Confidential Shredding

COVID UPDATE: Our offices are operating reduced hours for the months of April – June. We are still accepting drop-off shredding, but only by appointment. Please call our office to book a drop-off time – 604-874-7283.

We are located at 449 Industrial Ave in Vancouver, next to United We Can bottle depot.


Recycling Alternative shreds your documents at our centrally located Vancouver warehouse, eliminating noisy, idling mobile shred trucks. After your documents are shredded all paper is recycled.


Recycling Alternative is fully bonded and insured. Upon request we will provide you with a Certificate of Destruction for your confidential shredding.


Come down to Recycling Alternative with your confidential documents. Our staff will help you unload your materials for shredding.

1. Drop-off Shredding

Drop off hours: Wednesday – Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm, please call to book an appointment. 

Rates: 140 pounds or less (i.e. 4-5 file boxes) = $35.00
140 pounds or more = $0.25 per pound

2. Drop and Watch Shredding 

This service is currently unavailable due to physical distancing restrictions. We thank you for understanding. 

Drop and Watch Rates: 100 pounds or less (i.e. 4-5 file boxes) = $45.00
100 pounds or more = $0.45 per pound

3. Pick-up services

If you have a large shredding purge to do we can send our truck to your business for a collection. All documents are shredded back at our secure warehouse and a Certificate of Destruction is provided along with your invoice.

Rates: $0.30 per pound for shredding + collection fee. Collection fee is based on location and loading time – Please contact us for a quote.

NOTE: Standard file/bankers box holds ~25-30lbs Please make sure your documents are removed from binders and hanging folders – paper clips and staples are fine.