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.  All of our events will also include safe disposal of your unwanted or expired medications.  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. When in doubt, shred it! Please note: No need to remove staples or paperclips.  NOTE: For residential customers only. Limit of 4 boxes per person.

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.

Get rid of unwanted or expired medications, too!  At each of these events, you can bring your unwanted or expired medications of any type for safe disposal through our law enforcement partners.  No limit.

Times and Locations (Please note: more events are planned for later this year in Auburn Bath/Georgetown, Belfast, Machias, Raymond/Windham, and Yarmouth, but we do not yet have those dates).  The following are the dates and times we do have on the calendar:


Augusta: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM-2PM (in collaboration with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office)

o   Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office at 125 State Street, Augusta, ME

o   RSVP here:


Bangor: Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7AM-2PM (in collaboration with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office)

o   Airport Mall on Union Street, Bangor, ME

o   RSVP here:


Portland: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM-2PM (in collaboration with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)

o   Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 36 County Way, Portland, ME

*Portland event will offer computer hard drive shredding as well. Limit of 3 hard drives per person. If you wish, once the hard drive has been destroyed, the rest of your computer can be recycled. No other electronics will be accepted.

o   RSVP here:


Join us at any of our free events and take advantage of the opportunity to gain some peace of mind!

Would you like to volunteer with us for one of these events?  Shredding events are fun, too!  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email for information.


Linda Dougherty volunteered with us at the Bangor shredding event in April last year!



We partnered with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in Portland and shredded over 22,000 pounds in April last year!





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Photos: AARP Maine Staff