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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 2019: Confidata is teaming up with some local partners to bring free shred events to the local Albany, Syracuse, Binghampton, and Utica areas during 2019.

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.

April 2019 Free Shred Events

  • Thursday, April 18th from 2:30pm-4pm
    Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union
    924 Turnin St. Rome, NY 13440
  • Saturday, April 27th from 9am-12pm
    Visions Federal Credit Union- Huron Campus

May 2019 Free Shred Events

  • Saturday, May 4th from 9am-12pm
    Saratoga Financial Shred Event
  • Saturday, May 4th from 9am-12pm
    Visions Federal Credit Union- Horseheads
  • Friday, May 10th from 8am-10am
    Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce Sip N Shred
    420 E. German St. Ext, Herkimer, NY 13350
  • Saturday, May 18th from 8am-12pm
    Town of Trenton Shred Event

July 2019 Free Shred Events

  • Thursday, July 18th from 2:30-4pm
    Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union
    924 Turnin St. Rome, NY 13440

October 2019 Free Shred Events

  • Thursday, October 17th from 2:30-4pm
    Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union
    924 Turnin St. Rome, NY 13440

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.