Released on October 2, 2020 - 8:45am

Mayor Craig A. Moe encourages residents to gather up old documents and electronics and come down to Public Works, located at 305-307 First Street, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, for the Fall E-cycle and Paper Shredding Event!

Due to the pandemic, COVID-19 guidelines will be in place. Residents must:

  • Stay in their vehicles
  • Wear masks
  • Have ID ready
  • Put items for shredding and drop off in the trunks of their vehicles (where possible).

Like past shredding events, all vehicles must enter through the First Street entrance. Only one car at a time will be allowed in the yard.  Due to the restrictions, Public Works is expecting lines and waits, so please show up early!  Public Works employees will remove the items from the trunk of your vehicle for this event.

If you only have electronics for drop-off, consider scheduling a Special Pickup for October 21st instead! The City will waive the extra charges for electronics on October 21st, but there will still be the $10 base fee for the pickup, which covers most other small household items you might want to put out.

For a list of items that can be e-cycled visit our website at

This event is for City residents and City businesses only. Addresses will be verified at the gate and you must show proof of City residency or be able to confirm your Laurel business to participate.  Please be sure to check that your address is within the city limits.  

Locations not within the city boundaries include: Montpelier, South Laurel, West Laurel, Maryland City, Russet, and all areas of Laurel in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Montgomery County. Check your address in advance by calling the Department of Economic and Community Development at 301-725-5300 ext. 2303 or visit the City’s website here to check your address:    

Chesapeake Paper Systems will be on site with their shredding truck to shred your documents safely.  You can drop your documents off or wait in your car and watch them get put into the shredder! 

If you have questions about this event or other Department of Public Works services, please call at 301-725-0088.

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