The Village of LaGrange is Hosting a Saturday Shred Day with the Lorain County Board of Commissioner’s Solid Waste District on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 9am to 12 noon at 301 Liberty Street (the parking lot at old Keystone High School). This free service is provided by the Lorain County Commissioners and is available for all of Lorain County and the City of Vermilion Residents only, for the destruction of personal and confidential paper documents. Documents from companies, organizations, churches, schools, and municipalities will not be accepted. Visit for additional information or contact District Staff at 440-329-5440.

Items accepted for the paper shredding service include:

  • Bank account statements and cancelled checks
  • Wage/salary statement and other income records
  • Income tax returns, property tax bills, credit card receipts and statements
  • Legal documents (wills, trust agreements, contracts)
  • School transcripts  
  • Resumes
  • Medical Records
  • Other paper documents with sensitive personal information

Items not personal in nature are not accepted for the paper shredding service and Include:

  • User Manuals, Instruction Booklets, Reference Works or Advertising Materials
  • Bound Books, Hardcover or Softback, or Reports Bound in Covers
  • Newspapers, Magazines or Other Published Materials

Normal paper products such as newspapers, magazines and junk mail will not be shredded and can be recycled at the Collection Center during normal business hours or any of the community drop-off sites located throughout the District as well as curbside recycling programs operated independently by the communities in Lorain County.

Items not accepted for the paper shredding service because of possible damage to equipment include:

  • Three-Ring Binders or Plastic Report Covers
  • Spiral-Bound Items, Metal or Plastic
  • Binder Clips or Large Paper Clips (Standard Staples Are OK)
  • X-Ray Films, Film Negatives, Slides, or Plastic Credit Cards
  • Reels or Cassettes, Empty or With Tape or Film in Them
  • CD’s, DVD’s, Phonograph Records, Diskettes, Removable Disks or Hard Drives
  • Photograph Albums (Photographs are OK if Removed from Any Mountings)
  • Blueprints, Roiled or Folded, or Other Items Larger Than 8 W’ X 14″
  • Non-Paper Items in General (Metal, Glass, Plastic, Wood, etc.)

Hazardous items can be disposed of at the Lorain County Collection Center at 540 South Abbe Road. The hours are Monday Noon to 4:00 pm, Wednesday Noon to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 3:(X) pm.