Blue Earth County will begin offering free drop-off shredding services at the Ponderosa Landfill beginning Tuesday, September 3.
Services will be available to all county residents and users can bring up to two bankers boxes per day. Users will need to check in at the landfill office upon arrival and will then deposit their materials into a locked box. Materials accepted for shredding include paper, envelopes, file folders, small booklets, and duplicate paper. Staples and paper clips may be left in these materials. Shredded materials will be baled and recycled.
Materials not accepted include cardboard, plastics (credit cards, CDs, pull tabs) and metal (binder clips, 3-ring binders). Materials not accepted should be removed prior to shredding.
This shredding service is provided by Blue Earth County for the convenience of County citizens wishing to shred and recycle quantities of personal documents. While the County will use care in shredding the material delivered, this program has not been certified for document destruction, and Blue Earth County cannot guarantee the destruction of all information. Users with a need for a high level of security or requiring a certificate of information destruction are encouraged to contact a NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified document destruction service. Contact your bank to see if this service is provided.
The Ponderosa Landfill is located at 20028 Gooseberry Lane in Mankato. For more information, call the Blue Earth County Waste and Recycling Division at (507) 304-4381.