The Annual Shred/Dumpster Days in the Village of Grafton will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 1111 Elm Street from 9:00 am to 12:00 PM, or until the truck is full.  The shredding service is a free service provided by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners and the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District 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 ;  Income tax returns, property tax bills, credit card receipts and statements; Legal documents ;Medical Records and 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, or Advertising Materials; Bound Books, Hardcover or Softback, or Reports Bound in Covers; Newspapers, Magazines or Other Published Materials.

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); CD’s, DVD’s,  Diskettes, Removable Disks or Hard Drives; Photograph Albums (Photographs are OK if Removed from Any Mountings).

Dumpsters will also be available to Village residents for disposal of large non-hazardous items. No tires, petroleum products, paints or hazardous items will be accepted.  Hazardous items can be disposed of at the Lorain County Collection Center at 540 South Abbe Road.  The hours are Mondays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Please bring a copy of your utility bill as proof of residency to dispose of items in the Village dumpsters.

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