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Lately I’ve been getting calls asking about free shredding events so it’s time to update the information.

I’m pleased to announce a new round of free or low-cost shredding events from September through December in Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey (Phillipsburg area) and Delaware.

But, no worries if you’re not nearby. To find events in any area, search online for your local shredding company(ies), go to their Web site and find the link for community shredding events.

Here’s a helpful tip to maintain YOUR shredder: Lubricate it to maintain proper functioning, keep cutting blades sharp and maximize its life. Click here (click on Oiling of Cross Cut Paper Shredders, then the link for Standard Oiling Method) to watch a video on how to lubricate a shredder by Fellowes, recognized as the premier manufacturer.  Be sure to refer to the owner’s manual’s instructions for YOUR machine.

After doing an Internet search, I found the best price of $7.99 for Fellowes Paper Shredder Oil, 12 ounces, at (some stores stock it). This product is for cross-cut and micro-cut shredders. Click here for more information or to order.


Here’s the list—


Friday, September 5, 3:00-5:30
West Chester Wiggins Auto Tags
2 paper grocery bags are $10.00

Saturday, September 6, 8:00-2:00
Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Lantana Square Shopping Center, Rt. 7 and Valley Rd. Hockessin, DE 19707 (Residents Only)

Saturday, September 13, 9:00–11:00
Quaint Oak Bank, 501 Knowles Ave., Southampton, PA 18966

Saturday September 13, 9:00-12:00
Lopatcong Township, Lopatcong Park, Wildew Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Saturday, September 13, 9:00–12:00
DEXSTA, 110 Sandhill Drive, Middletown, DE 19709

Saturday, September 20, 9:00–12:00
Inspire Federal Credit Union, Maple Point Middle School, 2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road, Langhorne, PA 19047

Saturday, September 20, 10:00-12:00
West Chester Wiggins Auto Tags
2 paper grocery bags are $10.00

Saturday, September 20, 11:00-1:00
Representative Tim Briggs, 554 Shoemaker Road, King of Prussia, PA

Saturday, September 27, 8:00-2:00
Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Rehoboth Beach Convention Ctr. Parking Lot, 229 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth, DE 19971 (Residents Only)

Saturday, September 27, 9:00–11:00
First National Bank & Trust of Newtown, Bucks County Community College, 272 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

Saturday, September 27, 9:00-12:00
Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union, 3720 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18103

Saturday, September 27, 10:00-12:00
Wolner Insurance Management, 1717 Swede Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Sunday, September 28, 9:00-1:00
Congregation Beth Or, 293 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002
$10 per box


Saturday, October 4, 8:00-12:00
Luther Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation, 313 W. County Line Road, Hatboro, PA 19040

Saturday, October 4, 9:00-12:00
American Heritage FCU Main Office, 2060 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115

Saturday, October 4, 9:00-12:00
Friends of Easttown Pubilc Library, 720 First Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312

Saturday, October 4, 11:00-1:00
PFCU, 5000 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, October 11, 9:00–12:00
State Senator Mike Stack, Parkwood Shopping Center, 12361 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

Saturday, October 11, 8:00-12:00
Schuylkill Township, CAT Pickering Campus, 1580 Charlestown Pike, Phoenixville PA  19460

Saturday, October 18, 9:00–11:00
Middletown Township (Residents only), 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne, PA 19047

Saturday, October 18, 9:00–11:30
Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union, Harleysville Branch, 665 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 19438

Saturday, October 18, 9:00-12:00
Abington Township, Public Works, 2201 Florey Lane, Abington, PA 19001 (Residents Only)

Saturday, October 18, 9:00-12:00
Montgomery Cty Comm, Lower Merion High, 315 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003 (Residents Only)

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00-12:00
White Marsh Township, 4021 Joshua Rd, Miles Park – Lower Parking Lot, Lafayette Hill, PA


Saturday, November 1, 8:00-2:00
Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Mount Pleasant Elem. School, 500 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19809 (Residents Only)


Saturday, December 6, 8:00-4:00
Delaware Solid Waste Authority, University of Delaware Campus Guard Building, 550 S. College Ave. Newark, DE 19713 (residents only)


I recommend calling or visiting the Web site to be sure the event is still scheduled as planned. Be sure to check any limitations such as quantity or residency requirements. Note in your calendar the event you plan to attend and include a backup in case you miss the first one.

Sometimes you can bring hard drives, flash drives and disks for destruction.

If you can’t make any of the events, see if your local politicians offer them. Also, Staples and Office Max shred documents and guarantee confidentiality; Staples charges $.79/pound and Office Max charges $.99/pound. For a fee, you can bring papers to the shredding company’s location or have them come to your location.

Sort through your papers in files, piles, drawers and desk. Put all documents you no longer want in a box — no need to remove paper clips, staples or hanging file folders. When the day of the event arrives, you’ll be ready — just grab your box and go!


Adriane Weinberg

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