Prevent dumpster diving delinquents from stealing your identity & sensitive information! Shred it!

Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families.  AARP Maine is once again collaborating with community partners to host free shredding events.  Some of our events will also include medication disposal .  Please join us and bring your friends and family!

Questions?  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email for information.

SHRED IT! Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and Social Security and/or driver’s license numbers. To protect your privacy, consider other items that include names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. And when in doubt, shred it! (Please note: No need to remove staples or paperclips, but the following will not be accepted at this event: Electronics, plastic of any kind, binder clips or plastic binders).  NOTE: There is no quantity limit.  We’ll shred whatever you’ve got!



Great volunteers like Jeff joined us for our shredding event in Portland this year!

Your documents will be shredded on-site and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve taken an important step in the fight against identity theft and fraud.


  • Bucksport: (Includes unwanted/expired medication disposal, too!) Bucksport High School at 102 Broadway, May 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:PM
    • Old Orchard Beach: (PAPER SHREDDING ONLY – NO MEDS) Old Orchard Beach High School at 40 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd., June 16, 2018 from 10:30 – 2:30 PM

Join us at any of our free events and take advantage of the opportunity to gain peace of mind through these Spring Cleaning initiatives!


Volunteer Jeff Fowler staffed our information table at the Windham shredding event in 2016





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Photos: AARP Maine Staff