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Shred for Independence

Shred for Independence

A Document Destruction Company

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A unique business owned and operated by individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Shred for Independence is a small business in the Houston Heights where young adults with intellectual disabilities learn skills necessary to become engaged and productive members of society by providing a valuable service to the community in which they live.

Building team values while providing a community service.

Shred for Independence is a vocational component of The Summerhouse Day program. Through this program clients learn valuable skills necessary for holding a job: consistency, follow-through, and persistence. In addition, they learn to value themselves as important members of a team. Without each member of our team, the work does not get done. They feel productive and successful — because they are.

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How We Do It

Secure containers, picked up on YOUR schedule — no contract!

We provide secure, locked containers at your place of business in which you deposit documents to be destroyed. We pick up the bins per your schedule, replace with empty bins and transport to our secure site for shredding. All shredding is recycled.

Customers must schedule a pickup at least every 90 days to have a security console or bin at their place of business. Consoles are $25.00 dollars a pickup for each console with a minimum of two. We also offer a set monthly rate for those high volume customers who wish to be on a scheduled pickup up service.

For a donation, we also shred documents for individuals.

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You can trust us to get the job done right!

We provide you with absolute assurance and confidence that Shred for Independence implements the highest security standards. All shredding is done efficiently and securely by individuals with disabilities. Upon completion a Document of Destruction is issued.

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Two simple plans - no fuss.

Whether you are signing up for NEW SERVICE or you are an EXISTING CUSTOMER, all shredding container pickups and exchanges must be scheduled through our website. Every Thursday (excluding holidays) is our service day on a first come, first serve basis. We pick up containers from 8:30 am until 11:30 am. Upon your online signup, an email will be sent to you to confirm your pickup date and time.

If you have a special project or circumstance and require a different pickup day, please do not hesitate to send us a message or give us a at 832-200-615.

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Still have questions? Give us a call at 832-200-6158

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You're in good company

Here are some of the local businesses already using Shred for Independence.

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Contact us.

If you are seeking ways to meaningfully connect with your community and support individuals with disabilities as they fulfill their employment potential, please complete the form below and a representative from Shred for Independence will contact you. We look forward to hearing from you!


1814 Columbia St.
Houston, TX  77008


Shred for Independence

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