Free shredding is more available than you think

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More available than you’d think if you’re watching much NBC4, that is. Not to disparage the upcoming free shred that NBC4 and PNC bank are offering on June 20th, as it’s a darn sight more practical and cheap than buying your own shredder and sitting there feeding things into it. However District residents don’t need to drive out to NVCC in Annandale – they have two locations run by the DC government where they can bring their documents to be shredded, open on any given non-holiday Saturday. Schlep your old documents to Benning Road Trash Transfer Station (3200 Benning Road, NE) or the Fort Totten Trash Transfer Station (4900 Bates Road, NE) between 8am and 3pm.

While you’re at it you can bring any old motor oil or electronics or any number of other kinds of waste that they’ll take care of responsibly recycling/disposing.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.

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  1. Also, the web site FileStoreShred.com maintains a list of free paper shredding and electronics recycling events in the area and from coast to coast across the country. Similar to what is mentioned above, these events are faster and easier than trying to dispose of this stuff at home. Up until now, it was never this easy to find a shred or recycling event when you needed one.