There’s lots of different ways to become environmentally friendly in the office, such as turning off lights in rooms when not in use, increasing the air conditioner temperature by a degree or two, and having multi-stream recycling stations in lunch rooms. For us, dealing with paper is our business but we’ve turned that into an environmental positive by ensuring that 100% of the paper we collect and shred is recycled. Each year we shred roughly 134 million pounds of paper; that can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill and 7,000 gallons of water.

Last year alone our customers helped us save:

  • 201,347 cubic yards of landfill
  • 1,140,969 trees
  • 469,810,796 gallons of water
  • 25,504,014 gallons of oil
  • 268,463,312 kwh of energy
  • 1,812,127 pounds of air pollutants

That’s a lot of trees our customers saved last year without even thinking about it! We love to hear about innovative ways that businesses are integrating green initiatives into the office so if you have an idea or something you’ve done in your office tell us about it! Every couple of weeks we’ll put a spotlight on simple and easy things that anybody can implement in their office in an effort to help make doing business a greener initiative.

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If you’ve found your way here, you know by now that we offer a variety of services related to document shredding, product destruction, media destruction, waste paper recycling, and e-waste services but what does that all really mean for you and your business at the end of the day?

Each of our services provide value to your business. The most obvious one you think of when it comes to shredding paper is the confidentiality of information and compliance with state and federal legislation. However, have you ever thought what it would mean to your business if confidentiality and compliance didn’t matter? Where would all that paper go? Recycling bins, the office garbage, stuffed in drawers and filing cabinets; it could get messy pretty quickly. We help you implement a plan to ensure that the paper in your office is not only securely and confidentially destroyed but that all of it ends up being recycled. This adds an environmental effort that your business can promote as one of its green initiatives.

When you think of e-waste does it make you think of the old electronics you’ve hidden away in a storage closet at home or at the office? If you were to get rid of those old electronics, your first thought might be to just throw it in the dumpster, ultimately ending up in the city landfill. Despite the fact these electronics may no longer work they still have valuable materials inside of them that can be recycled. So once again the added value in this is that it’s helping to divert electronic waste from landfills but also freeing up valuable space in your office environment.

The other element to consider is time. Do you have the time to stand there and manually shred all of your company documents or go through and pull out the recyclable elements of that old computer? Probably not. Our one-stop solution frees up your time to do the important things for your business. And odds are if you are running a business whether its service based or product based, you’re in the same business as us; offering a solution to provide someone more time to work on the things that are important to them. For us shredding and recycling are important, so let us focus on that while you focus on your business.

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It’s that time of the year again to start fresh (plus it’s the end of tax season). Businesses and residents feel an itch to clean, organize, and get rid of old things that are taking up space. Dated invoices, tax documents, and receipts are just a few things you stash away safely to get dispose securely later.  Businesses have even more files that need to be destroyed properly to be compliant so we’ve decided to give our neighbors an extra push to get things done quickly and securely. 3 things you can take advantage of this month.

Spring Clean Document Shredding Promotion- Free On-Site Paper Shredding   Spring Clean Document Shredding Promotion - 1st Month of Ongoing Document Shredding Free

  1. Spring Clean Event  - Free Paper Shredding  Shred Day
    • Commerce Residents only.
    • Saturday, April 20, 2013  - 9am-2pm
    • Veterans Park, 6364 Zindell Ave., Commerce, CA 90040
    • You can also bring E-Waste  (TVs, VCRs, DVD Players, Computer Monitors) courtesy of eWaste Center.
    • Other accepted items include green waste, furniture, washer/dryers and more…
  2. Spring Clean Document Shredding Promotion - 1st Month of Ongoing Document Shredding Free
    • Commerce Businesses only
    • Sign-up by April 30th, 2013
    • Lockable security bins provided and serviced  weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
  3. Tax Season Promotion –  1st Month of Ongoing Shredding Free
    • Welcome to businesses in Los Angeles.
    • Sign up by April 15th, 2013.
    • Lockable security bins provided and serviced  weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

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Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees

 

We are starting one of our largest document shredding projects ever!  SAFESHRED will be shredding away 350,000 boxes over the course of a 3-4 months.  That’s about 6500 tons of paper (13 million pounds)!  So according to EPA calculations we can save…

  • 110,500 mature trees
  • 2,470,000 gallons of oil
  • 21,450 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 26,000,000 kilowatts of energy (sustains 3250 American homes for a year)
  • 45,500,000 gallons of water (sustains 415 American homes for a year)

We are very excited to see this project through and looking at these numbers makes us proud about what we can do to help keep our earth green.

Want to learn more about some great recycling facts?   http://www.recycling-revolution.com/recycling-facts.html

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