Paper with a confidential sign on it being shredded

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Paper Shredding Event

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. –July 2, 2020–The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host a free paper shredding event for county residents Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Northern High School located at 2950 Chaneyville Road in Owings. The shred event, held rain or shine, can help prevent identity theft by destroying confidential or sensitive documents. Residents are required to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Proof of residency is required.

All paper must be removed from plastic bags and cardboard boxes prior to shredding. Paper clips and staples are acceptable. Binders and binder clips are not acceptable. There is no limit per resident and proof of residency is required. Certificates of destruction will be provided if requested. Businesses are prohibited from this event. Shred events are held monthly throughout the year.

For information about this event, call the Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, at 410-326-0210 or visit