East Bay Document Shredding Company, Shred Works, Inc. Announces They Reduces Environmental Impact by Going Green

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — East Bay document shredding company, Shred Works, Inc. is a “Bay Area Green Business Certified” company ensuring that they give careful consideration to their practices and procedures and the impact it will have on the environment.

They recycle everything they shred enabling them to reach their goal of 100% landfill aversion, a significant accomplishment. In that last year they shredded and recycled 3,856 tons of paper saving 65,552 trees.

The professionals at Shred Works ask the community to consider that the process of turning trees into paper requires a great deal of energy and water. The process also releases pollutants into the air. Recycling one ton of paper saves approximately 7,000 gallons of water and over 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.

In addition to the 65,552 trees saved by the recycling efforts of Shred Works, they also saved 26,992,000 gallons of water, 15,809,600 kilowatts of electricity, 11,568 cubic yards of landfill, and 7,712 gallons of oil. They also prevented 231,360 pounds of pollutants from being released into the environment.

The professionals at Shred Works, Inc. ask the community to help save the environment by recycling, using “green certified” businesses, and using a certified shredding service. Recycling only begins with paper, plastics, glass and aluminum. Yard sales to recycle items that the family no longer uses is a great way to earn a little extra money. Donating old clothes to a charity is another helpful way to recycle.

Using only businesses certified by the Bay Area Green Business Program ensures that the work being done meets the highest standards of environmental performance. Shred Works is one of only two shredding companies in Northern California with the title of a “Green Certified Business.”

Dumping shredded paper into the trash rather than the recycling bin is not only unfavorably impacting the environment, but also exposing the organization’s confidential information to those who might use it for personal gain. A NAID AAA shredding company, like Shred Works, will recycle all paper securely, and keep all discarded information safe.

East Bay secure document shredding company, Shred Works’ headquarters and plant facility are located at 455 High Street in Oakland. For more information, call 1-800-535-9379. Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Their corporate offices are located at 1601 Bayshore Hwy Ste #211 in Burlingame. For more information, call 650-697-5070 or visit their website: http://www.shredworks.com.

About Shred Works Shred Works was born from Recycling Works in 1993 when they purchased a large plant-based shredder, and installed a state-of-the-art video monitoring security system. Shred Works serves a wide range of clients including healthcare facilities, banks and credit unions, mortgage and title companies, lawyers, accountants, small businesses, and other organizations that need help shredding their confidential information. They are the first company in the area to “double shred,” and are the first and only shredding company to offer a Three Point Guarantee.


Kyle Taylor