County Resident Paper Shredding Events

The Division of Solid Waste sponsors free Paper Shredding Events for Calvert County residents to shred confidential or sensitive documents. Papers from businesses will not be accepted. Proof of Calvert County residency is required at events. Certificates of destruction are available upon request.  Please contact the Recycling Coordinator if you have any questions.

When preparing papers to bring to the event, keep in mind the items listed below that may be accompanying the papers.


  • Almost any kind of  dry paper
  • Paper clips
  • Staples
  • Wire spiral-bound items

Not Accepted

  • Binders
  • Hardback book binding (pages are fine, but not binding)
  • Binder clips
  • Plastic bags (Papers need to be removed from bags before they are shredded.)
  • Corrugated cardboard (Papers need to be removed from boxes before they are shredded. You may recycle your boxes separately at the shredding event.)

2020 Resident Paper Shredding Events

The Solid Waste Division is in the process of bidding out the service to a new contractor. Please check back periodically for a list of confirmed dates and locations. Thank you.