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Document Destruction

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Shred and Recycle Documents, CDs, Floppy Disks, and X-Rays

Do you need to destroy old documents, photos, CDs, Floppy Disks, X-Rays? 

Waste Management's Annual Shredding Event (usually in the spring):
Waste Management, the city's refuse hauler, holds a shredding event once per calendar year as part of the existing Franchise Agreement with the city. The event is usually scheduled in the spring.  Please check the city calendar or visit Waste Management's website for Manhattan Beach for event details.  The shredding event is open to the entire Manhattan Beach community (residents and businesses). On-site and off-site shredding will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Once the trucks are full, they will leave the event; event staff cannot personally accept or transport boxes.  The event allows for each City of Manhattan Beach household or business to bring (3) "banker" sized boxes of documents for shredding. The event is first come, first served.  Visit Waste Management's website for Manhattan Beach to learn more about the programs and resources available to the Manhattan Beach community. 

Need additional shredding services?
If your home or business' shredding needs require additional shredding services, there are numerous solutions!  Purchasing a cross-cut shredder for everyday use may help with consistent shredding needs.  Commercial shredding services can assist businesses who generate a volume that exceeds the use of a personal cross-cut shredder.  If your home or business has a stack of document boxes, and one-time or "now and again" bulk shredding is preferred, there are locations close by which offer services to assist you.  Two local services are listed below to assist with your search for shredding solutions: 

Witnessed Destruction
The Shredding Place (AAA Certified Document Destruction) in Torrance will allow you to witness your materials being cross-cut shredded.  You will receive a Certificate of Destruction and 100% of the documents shredded are recycled.  Make sure to mention the "South Bay Resident Special:" $15 to shred 50 lbs. of documents!  Please call first to schedule a drop-off appointment - you will witness the destruction of your documents.

The Shredding Place(AAA Certified Document Destruction)
1926-D Del Amo Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 212-5266

Off-site Destruction
You may also visit Manhattan Postal Center at the following address:
2711 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The documents are kept in a locked container until the materials are shredded at an off-site location.  Manhattan Postal Center employees do not have access to the lock key.  The cost to destroy your documents is based on either a letter-sized banker box or a legal-sized banker box.  Contact Manhattan Postal Center with for current pricing at (310) 545-5800.

Learn more about the services Waste Management provides to Manhattan Beach, local donation centers, composting, what's recyclable in Manhattan Beach, or proper hazardous waste disposal.  For additional questions contact Public Works at (310) 802-5313.