Free Shredding Service

Free Shredding Now Available at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett!

We can now shred your sensitive documents and they will go immediately into the bailer!

***New Hours***

Our hours are Thursday 9am-12pm & Friday 9am-12pm

Shredding is first come, first serve. Each person, household, or company can shred up to 3 copy-paper-sized boxes or small-medium bags per day

TIPS: Be prepared to wait with your shredding, in case there is a line. Shredder must be shut down at 12pm.


You must prepare your shredding in advance.

Please see below for items not accepted and items accepted. 

All paper is accepted for recycling, but only certain types of paper are accepted in the shredder.

Items not accepted in the Shredder:

Any type of folder

Business Cards

Shiny Paper


Greeting Cards

Newspaper, or a similar material

Credit/gift cards


Items accepted in the Shredder:

Any type of Office Paper

Paper envelopes


Bank Statements

Checks (ripped-out)


In order to be put into the shredder, the paper needs to have the following removed: large paperclips (staples and 1in or smaller paperclips are fine), rubber bands, and any of the above not accepted materials mixed in with it.