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Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event

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April 25, 2020 - CANCELLED
9 AM - 12 PM
Activity Center at Bohrer Park

Gaithersburg area residents are encouraged to bring paper and select electronics for secure shredding and disposal to a free Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It takes place in the parking lot next to the Skate Park & Water Park. The event is presented by the City in partnership with the Environmental Affairs Committee, Clean Cut Shredding & e-End. While the shredding services are free, food donations to support the efforts of the Gaithersburg HELP pantry would be very much appreciated.

This is a free, drive-through event for individuals and small businesses. You won’t need to leave your car as staff transports your materials for secure on-site shredding & disposal. Acceptable items for shredding include all types of paper, including receipts, tax and medical records, and financial & legal documents. Paper with staples & paperclips (no binder clips) will be accepted, as will envelopes with plastic windows. If paper is in 3-ring binders or is spiral bound, please remove the bindings before you come to the event. Learn more about shredding at

e-End accepts just about any computer-related electronics of any age, including mobile phones, CPUs, CDs, towers, monitors, laptops, tablets, printers, scanners, CFL and incandescent light bulbs (no LEDs), telephone equipment, used printer cartridges, VCRs, and DVD players. Note that hard drives from computer devices will be removed. Electronic items NOT accepted for recycling at this event include televisions of any kind, LED light bulbs, alkaline batteries, other types of televisions, vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances, and refrigerators. Learn more about e-recycling at

Donations of nonperishable food items to benefit the Gaithersburg HELP food pantry are encouraged. Suggested items include canned soup, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes with low salt, fruit cup up in its own juice, cereal, fortified pastas, rice & dried beans of all kinds, baby food, macaroni & cheese mixes, canned tuna, peanut or other nut butters, gluten free pastas, and spaghetti sauce. No fruit juices, please. The pantry is also in need of baby formula and diapers. Learn more about the organization at

In partnership with the Muddy Branch Alliance, the City is offering a one-stop shop for your native plant needs. After you finish recycling your light bulbs, e-waste and confidential paper during the Community Shredding & E-Waste Recycling event, stop by the rear of the parking lot to find out about all the best things to grow in Gaithersburg.