Prevent & Protect Shred Event

The City of Roanoke, Republic Services and Home Depot Roanoke are excited to bring the Prevent & Protect Shred Event to Roanoke on Saturday, July 13! Join us in the Home Depot Roanoke parking lot for a confidential document shred day from 9AM-1PM. This service is open for Roanoke residents only* and is free, however a donation of two canned food items is highly encouraged and will be donated to the Roanoke Food Pantry at the conclusion of the event! Home Depot will also have vendors, crafts for kids and more throughout the event!

*Proof of residency required (please bring a utility bill and ID)


Can I watch my items be shredded?


What types of items should I bring to be shredded?

It’s best to shred documents no longer in use that include personal data such as name, address, phone number, social security number or credit card number. Shred these kinds of documents before recycling:

Invoices • Bank Statements • Canceled Checks • Profit & Loss Statements • Leases • Credit card statements and receipts • Capital Stock Ledgers • Computer Printouts • Balance Sheets • Reconciliations • Claims and Litigation Records • Credit Reports • Pre-approved Credit Card • Applications • Medical Records • Draft Copies of Letters • Drug Screens • Old Tax Returns • Cash Books • Financial Statements • Correspondence • Personal Documents with your name, address or other identifying data • Contracts • Personnel Records • Licenses • Memos & Legal Briefs • Prescriptions • Insurance Records • Limits & Restrictions

What items cannot be shredded/accepted?

Plastic bags or baggies • Trash • Metal such as metal clips, fasteners, binders, and binder clips (staples and paper clips are acceptable) • Cell phones • Stacks of magazines, newspapers or household cardboard such as cereal boxes • Batteries • Previously shredded material • X-rays • Cardboard, including check book boxes • Hard covers – cardboard or plastic covers on items such as ledger books, marble composition books and hard-cover books

Shred Event 2019