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City of Lake Oswego Lakeview Village by Michael Berger 2013

Secure Document Shredding

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

15% Off Shredding Coupon!

Don't wait for Shred Day to safely dispose of your confidential documents! The UPS Store on 335 S State St, Suite V is offering 15% off shredding costs when you bring in this voucher! Gather up your shredding to dispose of at a convenient time with no long lines to wait in. Thanks to Don and the team at the UPS Store for offering this discount to help meet shredding needs in LO!

2016 Community Shred Day

The City will be hosting Community Shred Day in April 2016 at Yakima (formerly the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way). The date is still being approved by EnviroShred.

This is a very busy and labor intensive event. We will need volunteers to help take shredding from cars and keep traffic moving during this event! Please contact Jenny Slepian at jslepian@lakeoswego.city if you would like to help. We will provide fluorescent vests for all volunteers- please bring sturdy work gloves as paper cuts and even worse, cardboard cuts, are a very real possibility.

Please help us minimize traffic snarls and ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to shred their documents by following the mandatory guidelines:

  • You may only bring 2 shopping bags of shredding. By shopping bag, we mean brown paper shopping bag. We will not be accepting trunkloads full of paper. A large plastic garbage bag full of paper is too much. We will turn you away if you bring more than is allowed. Please ensure that others get their opportunity to shred by obeying this guideline.
  • Follow all traffic rules and obey the instructions given to you by Lake Oswego Police. For safety reasons, no walk ups are allowed.
  • You may not park your car and walk up with your bags of shredding, dump them on the ground, and walk away. This is a secure shredding event and we will not be held responsible for papers that are left for volunteers to attend to when they get the opportunity. This event is being held on private property, not City owned property, so any documents left on the ground will be recycled as part of the normal clean up process, but not securely shredded.
  • Please respect the volunteers who have given their Saturday morning to assist with this event. Offensive language towards volunteers will not be tolerated.
  • Be patient. This event attracts a great number of people, can create traffic and long lines, and is limited by the speed at which the trucks can shred each bin. If you do not want to wait, then please take your shredding to the UPS Store or the Postal Annex, where they will happily shred your documents for you in a timely manner.
  • The event will end when the trucks are full. Again, the event will end when the trucks are full. This may be before noon. We will not accept any documents and traffic will be directed away from the site once the trucks are full. Please do not attempt to drop off documents or ask to "squeeze in one more bag". When the trucks are full, they are full.
  • We would like to thank Yakima for allowing us to host this event on their property.

More details about Shred Day will be posted shortly, and they will also be advertised in HelloLO and the Lake Oswego Review. Please direct any questions to Jenny Slepian at 503-635-0291 or jslepian@lakeoswego.city. Thank you in advance for helping us make this a positive and successful event.

Year-Round Resources

Residents can shred their documents securely, year-round. Here are a few ideas:

  • Make use of our 15% off coupon for shredding at the UPS Store, posted below!
  • Organize a neighborhood shred event. Get your neighbors together and set up a shredding block party. No long traffic lines to sit in, and a guarantee that the truck will not fill up before you get your chance to shred! Contact EnviroShred for more information on how to rent a shred truck for a morning!
  • KGW and IKEA both run very large shredding events throughout the year. Check their website for more information.

Keep in mind that idling in cars for long periods of time while waiting to shred at Shred Day is in itself, not very sustainable. Thus, we encourage residents to look into one of the options listed above for your secure shredding needs.

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