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Paper Shredding

COVID – 19 Service Alert. Please call each facility before visiting to ensure paper shredding services are available.

Columbus City Hall is hosting a Fix-It Clinic & Paper Shredding Event!

This event is open to all Anoka County Residents!

Columbus City Hall - 16319 Kettle River Blvd NE, Columbus

October 1, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Fix It Clinic

Want to get that much-loved item repaired free of charge? Join us at the Columbus Fix-It Clinic on October 1, 2022 and our fixers will try to fix your item. For details on what may be fixed, go to or call 763-324-3400.

Paper Shredding

Paper shredding will be offered in conjunction with this event in the parking lot. Documents will be shredded on site in a mobile truck.  Limit is up to three bankers boxes equivalent of paper per vehicle.  Containers may be taken home.

It is not necessary to remove paper clips, staples, or rubber bands. Papers do not need to be separated from envelopes. It is not necessary to remove windows from envelopes. Books of checks do not need to be separated. Files can be left in folders. No three-ring binders, credit cards, or CDs will be accepted.  Only bring confidential documents with your name, address or other protected information to be shredded.

Coon Rapids Recycling Center

Limit: One box per visit
Cost: No charge
Location: 1827 111th Avenue, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Phone: 763-767-6485

Recycle Technologies

Cost: Call to inquire about cost per pound.
Location: 10040 Davenport Street NE, Blaine, MN 55449-4423
Phone: 763-785-0456
Hours: Monday Through Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

City of Ham Lake

Cost: No charge
Document type: Paper only
Limit: One paper sized box per visit
Location: City Hall vestibule, 15544 Central Ave NE, Ham Lake
Phone: 763-434-9555
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Friday
Deposit paper in locked cabinet. Paper will be shredded off-site. 

City Hall

15544 Central Avenue NE Ham Lake, MN 55304

(763) 434-9555

Mon - Thurs: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Electronic Payments