Coon Rapids sponsors documents shredding

Coon Rapids residents will be able to shred personal documents at a paper shredding event at the Coon Rapids Recycling Center tomorrow (Saturday, April 28), 9 a.m. to noon.

Paper shredding is provided free to Coon Rapids residents, but no businesses are allowed.

“Your documents will be loaded in a cart provided and then emptied into the shredding truck,” said Colleen Sinclair, Coon Rapids recycling coordinator.

Documents will be shredded on site in a mobile truck using a cross-cut shredder to make sure the documents are in confetti sized pieces, according to Sinclair.

It is not necessary to remove paper clips, staples or rubber bands, Sinclair said.

“Papers do not need to be separated from envelopes and it is not necessary to remove windows from envelopes,” she said.

“Books of checks do not needs to be separated and files can be left in folders.”

But no three-ring binders, credit cards or compact discs will be accepted, Sinclair said.

There is no limit to the number of documents that a person can bring for shredding, she said.

Residents are welcome to stay and watch their documents as they are shredded, but they are asked to pull their vehicle off to the side so others can continue through the line, Sinclair said.

Once residents have passed through the paper shredding line, they can drop off cardboard boxes at the recycling center, but are asked to take any trash with them.

Another paper shredding event is planned at the recycling center Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to noon.

For for information call the city’s recycling department at 763-767-6485.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]