Free paper shred event and food drive on November 17

Lexington will host a Paper Shred Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material to be shredded at no cost. No wet material will be accepted.

This event allows Lexington residents to safely dispose of their sensitive materials in an environmentally-friendly way. Shred-it, a division of Stericycle, securely destroys documents on-site with their fleet of mobile shredding trucks. The material collected is recycled into low-grade paper products.

“Lexington loves partnering with Shred-it for this event to provide residents with an opportunity to keep financial and other information secure,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management.  

The Better Business Bureau of Central Kentucky and Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission are also Paper Shred partners.

Participants are invited to bring non-perishable food for donation to God’s Pantry. Please do not bring items in glass packaging.

You can also bring old campaign signs that you want to get rid of. This event will be your last chance to repurpose your signs and frames for future environmental projects.

Please note:

  • No plastic binders or binder clips should be included with materials.
  • Staples, paper envelopes and paper clips are acceptable.
  • Entrance to the event will be accessible via Jimmie Campbell Drive.
  • Participants are asked not to arrive before 9 a.m. as event organizers will be unable to accommodate anyone before that time.
  • Cardboard boxes will be collected at the event and sent to the Lexington Recycling Center.
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