Collection Events

  1. Paper Shred Events
  2. Compost Your Pumpkin
  3. Community Food Drive
  4. Annual Clean-Up Day

Paper Shredding 

Do you have confidential material that you would like to have shredded? Instead of shredding at home, bring your materials to a community shred event or a retail location that shreds for you. This will ensure your personal information stays secure and your paper gets recycled. 

IGH Community Shred Events

The City of Inver Grove Heights hosts two community shred events that provide free confidential document shredding to Inver Grove Heights residents. Stop by to have your confidential material shredded and recycled by a secure onsite shredding truck.

IGH October Shred Event: IGH City Hall Parking Lot (8150 Barbara Ave). Saturday, October 24, 2020 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.).

  • Safety: To maintain safe social distancing, please place all confidential materials in the trunk or very back of your vehicle. At the event, please wear a mask and stay in your vehicle at all times.  
  • Items to shred: 
    • Bring any confidential material such as papers with account numbers or other private information. To find a list of confidential documents to shred, please review this guide
    • Please remove all 3-ring binders, binder clips or metal tabs on file folders from the items you bring. A professional shredding company will collect your confidential documents in secure bins and will transport them to an onsite shredding truck. Events will take place rain or shine.
    • Please place items in paper bags, cardboard boxes or reusable containers that can be lifted by one individual. Paper bags will shredded and all boxes will be returned to you. 
  • Items not to shred: Paper without secure information (such as magazines, holiday cards, catalogs, etc.) should not be shredded. Instead, you can drop non-confidential documents in your home recycling cart or bring them to The Recycling Zone (3365 Dodd Road, Eagan) for free. The Recycling Zone accepted items list can be found here

Permanent Shredding Sites

To find local companies that provide shredding services year round, visit the Recycling Guide and search confidential material. Fees vary by business and already shredded paper is not accepted at most locations. Please contact the business to ensure they are currently operating and accepting confidential documents.

Already shredded paper

If shredding at home, keep this out of your recycling cart. With new technology, shredded paper causes problems at recycling sorting facilities and often does not get recycled. Instead, put your shredded paper in a paper bag and drop off at The Recycling Zone. Please note The Recycling Zone only accepts shredded paper and does not provide shredding services.

Questions or Interested in Volunteering at an IGH Shred Event?

Email Ally Sutherland or call (651) 604-8511

This event is partially funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Dakota County.