Secure Shredding Services

RecyclABILITY is an Arc program that provides employment opportunities and training skills to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who are looking for competitive employment in the community. RecyclABILITY runs as a business and provides secure document shredding to companies and community groups throughout our service area.  

By choosing to dispose of sensitive documents with RecyclABILITY, companies support The Arc’s mission of enabling those with IDD to live their most independent lives possible. Through this service, we help participating businesses operate better and those businesses support employment for individuals with IDD—everyone wins!

Great reasons to hire RecyclABILITY:

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  • Secure, on-site shredding
  • Competitive pricing
  • Excellent customer service
  • National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) AAA-certified shredding company

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Our Services

Ongoing Shredding Services

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The Arc of Central Alabama’s recyclABILITY team has 10 years’ experience with secure shredding. Our cross-cut shredding technology and Certificate of Destruction after each service makes recyclABILITY a wise choice to keep your information secure and your business safe.

recyclABILITY provides:

  • Secure locked consoles for your office
  • Recurring scheduled pick-ups by uniformed trained personnel
  • Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly service
  • Cross-cut shredding technology
  • Certificate of destruction after each service

One-Time Shredding Services 

Our one-time shredding service is ideal for:

  • Large volumes or periodic clean outs
  • Pick up at your office by uniformed trained personnel
  • Certificate of Destruction

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Benefiting the Arc of Central Alabama

All proceeds benefit the Arc of Central Alabama. The Arc of Central Alabama provides services to over 800 people throughout both Jefferson and Blount counties. Services are provided via:

  • Community Day and pre-vocational training at seven Arc campuses
  • Residential Services for over 320 individuals in 88 homes
  • Early Intervention for toddlers and their families
  • Employment Support

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I shred?
Any type of paper – like receipts, contracts, manuals and file folders. No need to remove paper clips or fasteners. We do ask that you get the documents out of binders, and we obviously can’t shred bulky containers that aren’t made of paper or cardboard.

How much does it cost?
Your shredding cost with us will vary and is dependent on how much you have to shred, how frequently you want us to come out, and if there’s any intense labor involved (like going up and down the stairs to a basement several times). Just call or email us. We promise we offer competitive rates, because the opportunity to offer jobs to disabled adults in our community means more to us than making a big profit.

How do I know RecyclABILITY is secure?
The RecyclABILITY program has received National Association of Information Destruction certification since its creation. That means the program is held to the highest standards in the document destruction arena. Drivers and any other support staff who help execute jobs undergo intense training and maintain procedures that are required by NAID. We take your personal information seriously, and ensure that it is destroyed in the safest and most confidential way.

Learn more about why you should partner with an NAID AAA Certified Member.

What happens once I decide I need monthly or regular service?
The RecyclABILITY team talks with you about what consoles/containers you need to hold the documents you want destroyed, and then we perform an “install” – where we bring those containers to you and get them set up. We also gather the information we need to know to carry out the job – like who our contact people are, which door you’d like us to come in, etc. Service begins shortly after the install is complete.

What else can the program help us with?
Many businesses find they have times where they clean out their records room or a warehouse. The RecyclABILITY team is happy to help. We consider these opportunities purges and can offer regular customers a discounted rate to get rid of these extra documents. We also try to schedule those extra jobs on your regular service days if that’s more convenient for your business.

What if I need record that I destroyed the documents?
We provide a certificate of destruction at the end of each service appointment for your files.

How do I pay for the service?
You can pay on-site with one of our drivers each time we shred on site at your business or home, or you can be billed.

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Contact Us

Contact recyclABILITY

RecyclABILITY is a dependable and affordable way to shred your confidential documents and other paper. Our shredding services are available around the Birmingham Metro area and Blount County.

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Community Shred Events

Next Community Shred Event

Stay tuned for details on our next community shred event in Central Alabama!

Thanks to Keller Williams Realty Metro South for hosting our last event:

First Baptist Church Of Alabaster
903 3rd Avenue NW, Alabaster, AL 35007
Saturday October 3, 2020 from 8am-10am

Sponsored by Keller Williams Realty Metro South
Ashlee Springer McLaughlin, Realtor

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