Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The cost is $.50/pound for the first 100 pounds of paper and $.35/pound for anything over 100 pounds. Please contact us for pricing of larger volumes of paper. Pickup charges vary by location.

Please call ahead to be sure that a team member is at the plant and available to shred your paper.

Yes. If you bring your paper to the plant, you can watch us shred it. If we pick it up, you can follow us back to our paper shredding and document destruction facility to watch the shredding.

Yes. We will bring a cart to your vehicle and unload your papers for shredding.

Yes. A Certificate of Destruction is available upon request.

The shredded paper is baled and sent to paper mills for recycling into paper towels and toilet paper.  Cardboard boxes are baled separately and sent to cardboard plants for recycling into new cardboard.

Paper, folders, staples, paper clips, credit cards and cd’s.  If you are uncertain, please contact us.

Our paper shredding facility is conveniently located near you at 3141 MacArthur Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062.  Click here for directions.

Yes. We accept pre-shredded paper free of charge. It will be added to our bales and sent directly to the paper mill for recycling. The same is true for cardboard. We accept cardboard free of charge, add it to our bales and ship it directly to the cardboard mill for recycling.

Due to the secure nature of our document destruction business we are obligated to shred your documents once we take them. Therefore, no refunds are possible.

You can contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly with an answer.