This Saturday, April 5th, Safeshred will be participating in the Volunteer Clean-Up Day hosted by the City of Commerce.   We are very excited to help the community with this spring clean-up event and take part in preventing identity theft.  Our mobile truck will be available to shred paper for Commerce residents from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of City Hall.  E-waste drop-off will also be available thanks to EWC (E-Waste Center).

Dumpsters will be located throughout the neighborhood so residents can discard bulky items.

  • Brenda Villa Aquatic Center, 5550 Harbor Ave.
  • Cul de sac at Commerce Way north of Bartmus
  • Cul de sac at Bartmus & Fidelia
  • Intersection of Elkgrove & Jillson
  • Bristow Park 1466 McDonnel Ave.
  • Teen Center, 5107 Astor Ave.
  • Veterans Park, 6364 Zindell Ave.

Volunteer Clean Up Day Shred Event Flyer


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Shred Day West Adams

Spring is here, Tax Season is here, and so is the beautiful warm weather. We are thrilled to have some great shredding events lined up for the next several weeks.  It is exciting to see so many communities putting effort into preventing identity theft this tax & spring cleaning season!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Southwest Community College
  • March of the Dimes Fundraising Event
  • 1600 W. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90047
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 5, 2014

  • City of Commerce – Annual Spring Clean Up
  • 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce CA 90040
  • Parking Lot
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Saturday April 26th, 2014


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Cheers to the staff, volunteers, and all participants during the Shred Day on October 5th, 2013. Thank you for all the donations!

This was a fundraising event. Your generous donations for this safe and convenient document disposal helped Special Olympics of Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey YAL, Marina Del Rey Explorers, and all of our Charitable Giving Endeavors.

When: Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Time: 9AM – 2PM
Where: 5315 West Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(Ralphs, Ross, CVS,TGIF Fridays Parking Lot)

Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station polices the unincorporated communities of Ladera
Heights, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica Bay, View Park and Windsor Hills:

Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
13851 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 482-6000
LASD Text & Email (Register at :—marina-del-rey-station-los-angeles-county-sheriff/

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drop-off paper shredding, free paper shredding, document shredding services in los angeles

It’s that time of year again to collect donations.  Chiming into your generous spirit is always a good idea and SAFESHRED would be more than happy to help you keep your identity safe during the holidays.   In addition to canned goods, we will also accept non-perishable food items, and cash donations.  Bring 5 items, and we will shred 5 file storage size boxes (35 lbs) free of charge.

All you need to do is swing by anytime between 7:30am and 3:30pm during the weekday.  Our drop-off paper shredding service is also open 7:30am to 12:00 noon on Saturdays.  Last day to participate is Tuesday, December 10th, 2013.

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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?

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Product destruction services help a business during both good and bad times. By effectively destroying products, a product destruction company helps business owners protect the image of their brand. This post walks through different circumstances under which you may need services of a product destruction company.

Product Destruction during Brand Renaissance
Have you ever wondered the most important need of a business when they plan to revamp their whole identity? Changing company logo may seem an easy to execute task, but in real, it requires many efforts. Every appearance of old logo needs destruction. Be it from employee uniforms, remaining marketing materials, products in stock, and every other thing where old logo appears.

In addition, you also need to remove all data from hard drives, product demonstration CDs, or products manuals to decrease the chances of a data breach and a PR nightmare. Hard drive shredding, and complete destruction of old magnetic and optical storage media is required to remove old data securely.

In such cases, one needs total assurance of destruction and a proof for the same so that the brand cannot be maligned by anyone in any case. Only a reputed product destruction company can help businesses achieve this mammoth task by effectively destroying all products with a logo printed on it.

Product Destruction for Reputation Management
If you are a product manufacturer, several times you may have come across situations where you needed a service to destroy your obsolete or recalled products. What did you do at such situations? You cannot have an in-house facility to take care of such rare occasions coming in your business. Product destruction and shredding service providers come to rescue in such conditions and provide you an environment friendly, cost-effective, and timely solution.

Other Circumstances
Product destruction services become mandatory in a few other circumstances too. Here are a few cases where you need product destruction services:
1. For product prototypes that you don’t want to get copied by anyone
2. Stock of discontinued products who are no longer being manufactured
3. Promotional products and expired marketing materials
4. Products with manufacturing defects

Proof of Destruction
Product destruction is highly sensitive task and it is very important to get the proof of product destruction. Established shredding and product destruction companies provide proof of destruction at the end of assignment. They usually offer multiple high quality images/videos of your products before and after destruction. The whole process can be seen live at destruction facility or via secure CCTV camera systems from anywhere in the world using the Internet. In brief, you can get everything to stay assured the task of product destruction was complete properly using the best mechanism.

Sustainability is an important concern during the process of product destruction. Shredding and product destruction companies like SAFESHRED, ensure use of eco-friendly technologies for destruction and they recycle every possible object (like papers, metal etc.), providing least or no harm to the environment.

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Shredding Services Save Money

On February 14th, 2013, posted in: SAFESHRED News by

Shredding is an easy, straight-forward, and low cost method for destroying information.

  • It reduces records storage and handling costs.
  • It reduces environmental
  • It reduces waste in our landfills

Shredding is Easy – Hire a Certified Company

  • Using a shredding service you save employees time. They can focus on their jobs instead of the growing pile of shredding. The problem is even more acute when professionals waste their time doing the work of a clerk. Having a secure bin and routine service
  • You can’t get any safer and greener with a AAA certified company like SAFESHRED. If it is off-site shredding or mobile shredding at your location, everything is handled professionally with top security measures in place.

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