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).
- There’s also a coupon sometimes in the Wichita Plus coupon book good at the UPS store in west Wichita that gets you paper shredding for 89 cents a pound.
Free Community Shred Days
Kansas Attorney General Free Shred Events March 5-10, 2018 Shred events are scheduled during National Consumer Protection Week in Concordia, Manhattan, Garden City, Pittsburg, Emporia, Leavenworth, Lawrence, Hutchinson, and Newton, and Topeka.
AAA Cover Your Assets event at 5 locations (Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, E. Wichita and W. Wichita) on April 21. Free shredding drop-off, travel tips, home maintenance tips, vehicle maintenance checklist, and more.
Capitol Federal Free Shred Day Wichita Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Bradley Fair branch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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/customers only.
INTRUST Bank Free Shred Days INTRUST has four Wichita-area free shred events scheduled for 2018, beginning with an April 14 event in El Dorado. All of the shredding events listed below are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your documents and dump them into the bins.
- April 14, 2018 2723 W. Central, El Dorado, KS 67042
- May 5, 2018 2439 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67217
- September 22, 2018 8601 W. Central, Wichita, KS 67212
- September 22, 2018 1501 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037
Be sure to visit the link above if you live outside of the Wichita area. INTRUST has scheduled free shredding days at locations near Kansas City and in Oklahoma as well.
AARP Free Shred Event You’re invited to bring up to three boxes of confidential documents to be shredded onsite at the Dillons on 135th and Maple in west Wichita on May 14, 2018 between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to shredding, they’ll be collecting donations of non-perishable food items to give to the Kansas Food Bank. Read more here.
Cambridge Market Community Shred Event Bring up to 5 boxes of personal material to be shred for free. NAID AAA certified. Follow the lanes of traffic and stay in your vehicle and they’ll get the material for you.
- May 19, 9911 E. 21st Street, Wichita, KS 67206
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. For questions and updates, visit their Facebook event page. Their office is located at 1635 E. 37th St. N., Suite 2, Wichita, Kansas 67219. Thanks, Krissy!
- Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wichita Federal Credit Union In 2018, they’ll offer a free shred day at their west office on September 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. I asked, and they told me on Twitter that this free shred day is for the community and not just members-only. Limit 2 boxes per car. According to their Facebook page, the west office is at 3730 W 13th St, Wichita, KS 67203 (316) 941-0600
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, March 24 and April 21
- El Dorado KS residents INTRUST Bank free shred event April 14, 9 a.m. to noon
- Free Shred Day for Bel Aire Residents, May 5