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!


Our hours are Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Please note: the shredder must shut down AT 12:00. There is typically a line. We suggest you allow at least 30-40 minutes to complete your shredding. 


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.

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
  • Photographs
  • Greeting Cards
  • Newspaper, or a similar material
  • Credit/gift cards

Items accepted in the Shredder:

  • Any type of Office Paper
  • Paper envelopes
  • Bills
  • Bank Statements
  • Checks

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.