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Shred Fest 2018

Shred Fest is a free paper-shredding citywide event that aims to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. At Shred Fest you can safely shred personal papers for free using shredding trucks and get free identity theft prevention tips. Download event flyer (in PDF).

Two-Day Event:

Saturday, May 19, 2018 and Sunday, May 20, 2018

Starting at 10 a.m.

Arrive early! Shredding trucks will be available until 4 p.m. (latest) or until they are filled, which may be sooner.

Shred Fest Locations:

Saturday, May 19, 2018
THE BRONX
Melrose – Franz Sigel Park
Grand Concourse between 157th and 158th Streets

BROOKLYN
Brooklyn Heights – Cadman Plaza Park
Cadman Plaza West; opposite Clark Street

MANHATTAN
West Harlem – St. Nicholas Park
Corner of West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

QUEENS
Corona – Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Parking lot; 111th Street between 54th and 56th Avenues

STATEN ISLAND
South Beach – Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach
Parking Lot 8; Father Capodanno Blvd. at Lincoln Avenue

Sunday, May 20, 2018
THE BRONX
Co-op City – Triangle Plaza
At Co-op City Blvd. and Rombouts Avenue; next to Municipal Credit Union

BROOKLYN
Park Slope – Prospect Park
Prospect Park West and 3rd Street

MANHATTAN
Union Square – Union Square Park
South Plaza near 14th Street and Union Square East

QUEENS
Springfield Gardens – Stop & Shop Plaza Shopping Center
Springfield Blvd. between Merrick Blvd. and 135th Avenue

STATEN ISLAND
Willowbrook – Willowbrook Park
Parking lot adjacent to archery range near Eton Place entrance

What to Bring:

  • Old bank statements
  • Old papers with personal identifying information
  • Old pay stubs
  • Credit card applications

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Identity Theft Prevention Tips

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Past Shred Fests

The City's 10th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping the City promote awareness about identity theft and protecting New Yorkers' identities with a free paper-shredding event! Download 2017 Shred Fest flyer (in PDF).

The City's 9th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2016. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping the City promote awareness about identity theft and protecting New Yorkers' identities with a free paper-shredding event! Read Shred Fest press release.

The City's 8th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping Consumer Affairs kick off its first-ever Identity Theft Prevention Week! Read Shred Fest press release.

The City's 7th Annual Shred Fest was held on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping Consumer Affairs protect New Yorkers against identity theft at the City's 7th Annual Shred Fest. Read Shred Fest press release.