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San Diego Shred & Recycle
The city of San Diego accepts shredded paper in their blue curbside recycling bins. It is best to place your shredded documents in a paper bag if at all possible, but a plastic bag is also acceptable in this case. Everything else in your blue bin should be placed in loose, and not in a plastic bag. San Diego recycling allows many more recyclables than other city’s programs, which is great news for residents and the environment.
Tax File Recycling Program
The city of San Diego hopes to assist San Diego residents in recycling their old tax documents. Every year they host a week-long event in the month of April. The city’s Miramar Recycling Center places secure drop boxes outside of the center for residents to drop off old files and documents. At the end of the week-long program, everything is collected, transported, shredded, and recycled at an off-site location. This event is absolutely free for San Diego residents but does not include businesses.
Shredding Events in San Diego
In addition to curbside recycling of shredded paper and the annual tax file recycling program provided by the city of San Diego, there are shredding events held by local San Diego companies. San Diego County Credit Union holds its Super Shred Event in cooperation with Shred-It annually at the SDCCU stadium. This is a large event, and every year they break the Guinness Book of World Records for collecting and shredding the most paper. Even though it gets busy, it is very organized and is a great opportunity to get rid of any important documents correctly.