County Paper Shredding Events

Quick Contact Numbers

Division Number
Engineering Transportation 410-535-2204
Project Management 410-535-2204
Water and Sewer 410-535-1600, ext. 2554
Highway Maintenance 410-535-0905
Solid Waste 410-326-0210
Fleet Maintenance 410-535-0167
General Services 410-535-1600, ext. 2327

The Division of Solid Waste sponsors free Paper Shredding Events for Calvert County residents and businesses to shred confidential or sensitive documents. For residents, proof of Calvert County residency is required at events. For businesses, proof of business location within Calvert County is required. Businesses are allowed up to 5 banker boxes of paper per business (or the equivalent volume of 5 banker boxes in alternate containers).  There is no limit for residents. Certificates of destruction are available upon request  Please contact the Recycling Coordinator if you have any questions.

When preparing papers to bring to the event, keep in mind the items listed below that may be accompanying the papers.


  • Almost any kind of dry paper
  • Paper clips
  • Staples
  • Wire spiral-bound items

Not Accepted

  • Binders
  • Hardback book binding (pages are fine, but not binding)
  • Binder clips
  • Plastic bags (Papers need to be removed from bags before they are shredded.)
  • Corrugated cardboard (Papers need to be removed from boxes before they are shredded. You may recycle your boxes separately at the shredding event.)

2022 Paper Shredding Events - Events are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

January 22 - Northern Middle School, 2954 Chaneyville Rd, Owings

February 26 - Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown 

March 26 - Appeal Landfill, 401 Sweetwater Rd., Lusby

April 23 - Northern Middle School

May 21 - Huntingtown High School

June 25 - Appeal Landfill

July 23 - Northern Middle School

August 20 - Huntingtown High School

September 24 - Appeal Landfill

October 22 - Northern Middle School

November 19 - Huntingtown High School

December 17 - Appeal Landfill