ORANGE COUNTY, NC (February 18, 2016)—The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department is sponsoring two free Shred-A-Thons in cooperation with University Place and local law enforcement.

Orange County residents and small businesses (including those in the Town of Chapel Hill within Durham County), and local government employees who work for the County or the Town of Carrboro, Chapel Hill or Hillsborough may securely destroy their personal documents at no cost.  

Both events are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will take place at the following locations:

  • Thursday, April 28 -- University Place, at Estes and Willow Drive in Chapel Hill, park and walk up service.  Some carts will be available, but participants with more than they can carry may want to bring a cart or other wheeled conveyance.
  • Saturday, April 30 --Hampton Pointe Recycling Site, behind Home Depot, Hillsborough, with drive through service.

There is a limit of five “banker-box” sized boxes or five large bags of paper per household or business, and a limit of one trip per household, business or organization.

Please remove any non-paper materials prior to bringing loads to the Shred-a-thon, such as plastic binders, plastic folders, metal tabs, laminated paper, computer disks, or other electronic media. The shredded paper will be recycled so we want to keep it clean!

Shredding takes place on-site in full view of people delivering paper.