Document Shredding

2024 will mark the 17th year the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has provided this valuable service, free-of-charge to the community. All confirmed event dates are on Saturdays, and all shredding events will be approximately 3 hours. Please check the dates & times listed below for the event nearest you.  Events are added as they are confirmed, so check back often.

All 2024 events will be a drive-thru service. You might be required to exit your vehicle and hand boxes to an attendant or an attendant will come to your vehicle and transfer all documents for shredding to a bin. Shredding will be completed on-site before you leave. Your containers (i.e. cardboard boxes, bins, etc.) will be returned to you. If you bring your documents in plastic bags, please leave them untied so they can be accessed more quickly. Please limit the number of boxes to 5, so that everyone may have a chance to participate.

Acceptable items for shredding are any personal paper documents that are loose, folded, stapled or in envelopes. Please remember to check your papers for foreign objects prior to coming to a Shred-A-Thon. Here is a sample of items found mixed in with people's documents during past events: large seashells, rocks, batteries, computer mouse, computer cables, clothes and other items that would have damaged the shred machine on the truck.

Documents from businesses and personal videos, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, photographs, photo slides, and credit cards will NOT  be accepted.

We have contracted with Assured Document Shredding to provide secure and reliable destruction of your documents.  

These events are free to the public and made possible by the generous donation of time by members of the Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers.

2024 Schedule

  • Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

    8625 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85749

We will be following Pima County public health directives.

Please be aware that events may end early due to extreme weather or if shredding bins fill to capacity. 

For more information, please call (520) 351-4615 during regular business hours. You can learn more about other shredding services at There are also paid shredding services provided by many office supply stores.

The City of Tucson also holds document shredding at their Household Hazardous Waste events on the second Saturday of every month.