Paper Shredding Day May 20 at Highway Department

May 7, 2023

A spring Paper Shredding Day will take place Saturday, May 20 at the Dartmouth Highway Department, 976 Russells Mills Road, from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the shred truck fills up.

The shred truck can only take a certain amount of paper, so a limit of two boxes is set for each person. The event will end when the shred truck is full; it is possible it may be before noon. Each box should weigh no more than 30 to 40 pounds. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but paper should be removed from folders and binders.

When each participant reaches the shred truck, staff members will remove boxes from the trunk of the vehicle, empty them into a recycle bin and return boxes to participants. The recycle bin is emptied into the Shred-it truck. Shred-it is certified by the National Association for Information Destruction and adheres to their stringent security practices and procedures. For safety purposes, participants are not able to watch the destruction of their paper.

Shredding confidential documents helps to prevent identity theft, protect personal information, and prevent valuable resources from being sent to the landfill. The shredded paper will be recycled into new products such as paper towels.

The event is sponsored by NBCU and held in partnership with the Town of Dartmouth, City of New Bedford and the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District.

For more information, visit, call the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District at (508) 979-1493, or email