The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Now, Secure Eco Shred, one of the fastest-growing document destruction companies in the Chicago area, is pleased to offer shredding service to walk-in customers at its new facility, located at 4455 North Elston Avenue in Chicago.
"Our typical walk-in customer doesn't have the time or patience to stand in front of their home shredder for hours for a result that takes us a fraction of the time," said Kristina Kalapos, President of the woman-owned Secure Eco Shred, where walk-in customers will receive a 10% discount if they mention the New Neighbor Shred Offer, now through June 15, 2008.
In the age of increased awareness about identity theft, Secure Eco Shred provides shredding service for individuals, as well as large and small businesses looking for secure document destruction. Secure Eco Shred recycles 100% of all the paper that it shreds, saving thousands of trees each year.
According to EPA estimates, Secure Eco Shred efforts last year saved 19,000 trees, 2,208 barrels of oil, 3,534 cubic yards of landfill space, 66,259 pounds of air pollution, 7.7 million gallons of water and 4.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
"In 2007, we recycled over 2.2 million pounds of paper resulting in a significant positive impact to our environment," said Kalapos. As stewards of the environment, Kalapos also said they are currently working with the alderman and local chambers of commerce to organize community shreds related to upcoming Earth Day activities.
Secure Eco Shred provides on-site document destruction with its on-site mobile shredding units. In addition to paper shredding, Secure Eco Shred destroys other sensitive materials, such as CDs, computer hard drives and x-rays.