Annual Shredding/Recycling Drive

Hoard no longer those broken TVs and & outdated electronics. Let go of those 20th century receipts and records. NC State University’s annual shredding and recycling drive on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 is an opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of your personal unwanted items. The event is free and open to the public.

Please note this event has moved down the street, to the parking lots behind Partners II at 840 Main Campus Drive!

From 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. in the lot behind 840 Main Campus Drive on NC State’s Centennial Campus, the following items will be accepted:

  • Corded electronics such as computers, handheld devices, small kitchen appliances, televisions and cell phones
  • Electronic-related items such as batteries, CDs and USB drives
  • Rigid plastics such as buckets, flower pots and coolers
  • Up to 10, 50-pound boxes of mixed paper per person
  • Plastic bags
  • CFL and other fluorescent light bulbs
  • Pens, markers, & mechanical pencils

Click Here for a complete list of all accepted items.

Click Here to volunteer!

Thank you to our 2017 Partners!

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Local Resources

The following sites have information on other shredding and recycling events open to the public:

North Carolina Department of Justice Events

City of Raleigh Shred and Recycle Events

Annual Shredding/Recycling Drive Impact

2016 Highlights

2015 Highlights

  • 12,600 lbs of paper shredded and recycled by Shred Ace (this amount doubled from 2014). For every ton of paper recycled, 17 trees are saved – that’s 107 trees!
  • 2,282 plastic bags recycled by the NC State Stewards.
  • 446 lbs of textiles donated to Dorcas Ministries.
  • Over 240 people attended the 2015 event.