Shredding events are organized events at which members of the public can have documents shredded by a professional shredding service. Participants may have to make a donation to a charity or pay a fee.
Shredding events are often held in public places such as parking lots and usually use a mobile shredding truck to shred private documents. The shredding company then recycles the shredded paper.
Shredding events may also include educational information about preventing identity theft. A business may partner with a shredding company and hold a shredding event as a way to bring in business and foster community goodwill.