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Cancellation

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will not be possible to ensure the safety of our staff and customers while hosting Shred Days. All Shred Days for 2020 have been cancelled. Please stay tuned to our website and follow us on Facebook for any future updates.

We understand that cancellation of these events does not change the need for shredding services; customers are encouraged to continue shredding sensitive documents for their safety. Below is a short list of resources* customers may consider to fill this need:

  • C.O.P.S. Paper Shredding & Media Disposal
  • The UPS Store
  • Office Depot/Office Max
*Heartland Bank provides these resources as information only. Individuals should explore all options and possible associated costs thoroughly.

2019 Recycling Impact

Pounds Shredded135,037
Tons recycled67
Number of trees saved1,148
Gallons of oil saved25,657
Pounds of pollutants saved4,051
Cubic yards of landfill space saved203
Kilowatts of energy saved270,074
Gallons of water saved472,630

Acceptable Materials:

  • All paper products. There is no need to remove paper clips, staples, rubber bands, or binder clips; our equipment will shred right through these materials without compromising the ability to recycle the shredded material.
  • File folders. All file folders are accepted, even those with with metal bars.
  • Spiral bound materials. Metal or plastic spirals do not need to be removed.
  • 3-ring binders. Metal rings do not need to be removed.
  • Ledgers. Small metal parts do not need to be removed.
  • Plastic bags. Clear and white plastic bags are accepted. Black bags will need to be thrown away.

Unacceptable Materials:

  • Cardboard boxes. When materials are brought in cardboard boxes, we empty the contents of the box and give the box back. – If customers leave boxes, COPS will take those and recycle them.
    • Small check boxes are minimal contaminant and are acceptable.
  • Black plastic bags. When materials are brought in black plastic bags, we break open the bag, empty contents into the service bin, and collect and throw away the black plastic bags. Clear and white plastic bags are better.