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Shredding Services

Your documents are your business. When it comes time to destroy confidential information, you need to turn to someone you can trust.

To help safeguard your confidential information, paper shredding services available at The UPS Store are just the thing you need for protecting, securing and disposing of personal and proprietary documents. Come to us for paper shredding as well as secure disposal of destroyed documents.

Ready to shred?

Contact us today to ask about how our shredding services can help you.

Day of the Week Hours
Monday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Document Shredding Services in Soquel Ocean Center

  • First, place your documents on the scale to determine the weight.
  • Our shredding services are charged at a low cost per pound,
  • Once the transaction is complete, you may place your documents inside our locked Iron Mountain® shredding container.

Shredding Services

What can I shred?

All types of paper, including office paper, receipts, notes, printouts, and more. And you don’t need to worry about removing staples, paper clips or folders. We can take the documents just as they are.

What can’t I shred?
– Cardboard
– Telephone books
– Hardcover books
– CDs & DVDs
– Three-ring binders
– Lever-arch binders
– Hanging folders
– Transparencies
– Large bulldog clips

For more information about our shredding services, feel free to contact us.

Professional document destruction

Iron Mountain® and The UPS Store work together to help meet the challenges of information management and document destruction. Iron Mountain® operating procedures are based on many years of experience, enabling them to provide you with the most reliable and consistent document destruction service.

All Iron Mountain® employees must pass comprehensive background checks, and employees also receive ongoing training to ensure performance and customer focus. Further, Iron Mountain® is the largest vendor to achieve AAA certification by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).

With shredding services available from The UPS Store in Santa Cruz, CA , you can securely dispose of your personal and business documents via one of the leading document destruction vendors, Iron Mountain®.

Santa Cruz Recycles

Your guide to reducing, reusing and recycling, provided by the City of Santa Cruz.

Note: Shredded paper can only be recycled when dropped off at the RRF.

Do not place shredded paper in your in your blue recycling cart. For disposal, seal the shredded paper in a paper or plastic bag and place in your trash cart. This prevents the shredded paper from becoming litter. Shredded paper may be composted or vermi-composted in a worm bin. Check out the City of Santa Cruz Home Composting $40 Rebate Program to get started composting.

OK to Compost

Shredded paper is compostable as long as it’s not colored or glossy. Mix two-parts paper with one-part grass in your home compost pile.

Ways to Reduce

Shred Selectively

It’s not always necessary to shred a document entirely. You really only need to shred the parts that contain private information. If protected info is removed and shredded, the rest of the document can be recycled.

Cut Back on Junk Mail

If you find yourself shredding junk mail to protect personal information, register with the Direct Marketing Association to remove your name from most mailing lists for five years (for a $2 processing fee). This won’t affect companies you’ve purchased from, so use Catalog Choice or the free app PaperKarma to request specific senders to cease mailings.

Why Shredded Paper Can Be Hard to Recycle

Shredding a piece of paper shortens its fibers, which reduces its value. Shredded paper is almost too small to be useful to recyclers. It’s possible for shredded paper to contaminate the recycling process by slipping past the paper-making screens.

Can I Recycle Shredded Paper? Santa Cruz Recycles tells you what you can recycle and what gets tossed out. ]]>