Document Destruction

If you need to destroy any sensitive documents, our Secure Document Destruction Service could be just what you need!

Here are some benefits of our service:

  • Shredded materials are recycled after processing.
  • Once the material is in our possession it is kept in a locked cart on wheels. It is then kept in a locked, secured area until it is shredded.
  • Anyone handling the material has had a background check done on them.
  • This service is available for you to bring material in, or we can pick up your documents at your location.
  • Documents delivered to our location incurs a charge of 15 cents per pound, with a $10 minimum charge.
  • If you are interested in our pickup service, please see below.

The following materials can be left intact with your documents:

  • Rubber bands
  • Small pieces of metal, like pinch clips, paper clips & staples
  • Black binder clips
  • Fastener or medical file folders – see picture below
  • Plastic report covers
  • Plastic-coated paper
  • Window envelopes
  • Foil or foil-coated paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Photos
  • Tape

The following materials are okay if included, however, not preferred.

  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Tissue (Kleenex, etc)

Please remove the following from your documents, as they cannot go through the shredder:

  • Food and food containers (example: used pizza boxes)
  • Garbage
  • NOTE: Corrugated cardboard
    (box glue and the size of the boxes can cause fires in the shredding process)

Ask about shredding old compact discs,
floppy disks and credit cards.


We also offer a hard drive removal and destruction service, see this page for details!

Pickup Service

Earthworks can provide lockable containers, which are on wheels and have a slot on top. Every time we came to pick up your materials, we can take the full bin and exchange it for an empty container (which can be left locked or unlocked).

If you wanted to have a bin at your location year-round, instead of charging a monthly rental fee on our container, we just require a once every other month pickup of the container, at minimum.

If this is a one-time only service, we can load your material into a container, lock it, and haul it away. You can also have the bin at your location for a small time period of time, and we can pick it up later. If you have your documents in boxes, we can simply haul the boxes away and keep them secure at our location.

Typical Rates per Pickup:

One (1) 65 Gallon Locking Container – $32.50 per bin

These fastener/medical file folders can be included,
but the metal fastener needs to be removed.