Paper Shredding Day 2019

Event Details

The Island Beach Parking Lot is located across from the Town Ferry Dock.

Cost: $2 per box of paper

  • Maximum: 5 boxes per car.
  • Box size approx. 12″x18″x12″
  • Bring paper in cardboard box or rigid container that can be emptied and returned — no bags of paper.

What: Shred ONLY Sensitive documents/papers

  • Old Financial, Legal, Tax, Social Security, Medical papers
  • Only documents that contain personal information
  • Shredded on site and properly recycled to save trees

DO NOT include envelopes, folders, newspaper, metal clips, plastic bindings, report covers, cardboard, binders.

Shredding is an Earth Day event promoting “Reduce Re-Use Recycle” in our community. All paper shreds will be recycled into new paper products. At the 2018 shredding day nearly 10 tons of paper were shredded, the equivalent of about 165 trees.

Event is sponsored by The First Bank of Greenwich with branches in Cos Cob, Stamford and Port Chester for all your banking needs, and Santaguida Sanitation of Cos Cob who can take care of your trash hauling, recycling and dumpster rentals. Shredding day could not happen without their generous support.

To add to the Earth Day fun, Orvis Greenwich will provide dog treats for residents who bring their dog to shredding while supply lasts, or stop in at Orvis with your dog, 107 Greenwich Avenue. Orvis donates 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature. Coupons for B.GOOD health-conscious fast-food favorites at 342 Greenwich Avenue will be available. And Sam Bridge Nursery will provide coupons for shrubs and bushes at their nursery & greenhouse, 437 North Street.

And, an opportunity to “Reduce Re-Use Recycle”

…When you have a minute, check your drawers and closets for un-opened toiletries you will not use. Drop off un-opened toiletries with your shredding – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo etc – any size including samples. Neighbor to Neighbor will distribute within our community.

Event is organized by Greenwich Green & Clean and Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board together with many committed volunteers. Please remember to thank the volunteers and sponsors.

Questions: email us at

For more information click here to view the press release from Greenwich Free Press.