Collection Events

  1. Paper Shred Events
  2. Annual Clean-Up Day
  3. Compost Your Pumpkin

Paper Shredding 

Do you have confidential material that you would like to have shredded? Instead of shredding at home, bring your materials to a community shred event or a retail location that shreds for you. This will ensure your personal information stays secure and your paper gets recycled. 

IGH Community Shred Events

The City of Inver Grove Heights hosts two community shred events that provide free confidential document shredding to Inver Grove Heights residents. Stop by to have your confidential material shredded and recycled by a secure onsite shredding truck. 

Event Dates: The City will be hosting the following shredding events in 2021. When available, event dates will be posted to this website and published via the Insights residential newsletter.  

  • Spring Shred Event: Saturday, May 15 (9AM - 12PM) | City Hall Parking Lot (8150 Barbara Avenue)
  • Fall Shred Event: 2021 Clean-Up Day. Event date will be posted here when available.

Accepted Material: To maintain safe social distancing, please place all confidential materials in the trunk or very back of your vehicle. An IGH staff member will unload your items for you.

  • Paper to shred: Confidential material such as papers with account numbers or other private information. Please remove all 3-ring binders, binder clips or metal tabs on file folders from the items you bring. 
  • Paper not to shred: Paper without secure information such as magazines, holiday cards and catalogs. Instead, you can place these non-confidential papers in your home recycling cart or bring them to The Recycling Zone (3365 Dodd Road) for free. Business documents are not accepted at this event.

Permanent Shredding Sites

To find local companies that provide shredding services year round, visit the Recycling Guide and search confidential material. Fees vary by business and already shredded paper is not accepted at most locations. Please contact the business to ensure they are currently operating and accepting confidential documents.

Already shredded paper

If shredding at home, keep this out of your recycling cart. With new technology, shredded paper causes problems at recycling sorting facilities and often does not get recycled. Instead, put your shredded paper in a paper bag and drop off at The Recycling Zone. Please note The Recycling Zone only accepts shredded paper and does not provide shredding services.

Questions or Interested in Volunteering at an IGH Shred Event?

Email Ally Sutherland or call (651) 604-8511

This event is partially funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Dakota County.