Shredding personal documents serves a double purpose-- to recycle paper as
well as protect sensitive information against identity theft -- the fastest
growing crime in the nation. Westchester
residents may bring confidential personal papers for shredding to any one of the
following events. Residents can bring up to 4 file-size (10”x12”x15”)
boxes of confidential papers per household. Please remove all large binder
clips and covers. Papers from businesses, institutions or commercial
enterprises are not acceptable and will be rejected, as will any junk mail or
Service at the events works on a first-come-first-served basis, as the Mobile Shredder unit can reach its maximum capacity before closing time. In extreme weather, events may be cancelled or terminated early. Please call the county's Recycling Helpline at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure.
*Please note: per the city's request, this event is now located at the Murray
2014 Mobile Shredder Events Calendar
Location5/24 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Rochelle 515 North Ave.
Police Dept.5/31 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greenburgh 177 Hillside Ave.6/14 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuckahoe Fisher Ave. Lot
Crestwood Train Sta.6/21 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers* Murray Skating Rink
348 Tuckahoe Rd.6/28 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Harrison Halstead Ave.
Harrison Train Sta.7/12 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Montrose 185 Kings Ferry Rd.
Hen Hud Free Library 7/19 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tarrytown Parking Lot
Green Street7/26 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Rochelle 515 North Ave.
Police Dept.8/2 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mt. Vernon Municipal Lot
S. 5th Ave at 2nd St.8/9 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Rochelle 515 North Ave.
Police Dept.8/16 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hastings-on-Hudson 134 Southside Ave.
Zinsser Parking Lot8/23 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers 1100 Nepperhan8/30 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mt. Vernon Municipal Lot
S. 5th Ave at 2nd St.9/13 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greenburgh 177 Hillside Ave. 9/27 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Briarcliff Manor Briarcliff Manor
5 Van Lu Van Rd.10/4 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuckahoe Fisher Ave. Lot
Crestwood Train Sta. 10/11 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers 1100 Nepperhan10/18 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tarrytown Parking Lot
Green Street10/25 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd.
Parking Lot11/1 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hastings-on-Hudson 134 Southside Ave.
Zinsser Parking Lot11/8 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greenburgh 177 Hillside Ave.11/15 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Montrose 185 Kings Ferry Rd.
Hen Hud Free Library11/22 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mt. Vernon Municipal Lot
S. 5th Ave at 2nd St.11/29 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mt. Pleasant 1 Town Hall Plaza
Valhalla12/6 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sleepy Hollow 28 Beekman Ave.12/13 Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yonkers
Since its unveiling, thousands of residents have brought their confidential
papers to be shredded and hundreds of tons of paper have been recycled. Can't
make a Mobile Shredder Event date? No problem! Check out our
Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) where residents
can bring their documents for shredding, as well as hard-to-get-rid-of household
chemicals and other materials.
Bring the shredder to your community
Shared public services
Besides residential use, county departments and local municipal offices use the Mobile Shredder to free up valuable inventory space often occupied by outdated documents, while at the same time, it ensures that confidentiality is preserved. Several municipalities had been paying private shredding companies to dispose of their documents, but the county will now be providing this service to them free of charge.
As part of the county’s commitment to sharing services and developing strategies to consolidate and help reduce costs, the use of the Mobile Shredder is offered to all Westchester public schools. As schools are often vast repositories of personal information about students and their families, the Mobile Shredder serves as an important tool in the proper and complete disposal of these sensitive documents.
Kinds of documents to shred
Remember, it's best to shred documents you're no longer using, that contain personal identifying information such as name, address, phone number, credit card number or social security number. Such documents should be shredded before they are thrown out for recycling. Some examples are:
- expired credit card statements and receipts
- old tax returns or any other personal documents containing you name, address or other identifying information.
- pre-approved credit card applications
As this service is gaining in popularity, residents should be prepared to wait as lines are sometimes long. However, the wait doesn't have to be that long. Come prepared. This means you've removed all metal clips, fasteners, binders, folders and hard covers and placed the papers loosely in a box. Hard covers – cardboard or plastic covers on items such as ledger books, marble composition books and hard-cover books – cannot be shredded and will be turned away. Residents must rip pages out from hard cover books for shredding and throw the covers in their regular household trash. Up to four boxes of papers are allowed for shredding.
For more information about identity theft, call the Dept. of Consumer Protection (914) 995-2155. For questions about recycling, call (914) 813-5425, the Recycling Helpline.