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City Offers Tax File Recycling Service

San Diego's Environmental Services Department will help locals recycle their old tax files April 11-20



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    San Diego's Environmental Services Department will help locals securely shred and recycle their old taxes for free April 11-20.

    In the spirit of spring cleaning and tax season, the City of San Diego is helping locals securely recycle their outdated tax files for free.

    The Environmental Services Department will run their 10th annual “Tax File Recycling” event April 11 through April 20 at the Miramar Recycling Center on Convoy Street.

    There, residents can drop off their old tax files, which are securely stored and shredded by the Environmental Services Department before recycling.

    This tax file recycling service is available to San Diego residents only and is limited to the size of one “Banker’s Box” of paperwork per person. “Banker’s Box” size is approximately 10-inches high, 15-inches wide and 25-inches deep.

    “The City now accepts bagged, shredded paper through our curbside recycling program. For those residents without curbside collection or home paper shredders, this confidential recycling service ensures that all San Diego residents have a safe alternative for recycling their tax files,” said Chris Gonaver, director of the Environmental Services Department.

    For more information about recycling tax files, call the Environmental Services Department customer service at (858) 694-7000 or visit

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