Personal records, financial documents, and business proceedings should be destroyed appropriately when needed. 


Throughout the year, cities offer free shred days for their residents and other local businesses and organizations provide free shredding events for customers and the general public.

The specialized companies listed below offer shredding services for a fee. Once the documents are destroyed, shredding companies deliver the shredded paper to a recycling facility.


The shredding companies listed on this page are all NAID certified and serve individuals and businesses in Cuyahoga County. NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) is the standard-setting body for the information destruction industry. Membership and certification are voluntary. However, companies with certification are subject to unannounced third party audits to make sure they are in continual compliance with the standards set, making sure your sensitive information is always handled in a secure manner.

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Gateway Recycling, Inc. 

4223 East 49th Street 

Cleveland, OH 44125-1001

(216) 341-8777

Business and municipal drop-off 7:00am-4:00pm (M-F). 
Pick-up available depending on quantity. Paper shredding services. NAID certified shredding service.

Iron Mountain Information Management

5101 Naimen Parkway

Solon, OH   44139

(800) 899-IRON
NAID certified shredding service.

Northcoast Inc. Recycling Specialist

Northcoast Shredding Services & Record Center

8229 Tyler Boulevard

Mentor, Ohio 44060

(440) 943-6968
Document shredding for business and residential fiber, 

drop-off 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (M-F). Pick-up is also available. NAID-certified shredding service.

Vital Records Control

1200 East Granger Road

Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44131

(877) 898-7450


NAID certified shredding service.

Shred-It USA, LLC

55 Andrews Circle

Brecksville, Ohio   44141

(800) 697-4733
Secure document destruction service. Pick-up or drop-off 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (M-F). Fee charged. NAID certified shredding service.


Ask the Business Recycling Specialist

Do you have a question about workplace recycling, starting a recycling program or reducing your office waste? Contact Business Recycling Specialist Doreen Schreiber at (216) 443-3732 or send an email.