City of San Diego Helps Residents Securely Recycle Old Tax Files

April is more than tax month…it’s also Earth month

San Diegans can recycle their outdated tax files for free during “Tax File Recycling Week” which runs from April 8 through April 17, 2015 at the Miramar Recycling Center, located at 5165 Convoy Street San Diego, 92111.

The 13th annual event is sponsored by the City of San Diego and Allan Company.  Locked containers will be provided by Allan Company at the Miramar Recycling Center for residents to drop off old files, which are securely stored and shredded before being recycled.

Recyclable paper continues to be a large percentage of all waste buried in the Miramar Landfill. The City accepts bagged, shredded paper through ESD’s curbside recycling program.  For those residents without home paper shredders, this confidential recycling service ensures that all San Diego residents have a safe alternative for recycling their tax files.

Tax file recycling is available to San Diego residents only and is limited to the equivalent of one “Banker’s Box” per customer.  Bankers Box size is approximately 10 inches high, 15 inches wide, 25 inches deep.  Businesses can find document shredding services online by searching “Business Records Destruction” and “San Diego”. Be sure to check with the IRS or a tax professional regarding how long tax documents are required to be kept on file.  For more information about recycling tax files, please call the Environmental Services Department customer service at 858-694-7000.

For general recycling tips or information on Environmental Services, visit its Web site at or call our Customer Service line at 858-694-7000.

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