TAMPA (WFLA) – Ready, set, SHRED! The 8 On Your Side FREE Shred-A-Thon is set for Saturday April 22.

You can bring up to four boxes of personal documents including paper and even electronic devices. We accept personal documents, no businesses. And remember, no metal binders and no cardboard and no plastic. WFLA staff members and volunteers will help unload your digital or paper items for no cost in this drive-through event.

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“One of the cornerstones of the ‘8 On Your Side’ brand is to be our viewers trusted advocate and ally,” says Mark Higgins, General Manager of WFLA News Channel 8 and WTTA Great 38. “We are proud to host Shred-A-Thon which provides everyone an opportunity to keep their families safe from identity theft.”

The annual Shred-A-Thon presented by Truist Bank: Urban E Recycling; Older, Lundy, Koch & Martino; VRC Vital Records Control and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take place from 8 a.m. until noon at the South Parking Lot of Raymond James Stadium. It will be held in Lots 8, 9 and 10, located at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa.

Please note that southbound drivers will enter off Himes Ave at Lot 8/10 and northbound drivers will enter off Dale Mabry Hwy at Lot 9.

We will be closing the gates at noon so we can make sure everyone gets to the shredder before the event is over.

“Truist understands and respects our responsibility as a bank for our clients, teammates, and communities. We are committed to delivering our business in a responsible way and part of that commitment is our focus on our clients’ personal identity security and privacy, as well as supporting efforts to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Iwan Mohamed, West Florida Regional President at Truist. “We’re proud to present the Shred-A-Thon and we look forward to working together to stay safe, secure and support recycling in our local community.”

News Channel 8 anchors will be on hand, visiting car to car, handing out giveaways! Look for The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders and mascot Captain Fear to pop up in the car line to say some hellos and snap some selfies to share on your social media pages! 

Get in line early! 

8 On Your Side Shred-A-Thon

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium – South Parking Lot


Note Books
Cell Phones
House & Office Phones
Cables & Cords
Network/Telecom Equipment
LCD Monitors
Games Consoles (Xbox, PlayStation…)
Hard Drives
Cable Boxes
UPS Battery Backups
Electrics Motors
Circuit Boards
Battery Operated Hand Tools
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Copy Machines
Fax Machines
Rechargeable Batteries


  • TVs of ANY kind
  • CRT Monitors
  • Light Bulbs
  • Household Appliances
  • Mercury-Containing Devices
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Paints
  • Chemicals
  • Car Batteries