Drop-Off Shredding Events

First Saturday of the Month Only

Drop Off Shredding At Patriot Shredding in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area

First Saturday Drop Off Shredding

To better serve residents and small businesses we offer a drop off shredding service at our facility from 9am-12pm on the FIRST SATURDAY of each month. 

Our address is 5550 Wilkins Court, Rockville, MD 20852. If you need directions please consult the Google Map at the bottom of this page.

Please note we ONLY offer drop off shredding service on the FIRST SATURDAY of each month. We DO NOT accept drop off shredding at any other time. 

Please scroll down to read the answers to our most frequently asked questions!


$5 per box or bag to drop off.

$10 per box or bag to witness the shredding.

We accept cash and all major credit cards.

Upcoming Dates

9am-12pm on the FIRST SATURDAY of each month:

  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 2

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What size box or bag do you consider 1 box/bag?

A copy paper box or a garbage bag weighing roughly 25 pounds. If your boxes are much smaller or larger we will pro-rate accordingly.

Can you shred staples and paper clips?

Yes! Staples and paper clips are fine. Please remove any 3 ring binders and non-paper items (no trash!) prior to your arrival.

Can I bring old electronics to recycle?

Yes! It is $5 per computer (includes removal and shredding of hard drive) and $10 per monitor. Printers, fax machines, copiers, etc. are $5 each.

How long will I wait?

If you're just dropping off your paper you can expect to be in and out within a couple minutes. If you want to watch your paper being shred it may take up to 5-10 minutes.

When do you shred the paper I drop off?

We're continually shredding from 9am til noon. If you don't want to watch your paper being shredded and just want to drop off we'll securely shred it within a few minutes of your departure.

Why isn't it free?

Our events are staffed by 6-8 people who are all working 4 hours on a Saturday morning while operating a $250,000 shredding truck. These events are not money-makers for us but we need to cover these substantial costs.

Why does it cost more to watch?

In order to offer a witnessed shredding option we need to have one of our mobile shred trucks present and extra staff on hand. 

I can't make a First Saturday event, what are my options?

We are happy to send a mobile shred truck to your home or office during the week.

Why can't I drop off paper during the week?

We're a mobile shredding operation so all week our trucks are out on the road servicing customers and our office staff is not equipped to handle drop-offs. Further, our liability insurance does not allow us to accept drop-offs during the week.