If you’re looking for information on our shredding events, you’ve come to the right place.
We have the answers to some frequently asked questions below:
Find a list of our upcoming events here.
The event is open to all AMA members. Please have your AMA membership card ready.
The shredding service is FREE for AMA members. Food bank donations – monetary or non-perishable food items are welcome. Did you know the food bank can supply three meals from just a $1 donation? Donations can be made at the shredding trucks.
Most shredding events offer a drive-thru service, but please dress for the weather as you likely need to unload your shreddable items and hand them to our truck operator or staff.
Average time on site is approximately 30-60 minutes, but please know times may vary according to volume of participants.
For safety and to be fair to those who are in line before you we cannot accommodate walk-up service.
Members can shred up to six boxes of personal documents and items, including:
To help you prepare for our events, find out which documents to shred and what you should hold onto for safekeeping. Learn more on what to shred (or what not to shred) here.
Each car may bring up to six boxes (a $60 value) of personal items for shredding. Sorry, our shredding events are for personal document disposal only, not for businesses.
AMA shredding events take considerable resources both in staffing and budget allocation. We also hold several other AMA signature events throughout the year including parades, Car Care, Fill our Fleet, etc. Due to this, we are only able to offer a set number of shredding events once a year.
After careful consideration, in 2017 the events became member-exclusive to ensure that we can meet the needs of our members. Should a non-member still wish to attend-don’t worry we’ve got you covered, as we will be selling AMA memberships onsite. Alternatively, both members and non-members can use our secure document disposal service in centre year-round or drop off shredding at Shred-IT locations (fees apply).
AMA can also help you safely dispose of your personal documents. With our Secure Document Disposal service, all you have to do is purchase your envelopes at any AMA centre, drop off the sealed envelopes with your documents enclosed, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Learn more about shredding.