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Shredding Services

Safe and secure on-site document destruction.

Secure Shredding Services for every business with unneeded or confidential paper documents.

Applied Innovation Shredding Services provide a flexible, scheduled service to collect and destroy your paper documents. All paper waste is shredded onsite and transported to a recycling facility where it’s compacted and recycled into paper goods. Applied Shredding Services are compliant with data protection regulations and are NAID AAA Certified®.

Flexible Agreements

Our team of experts creates a plan to meet your organization’s needs. Whether you require weekly or monthly pick-ups or more shred bins in your office, we structure our agreements to fit your business.

Predictable Costs

When it comes to costs, Applied is always clear: there are no hidden fees or surprise costs, making it easy to predict and budget for your shredding services.

Environmentally Intelligent

Applied’s Green Report translates your shredding into savings for you and the environment. Everything we shred is recycled, and each recycled ton reduces our carbon footprint by 165 gallons of water and 17 trees.

Improved Security

When you need to destroy sensitive financial or medical records, we make sure your documents remain secure and confidential until shredded on site. Our locked bins can only be opened with a key or code unique to your business.

Shredding Services

One-Time Purge

We know how quickly documents can pile up. Our One-Time Purge option is designed for businesses who need a single clean out of unwanted documents. Whether you have a few file cabinets or a warehouse full of outdated, confidential documents, Applied can help. Our team brings trucks to your location to destroy unwanted documents on site — efficiently and securely.

Hard Drive Destruction

Just like paper documents, hard drives contain confidential data that needs to be disposed of responsibly. Applied trucks are designed with specific technology for shredding hard drives, so your hard drives can be destroyed in front of you, leaving your confidential data inaccessible.

Our Secure Shredding Process



Applied delivers secure shred bins or bags to your location. You use these containers to dispose of unwanted paper documents.


Schedule + Collect

Together, we create a routine schedule that meets your shredding your needs. Our shredding experts pick up paper waste and shred all documents on site.


Dispose + Recycle

Your shredded documents are transported to a recycling facility where they are compacted and made into new consumer goods like paper towels.



Applied provides a Certificate of Destruction on the day of shredding and includes a copy with every invoice.


Choose Shredding Services from Applied Innovation

Applied shredding experts are attentive to your organization’s needs, fully transparent in their work, and customize a plan to fit your needs and requirements. Our scheduling is flexible, there are never hidden fees, security is our top priority, and we are NAID AAA Certified®. When you choose Applied, you know you’re choosing a local partner, managed and staffed by people who live in the same communities we serve.

Technology and People to Move Your Business Forward

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"...It's the responsiveness and the timeliness and their willing[ness] to personalize the service to our needs that is very important to me. It's been a great partnership with Applied Innovation."

Hope Network

Frequently Asked Questions

Applied Shredding Services are available in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and Toledo, Ohio. Service areas are expanding all the time; call to inquire about your business.

Your agreement is custom tailored to fit the needs of your business and includes regularly scheduled pick-ups, on-site destruction, a Certificate of Destruction and Green Reports, all completed by a NAID AAA Certified® company.

You do not have to remove staples or paper clips before the shredding process. Our state-of-the-art technology is equipped to shred paper with staples, paper clips, and even binder clips.

When you shred your unwanted documents, you can have peace of mind that your confidential information remains inaccessible. Items to shred include: documents with sensitive information like bank statements, legal records, medical paperwork, receipts, etc.

Yes. Once your documents are shredded on-site during your routine pick-up, your paper waste is transported to a recycling facility. At the facility, the waste is compacted and used to make recycled goods, like paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. Your paper waste is not used to make new paper or insulation.  

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