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FREE Paper Shredding Events

October 30, 2021, 9 am – 12 noon at 3 locations across Franklin County:

  • Deerfield Highway Garage, 9 Merrigan Rd, S. Deerfield MA – only for residents of Conway, Deerfield, and Whately
  • Erving Senior Center, 1 Care Dr., Erving MA – only for residents of Erving, Gill, and Northfield
  • Mohawk Trail Regional School, 26 Ashfield Rd, Shelburne Falls, MA – only for residents of Buckland, Colrain, Heath, and Shelburne

 Bring proof of residency in a participating town.  All papers will be securely shredded on-site and then recycled at a paper mill.

Bring the following papers for shredding:

  • Cancelled or blank checks, checkbooks
  • Legal papers
  • Credit card statements or offers
  • Income tax documents
  • Bank/financial statements
  • Medical records
  • Other documents with social security or credit card information
  • LIMIT per vehicle: 3 recycling bins or 6 paper bags full of the above papers.

Please note that shredded paper is no longer accepted in household recycling in western Massachusetts.

Solid Waste District. Questions? Contact FCSWMD at or 413-772-2438.

MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD)
Events funded by participating towns and coordinated by Franklin County