News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. –June 3, 2020–The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host a free paper shredding event for local businesses on Monday, June 8. The event will be held in the parking lot at the Calvert County Fairgrounds located at 140 Calvert Fair Drive in Barstow from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Attendants will be on site to assist. Business owners are required to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This event is limited to business owners only. The shred event eliminates the hassle of small-scale shredding and the cost for a professional shredding service. Business shred events are held biannually in spring and fall. The next residential shred event will be held Saturday, June 20 at the Appeal Landfill.

Businesses must present proof of Calvert County occupancy and are limited to the equivalent of five banker boxes of paper. All paper must be removed from plastic bags and cardboard boxes prior to shredding. Paper clips, staples and wire-bound items are acceptable. Binders, binder clips, hardbound and plastic comb binding books, rubber bands and plastic bags are not acceptable. Certificates of destruction may be requested. The shredded paper is remanufactured into new paper products.

For information about this event or other recycling events, call the Calvert County Solid Waste Division at 410-326-0210 or visit

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