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Shred Fest

Thank you for participating in Shred Fest 2017! Please check this webpage in Spring 2018 for future Shred Fest dates. In the meantime, NYPD and/or NYC elected officials may hold free paper-shredding events in their communities. We encourage you to check with your local NYPD precinct and/or elected official's office.

Two-Day Event:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

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

Shred Fest Locations on Saturday, May 20:

Melrose – Franz Sigel Park
Grand Concourse between 157th and 158th Streets

Bensonhurst – Bensonhurst Park
Cropsey Avenue and Bay 29th Street

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

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

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

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

Shred Fest Locations on Sunday, May 21:


Co-op City – Triangle Plaza
At Co-op City Blvd. and Rombouts Avenue; next to Municipal Credit Union

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

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

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

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Shred Fest is an annual City event to help individuals prevent identity theft. At Shred Fest you can:

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 press release

2015 Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping Consumer Affairs kick off its first-ever Identity Theft Prevention Week!