Automatic Response Systems CalRecycle e-recycling certificate of approval

Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Services

We provide paper shredding and e-waste recycling services to the Northern California region. We also provide a document destruction drop in area where you can witness the shredding of your documents or personal records. With our paper shredding service, metal and plastics are no problem, just bring in your records as they are and we will destroy them while you watch. There is usually no wait. We also offer secure hard drive and magnetic media destruction.

We are an original charter member of the National Association of Information Destruction (N. A. I. D.) Members since 1996.

We offer a paper shredding bin service which we think is the best deal around. There are no charges associated with our bins other than an initial deposit - keep as many as you want for as long as you want, and when full, call for a pickup or bin swap. Your cost is for the paper shredding only-no fixed schedule or bin fees. As far as we know, there is no other paper shredding services vendor offering a bin deal this good. Many shredding companies make it difficult to understand the true cost of their service until you get the bill. Also, charges tend to start low and float up. We always charge the same flat rate for our bin pickups and have not changed our $75.00 rate in more than 15 years.

Drop in Witnessed Destruction Center

Julianna and Bob the Cat
Julianna and Bob the Cat will greet you at the counter.

No Appointment Necessary!

8 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday

The Shredding Center is designed to accommodate drive in customers. $3.50/half-box minimum amount of shredding ($7.00 per full box). It usually takes just a few minutes to witness the destruction of your sensitive documents - usually no wait. We can also provide you with a Certificate of Destruction at no additional charge.

In our equipment display areas, our experienced staff can demonstrate our high quality new and used machinery. We stock trash compactors, recycling and carboard balers, paper shredders, disintegrators, and expert support services.

N.A.I.D.-specification paper shredder
This is the N.A.I.D.* specification Paper Shredder at the Berkeley Drive-In Center where we offer many of our paper shredding and data destruction services

Automatic Response Systems is committed to community responsibility. For our employees this means most of them staying with us for many years. For our customers, this means providing services and access to the same data security as major corporations and government agencies require.

We operate numerous different machines, with specific data destruction capability. This includes a twin motor hard drive shredder, a rotary knife mill for plastics and x-ray shredding, a specialized plastics shredder for pill bottles and floppy discs, and 2 separate double shred systems providing the most productive and yet secure double shredding of all paper documents.

Our minimum charge for small quantities of papershredding is $3.50 for a grocery bag of records to shred, equal to ½ box of documents. Individuals or businesses with even this smallest requirement can witness the shredding of their items, without waiting or appointment. Destruction of digital media may cost between $25 and $40 per box full of floppy discs, CD’s, or tapes, depending on the nature of the item.

* National Association for Information Destruction