay in your vehicle, but make sure that your trunk and back doors are unlocked and easy for volunteers to open quickly. Boxes and bags should be easy to lift to keep volunteers safe from lifting injuries.
Boxes, bags, and transport containers will be given back to you.
Experts suggest shredding:
ATM & credit card receipts
Old credit cards
Credit card offers
Old bank statements, bills, tax records and receipts (keep for 7 years)
Medical records and bills (keep one year)
Pay stubs (keep one year)
Keep most recent version of your: social security statements, insurance policy statements and retirement plan statements.
There are three drop-off locations:
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
200 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden
Westminster Police Department
9110 Yates St., Westminster
The following items WILL NOT be accepted:
Plastic bags and packing material
Computer discs, CDs, DVDs
Backup and VCR tapes
ID badges and driver’s licenses
Microfiche and Microfilm
Printer and photocopier parts
Trash or Hazardous materials
Metals (including binders, hanging folders, large clips)
All Shred-It employees are licensed and bonded and each location is supervised by law enforcement officers.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports local law enforcement by offering cash rewards to individuals who help solve crimes. All tipsters remain anonymous.