County Resident 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

The Division of Solid Waste sponsors free Paper Shredding Events for Calvert County residents to shred confidential or sensitive documents. Papers from businesses will not be accepted. Proof of Calvert County residency is required at events. 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.)

2021 Resident Paper Shredding Events - Events are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

January 16- Northern Middle School, 2954 Chaneyville Rd, Owings

February 20- Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown - CANCELED

 March 20 - Appeal Landfill, 401 Sweetwater Rd., Lusby

April 17 - Northern Middle School

May 15 - Huntingtown High School

June 19 - Appeal Landfill

July 17 - Northern Middle School

August 21 - Huntingtown High School

September 18 - Appeal Landfill

October 16 - Northern Middle School

November 13 - Huntingtown High School

December 11 - Appeal Landfill