Have confidential paper that needs to be shredded? Instead of shredding at home, bring your materials to a confidential paper shredding event or a retail location that shreds for you. This will ensure your personal information stays secure and your paper gets recycled.
2023 Event Details
The City of Inver Grove Heights hosts two FREE confidential paper shredding events every Spring and Fall for Inver Grove Heights residents. Stop by to have your confidential paper shredded and recycled by a secure onsite shredding truck. When available, event dates will be posted to this webpage and published via the Insights residential newsletter.
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 paper for shredding.
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.
Clean-Up Day is an annual one-stop-shop disposal event hosted for the residents of Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul, and Sunfish Lake.
2023 Event Details
The City hosts an Annual Clean-Up Day every September. When available, the event date will be posted to this webpage and published via the Insights residential newsletter.
Year-Round Disposal Options
Reduce & Reuse Map. Is your item in good condition? Try to donate or sell it before recycling or throwing it away. Visit the Reduce & Reuse Map to find the closest places to donate goods on the Reduce & Reuse Map. You can also use online platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and Nextdoor to give away or sell items to your neighbors.
Online Recycling Guide. Use the online Recycling Guide to find where to recycle and dispose of items locally and year-round. Search by item here,
The Recycling Zone. Only a short drive from IGH, The Recycling Zone (3365 Dodd Road, Eagan) is a special collection facility open year-round that offers subsidized disposal opportunities. Dispose of household hazardous waste, most electronics, scrap metal, cardboard and more for FREE. Tires, TVs and computer monitors have a small fee. Visit The Recycling Zone for a full list of accepted items, prices and hours of operation.
Any information you provide to the City of Inver Grove Heights via this website is maintained in accordance with and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, “Government Data Practices Act.” This law presumes that all data collected, created, received, maintained or disseminated by the City is public unless classified otherwise. You should not use the City’s Website to post, send or share any information that you wish to maintain as private without first confirming that the information is deemed private and/or non-public under the Government Data Practices Act.