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Free Document Shred Event


Cambridge Consumers' Council


The Cambridge Consumers’ Council will be helping residents safely dispose of unwanted records at a free document shredding event Saturday, September 18, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue. This event will be held rain or shine, for Cambridge residents only.

Reserved parking is available on Bigelow Street adjacent to City Hall. Any meter that has a Reserved parking sign can be used temporarily for this event and includes the following meters: BIG-0001, BIG-0002, BIG-0003, BIG-0004, BIG-0005, BIG0006, BIG-0007, BIG-0008.

Documents will be destroyed on the spot in a highly advanced technical mobile shredding truck and sent for recycling. Please note that this is a free event based on first come, first served, or until the truck is full to capacity. Limit 5 paper size boxes per household or equivalent. Information on consumer rights and safety will also be available at this event.

Please review the following procedures and precautions that will be in effect for this event:

  • Cambridge Consumers’ Council will assist residents with line control and “how-to” steps for document shredding.
  • Line will follow along metal barricades to ensure ample pedestrian walk space on remainder of sidewalk.
  • Shred truck will be parked near the corner of Mass. Ave./Bigelow St. and will be using two, alternating recycle bins to collect documents.
  • A taped off - squared area at the front of the line (Next to truck and bins) will be used for residents (one at a time) to deposit their documents into the recycle bins.
  • Residents cannot leave boxes or plastic bags behind. If documents are inside a paper bag, it will be shredded along with the paper. Otherwise, whatever container residents choose to bring their documents to the event must be taken back with them.
  • Two sandwich board signs located at front and middle of the line will list rules and requirements.


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Page was last modified on 7/25/2023 4:15 AM
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