You know you’re not supposed to just throw confidential information into the trash, but sometimes the shred pile gets pretty high if you don’t have a paper-chewing monster of a shredder like mine. (We’ve had it for years and yep – it’s every bit as good as they say it is.)
If you’ve been putting off the inevitable, you’ll have an opportunity to get the job done – for free – at the FREE shredding events in Wichita, KS listed below.
Protect your private information and avoid identity theft by taking advantage of these events throughout the year. This list includes document shredding events that are open to the public, but some banks and credit unions offer shred days for their own customers.
Coupons for Paper Shredding in Wichita
Look for the Free document shredding at Office Depot coupon (it’s usually available in the spring of the year).
Free Community Shred Days
Wichita Federal Credit Union usually hosts a free shredding day for the community. The 2020 free shred event will be from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26 in their parking lot at 3720 W. 13th St. N. You can bring 3 boxes or bags; follow lanes of traffic and stay in your car and they will remove it for you. In the past they’ve posted these shred events on the WFCU Facebook page here.
Reminder: Planned events may need to be rescheduled or canceled. Please be sure to double-check with the event organizers in case of cancellations.
Kansas Attorney General Free Shred Events Shred events are scheduled around the state during National Consumer Protection Week in early March. To find shred events near you, keep an eye on this page.
AARP Free Shred Event was in May last year. It was free and open to the public but you did have to register in advance. In addition to shredding, they collected donations of non-perishable food items to give to the Kansas Food Bank. To find future free shred events, keep an eye on the AARP Wichita Events listing here.
Wichita Federal Credit Union and Cambridge Market Shred Event WFCU is partnering with Cambridge Market for a FREE Shred Event on Saturday, June 27 from 9am-11am at Cambridge Market, located at 9911 East 21st Street. You can see their Facebook event here for more details.
Capitol Federal Free Shred Day usually has free community shred days at locations around the state in the spring. Unfortunately, spring events for 2020 have been canceled, but keep and eye on the CapFed website here to check for possible fall free shred dates. Be sure to note the amount and type of documents that will be accepted for shredding.
Underground Vaults and Storage has scheduled free shred days at banks across Kansas, including Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, McPherson, and more. Some events are for members, residents, or customers only. Here is a good place to see what they have planned.
BBB Free Shred Days The Better Business Bureau has free shredding events planned across the country for 2019, but so far I don’t see one for Wichita. However, they say to keep checking this list because new locations might be added.
Haysville Free Shred Event For Haysville residents, this free shredding day is from 8 a.m. to noon on June 27 at City Hall parking lot. It is provided by the Haysville PRIDE community organization.
Shred Events Not Updated Yet
Keep an eye out for free shred days or low-cost shredding services from these in the list below. They all had shred events last year, but so far I haven’t heard any news about 2019.
AAA Cover Your Assets had shred events at 5 locations (Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, E. Wichita and W. Wichita) one year. No update yet for this year. Free shredding drop-off, travel tips, home maintenance tips, vehicle maintenance checklist, and more.
INTRUST Bank Free Shred Days Go here to see dates for 2019. INTRUST had five Wichita-area free shred events last year, beginning in May. All of the shredding events were on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your documents and dump them into the bins. INTRUST had scheduled free shredding days at locations near Kansas City and in Oklahoma as well. No word yet on free shred dates for 2020.
The File Depot occasionally has free shred days throughout the year. You can bring up to 5 banker boxes for free shredding; each additional box is only $5 each. The Wichita office is located at 1635 E. 37th St. N., Suite 2, Wichita, Kansas 67219. Thanks, Krissy!
Members-Only Shred Events in Wichita, KS
Look for more info at the UV&S link above about more residents/member shred events:
- Mid-America Credit Union Members-Only Shred Days
- Free annual Shred Day for Bel Aire residents
- Check with your bank or credit union to see what shredding services they might offer.