Document Shredding

Vigo County Solid Waste Management District is proud to offer
FREE document shredding.
This service is for Vigo County residents only.

Free Document Shredding

Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am-4pm
and the first Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm.

Data Management’s truck that provides onsite, and immediate shredding will be available 

from 10am-11am on the first Saturday of the month only.

Event Procedures

  • Documents from businesses are not accepted.
  • Residents can bring up to two (2) medium sized boxes.
  • Residents must wear masks when engaging with event staff.
  • Residents must remain in their vehicles.
  • Residents should open trunks or car doors from within the vehicle to allow staff access to their documents.
  • Event staff will remove boxes from cars and trucks and empty paper into rolling carts.
  • Boxes, bags, or bins will be returned to residents for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
  • All documents are cross-cut shred on-site, by the end of each day.
  • All shredded paper is delivered to a local recycling facility for processing and recycling.
  • Written certification of shredding will not be provided.

Please note, shredded paper is more difficult to recycle!


  • Prohibited business documents
  • Binders of any kind (3-ring, plastic, spiral, metal)
  • Plastic document covers
  • Wet, damp, or moldy paper
  • Hanging file folders with metal support bars
  • Metal binder clips
  • Electronic media including computer disks, diskettes, or CDs
  • Books, either hardback or paperback
  • Credit cards
  • Magazines, catalogs, and newspapers
  • Film or photographs

Vigo County Solid Waste District will not shred documents for businesses – even if documents are delivered by an employee who is a county resident. These events are only for residents to destroy sensitive material they have from their home. If you require written certification of document destruction, it is recommended that you contract directly with a shredding service provider.

For additional information, please contact us at 812-231-4451.