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Shred Fest

Shred Fest was an annual City event to help New Yorkers safely shred papers containing personal information for free and to raise awareness about identity theft.

The City has no plans to hold Shred Fest at this time.

Please note that NYPD and/or NYC elected officials may hold free paper-shredding events in their communities. We encourage you to check with your local NYPD precinct and/or elected official's office. To get contact information for elected officials, visit the Elected Officials page.

Updated 4/2022