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Shred Fest 2018: Shred your personal papers FOR FREE!

Thank you for participating in Shred Fest 2018! Please check this webpage in Spring 2019 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.

Past Shred Fests

The City's 11th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018. 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 2018 Shred Fest flyer (in PDF). Read Shred Fest press release.

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.