Recycle Ann Arbor Adds Destruction Services

Michigan-based nonprofit introduces secure destruction to its Drop-Off Station, starting Sept. 1, 2013.

August 27, 2013
SDB Staff

Recycle Ann Arbor, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based nonprofit recycling company, has announced that its Drop-Off Station (DOS) will offer secure paper shredding services to customers starting Sept. 1, 2013. The company says it operates the largest public DOS in Michigan, recycling about 50 percent of the material it receives. 

While Recycle Ann Arbor’s DOS currently provides hard drive shredding services, space constraints at the site have prevented it from offering paper shredding services using a shredding truck. However, the nonprofit has decided to launch a document shredding services using lockable collection boxes.

Recycle Ann Arbor will charge $4 per grocery bag and $6 per banker’s box of material to be shredded. Customers using the service will be subject to the $3 entry fee as well but can maximize their visits by bringing other materials for recycling, the nonprofit says, including metal, plastics, paper, glass containers, automotive oil and cardboard.

Once the collection box is full, it will be transported to NPR Recycling, Romulus, Mich., where the documents will be shredded. NPR offers full-service shredding of sensitive documents. NPR’s bonded staff, locking containers and secure warehouse help to protect the data, according to Recycle Ann Arbor. NPR provides document destruction for St. Joes and all the William Beaumont locations.

Additionally, Recycle Ann Arbor’s Jackson Rd. facility offers on-site shredding the second Saturday of every month from April through November. There is no $3 entry fee for these events.

The DOS is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information is available by calling 734-971-7400.