Recycle Ann Arbor offers 'live' shredding service through November

Taxes are in; now's the time to shred some documents

Recycle Ann Arbor will offer while-you-wait secure document shredding service at its Jackson Rd. facility once each month from now through November. Last year, this service diverted 35,123 lbs of paper from the landfill.

The live shredding service will be available from 9 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month until November at RAA's facilty at 7891 Jackson Rd. (formerly Calvert’s Roll-Off Containers).

Customers will be expected to pay $4 per grocery bag and $6 per banker’s box for the service; a grocery bag typically holds around 16 pounds, according to Christine Chessler-Stull, outreach coordinator for RAA, which is a subsidiary of the Ecology Center. Customers who have more than twenty boxes to shred should contact Allshred Servicesdirectly at 419-467-2086.

The "live" service is a way for users to be sure their confidential materials are shredded safely. A "certificate of destruction" is available for those customers who want one.

Those who would like to take advantage of RAA's shredding service during the week, and who don’t mind using “lock-boxes” rather than live document shredding, can take material to RAA's Drop-Off Station at 2950 E. Ellsworth Rd.; there is a $3 entry fee at that site.

RAA's Jackson Rd. facility also accepts items such as cardboard, metals, and common household recyclables on Saturdays, as well as during the week; hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a. m. to 2 p.m. The facility specializes in construction and demolition recycling as well as roll-off container rentals. For more information about services there, including roll-off container rentals, call 734-426-2280. 

For more information about Recycle Ann Arbor, call (734) 662-6288, or check out the organization's website at

EcoLink — April 2014
An online publication of the Ecology Center

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