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Serving Utica, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, Watertown and all of central and upstate New York.

Upcoming Free Public Shred Events

UPDATED FOR 2018: Confidata is teaming up with some local partners to bring free shred events to the local Albany, Syracuse, and Utica areas during 2018.

These shred events are open to the general public, no businesses please. If you are a business looking for shredding services, please contact us for a quote.

July 2018 Free Shred Events

  • Saturday, July 14th from 8am-12pm
    Town of New Hartford Buildings & Grounds
    111 New Hartford St, New Hartford, NY 13413, USA
  • Thursday, July 19th from 2:30-4pm
    Rome Teachers FCU
    924 Turin St, Rome, NY 13440
  • Friday, July 20th from 9am-12pm
    NBT Bank- St. Johnsonville Office
    16 W Main St, St Johnsville, NY 13452

August 2018 Free Shred Events

  • Wednesday, August 22nd from 9am-12pm
    St. James Manor
    9 St James Pl, Oneonta, NY 13820, USA

September 2018 Free Shred Events

  • Wednesday, September 12th from 10am-2pm
    Jervis Public Library
    613 N Washington St, Rome, NY 13440, USA
  • Saturday, September 15th from 9am-12pm
    Visions FCU Shred Event at Huron Campus Parking Lot
    1701 North St, Endicott, NY 13760
  • Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-12pm
    Community Bank
    519 Genesee St, Chittenango, NY 13037, USA
  • Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-12pm
    Community Bank Hamilton
    35 Broad St, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA
  • Saturday, September 29th from 9am-12pm
    Visions FCU
    5411 NY-12, Norwich, NY 13815, USA

October 2018 Free Shred Events

  • Saturday, October 6th from 10am-1pm
    NBT Bank
    West Park Norwich, NY 13815
  • Saturday, October 6th from 10am-12pm
    Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
    Schuyler St, Boonville, NY 13309, USA

The general public is invited to bring their personal documents, financial statements, credit card offers, and other sensitive material to be securely shredded at no charge by the experts from Confidata. The process takes only a few minutes and Confidata will come to your car to assist you with your bags and boxes.

A maximum of 5 boxes, or 175 lbs. of material, will be accepted per person (no business shred, please).

Things to Shred!

  • personal documents
  • financial statements
  • credit card offers
  • other sensitive material
Acceptable ItemsUnacceptable Items  (Please DO NOT bring)
  • Old files
  • Old checks (not in boxes)
  • Computer print-outs
    • Laser
    • Green bar
    • Multi-stripe
    • White
    • Groundwood
  • Rubber bands
  • Typing paper
  • Accounting Ledger sheets
  • Colored writing paper
  • Copier paper
  • Memos
  • Plain envelopes
  • Index cards
  • Plastic tabs
  • Binder clips
  • “Fax” paper
  • Carbonless form
  • Manila file folders
  • Letterhead
  • Brochures
  • Pamphelts
  • Blueprints
  • Masking tape
  • White colored bond
  • Message pad paper
  • Unbound reports
  • “Post-It” notes
  • Calculator tapes
  • Ruled tablet sheets
  • Tab cards
  • Fasteners
  • Micro fiche/film*
  • Magnetic tape/media*
  • Floppy diskettes*
  • Photographs*
  • 3 ring binders
  • Plastic bags (including shopping bags)
  • Food waste
  • Food containers
  • “Kleenex”
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Coin wrappers
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Wire
  • String
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Type/printer ribbons
  • Toner cartridges
  • Copier paper wrappers
  • Bubble-pack
  • Tyvec (FedEX, ADP) envelopes
  • Padded mailing envelopes
  • Flourescent colored paper
  • “Carbons” from duplicate forms
  • Polystyrene packing/”peanuts”

* Please note that the Plastic Data (i.e, fiche, film, media, photographs) can be shredded but must remain separate from the paper. Please inquire about this service specifically.