Free Shredding Event At NYC Parks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you’re looking to get rid of some old personal papers and don’t have a shredder, then head to one of 16 locations around New York City Sunday for the 4th Annual Shred Fest.

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Shred Fest is a chance to get rid of old bank statements, pay stubs, credit card applications or any other document that contains private, personal or sensitive information.

The free event is Sunday from 10am to 4pm at the following locations:

  • Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn
  • Vincent Daniels Square (in John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square), Queens
  • Playground For All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
  • Arthur Von Briesen Park (in Von Briesen Park), Staten Island
  • Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park), Bronx
  • Franz Sigel Park, Bronx
  • Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park) West Drive and Third Street, Brooklyn
  • Columbus Circle (in Central Park), Manhattan
  • 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park) West 135 Street and St. Nicholas Terrace, Manhattan
  • South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan
  • Brennan Field (in Juniper Valley Playground) 71st Street and 62nd Drive, Queens
  • Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard
  • Flatbush Nostrand Junction, Flatbush & Nostrand Avenues, Brooklyn
  • MCU Park Surf Avenue & 17th Street, Brooklyn
  • Cropsey Ave. & Bay 29th Street (in Bensonhurst Park), Brooklyn
  • Triangle Plaza Co-Op City Blvd. and Rombouts Avenue, Bronx

The first four people with papers to shred at each location will also receive a free shredder from Staples.

For more information about the event, visit

What do you think of this event? Let us know in our comments section.

  • Vegana

    Could someone tell me WHEN this great event will take place and WHERE? Thanx.

  • Adela

    Hi…I’m so sorry I missed this one! I’ve been trying to find out when is the next date they’ll do it, but haven’t been able to find it anywhere. anyone here might know where I should go to find out? Thanks for any help!

  • ham07

    Thanks mayor, glad my outrageous taxes can help out the rubes who are too cheap to buy their own shredder

    • Adela

      To ham07…Your sarcasm is out of place! This little free service does no harm whatsoever to our country while other government USELESS programs expend many millions/billions of hard earned taxpayers money!
      BESIDES…I bought a shredder quite sometime ago but since having various back surgeries haven’t been able to use it. Many times it pays to keep our thoughts to ourselves, UNLESS, it has to do with a very grave matter!!! :o)

  • Matthew

    It is a great idea. It would be better if they had this event quarterly then annually for the people who miss it or just have allot to shred.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Someone should put mayor Bloombergs head in a paper shreder

    • Bernie Sanders


  • Catt

    This is a great idea…..I wish this event could have been @ Marcus Garvey Park also. Maybe next time.

    Thx NYC

  • Sydelle Houston

    Great idea, wish they’d do this in Nassau County!!

  • Karen S

    Fantastic….It is expensive to have someone else shred for me. And to time consuming to do it myself. It is so freeing to get rid of papers.

    Thanks NYC

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