Paper Shredding Event for Residents

shredded paper
Event Date: 
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The Lexington Department of Public Works is hosting a paper shredding event for residents to safely dispose of documents containing personal and/or sensitive information.

Lexington Composting Facility
60 Hartwell Ave.

Bring any paper you're looking to safely dispose of, and watch as it's shredded in front of you.

Please do not bring junk mail to be shredded, and please do not bring plastic bags.

Health/Safety Requirements

  • This event is for paper ONLY. Paper files, etc. in a cardboard box are acceptable, but boxes will not be returned.
  • Paper will ONLY be accepted from trunks, the backs of SUV’s, and pick-up truck beds. Do not bring paper to be shredded in your back seat or other areas of your car/truck.
  • Please DO NOT exit your vehicle.
  • Your Driver’s license MUST be available and held up to your window to track who has dropped off paper.
  • Please DO NOT bring containers that you want back. NO containers will be returned.

Other Upcoming Dates:

  • May 28, 2022
  • September 3, 2022
  • October 29, 2022


Contact the Environmental Services Division at 781-274-8334.