Secure Drop Off Shredding

Due to the Governor's order we are closed for drop off shredding until further notice.

We will update this page when we are able to resume our drop off shredding service. Thank you.


5008 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852

Some customers have trouble finding our location as we are tucked away in an industrial park. Please read the How to Find Us section at the bottom of this page before coming to our facility. Thanks!

Dates & Times

We are open for drop-off shredding Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Witnessed shredding is available every Thursday from 8:30-9:30am.

We are closed on all federal holidays.

Drop-Off Shredding Pricing

Drop-off shredding is priced at $0.40 per pound of paper and $10 per hard drive.

Desktop computers and laptops are recycled for free.

Assorted e-waste (printers, fax machines, copiers, etc) are $5 each.

We accept cash, check, and credit cards.

Witnessed Shredding Pricing

Witnessed shredding is charged at $15 per box.

Cash only!

For box size we use a standard size file box (12"x 10"x 15"). It is totally fine if your paper is not in boxes or are in different sized boxes. We'll just estimate the amount based on the standard size file box and charge accordingly.

Our Secure Process

Bring us your paper and we'll do the rest!

Upon your arrival at our facility please come right in or give us a call letting us know you're here. A Patriot Shredding staff member will come meet you at your car. You tell us what in your car needs to be shredded and we'll do all the work. No need to lift a finger!

We remove your paper from the car, weigh the documents, and transfer them into a secure locked bin. The bin is placed into our high security, video monitored vault. 

You receive a certificate of destruction and pay by cash, check, or credit card. Then you're on your way. It's that easy!

At the end of the day all documents and hard drives that were dropped off that day are shred on-site in one of our shred trucks. The shredding process is totally automated and hands free. No one ever touches or sorts through your documents. 

All shredded paper are securely recycled and turned into glamorous products like paper plates, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. 


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.

When do you shred the paper I drop off?

All paper is shredded the same day it is dropped off. When our mobile shredding trucks get back from their daily routes we shred all the paper dropped off that day.

Can I watch my paper being shredded?

We offer a witness shredding option every Thursday from 8:30-9:30am. This service is cash or check only (no credit cards). The rate is $15 per box or bag. There is no minimum or maximum charge and no appointment is necessary. 

Why can't I meet one of your trucks at your facility to watch my paper being shredded?

Our shredding trucks are out on daily routes servicing our mobile shredding customers. The length of these routes varies greatly. Some days a truck is back by 3pm. Other days no trucks are back until 7pm. Our trucks make upwards of 40 stops per day, shredding around 10,000 pounds of paper. Logistically it is too difficult to say when they'll be back and to arrange a time to meet you at our facility.

How To Find Us

Our facility is tucked away in an industrial park so we can be a little difficult to find. Here are some tips:

  • If you are using the Waze app we are finding that it often directs you to the wrong address. It puts you in the same parking lot as the Goodwill store. We are one parking lot over, closer to Parklawn Drive. The Google Maps app should bring you right to our lot though so if you have that on your phone it's probably best to use.
  • The picture below is what you'll see when you pull into our lot. The property manager doesn't allow us to put up a larger sign. We are in between M&T Marble and Crossfit Hard. We are below Cort Furniture. 
  • You can park where you see those line of cars parked in the picture below or you can pull right up to our loading dock. 
  • We share offices with Mid-Atlantic Installations. They are a furniture installer. Their sign is on the front of the overhang (above the text "Our Loading Dock"). 
  • If you have any trouble locating us please call 240-206-6030 and we'll help.
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