OCRRA partners with a local shredding company that offers reduced-cost shredding services for materials from households when presented with the coupon below. Join our email list to be advised of other shredding events we are made aware of in the future (scroll to bottom of this page and enter your email address to join).
In addition to Simple Shred, you may also contact Confidata or your nearest Office Max (closing late March 2023), Staples or UPS Store for pricing and material preparation instructions. Residents with large volumes of material, or businesses, may also contact the locations below for shredding services.
To reduce costs, be sure to only shred confidential documents; see list below.
Are All Your Items Confidential?
Confidential documents contain account numbers. Confidential documents include: medical documents, bank information, credit card statements, tax forms, other records containing account numbers. Items containing only your name and mailing address are NOT confidential. Non-confidential documents include: phone books, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, receipts, hanging file folders, 3-ring binders, plastic file folder envelopes, photos, photo albums.
Where Can I Purchase Shredding Services?
Simple Shred, LLC
315-684-9900 or 315-247-5260
Secure Destruction Services for Materials other than Recyclable Paper:
Covanta 4 Recovery
Recycling sorting facilities are not able to capture shredded paper and recycle it as it is too small. It contaminates good recycling and will become trash if you put it in the recycling bin.
For a nominal fee, you can recycle shredded paper at Bodow Recycling, located at 1925 Park Street, Syracuse (off Hiawatha Boulevard, near Destiny USA; enter building off Exchange Place through the bottle return entrance). Call ahead for hours and other details.
Alternatively, you may put shredded paper in your trash and it will be converted into electricity at the Waste-to-Energy Facility in Jamesville, where our community's trash generates enough electricity to power 30,000+ homes each year.