Document Destruction

Clearbrook launched a document destruction business enterprise in 2008, providing a valuable service to the community, while creating job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

We welcome drop-offs at our Palatine facility as well as a monthly container rental that we can pick-up and change-out. Our clients are involved in the pick-up, preparation, sorting, and destruction of the documents.

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Hear about Document Destruction first hand:

Program Highlights

  • New job opportunities have been created for our clients that work in Document Destruction.
  • Document Destruction offers additional security to businesses at an affordable cost.
  • We help clear your clutter and recycle the remains!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the shredding process? After receiving the documents, we will store them in a secure and confidential area. Within two business days, your documents will be shredded with our cross-cut machines. Afterwards, a certificate of destruction will be provided upon request.
  2. What are your hours and location? Drop-offs are accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the north side of our Getz Building, 746 S. Vermont Street, Palatine, IL 60067. Please note we will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, please call with questions about other holidays.
  3. What are your prices? Our prices are the most affordable in the area. $9.00 per standard size paper box and $15.00 per large legal-size paper box; or $0.30 per pound. Monthly rental and change out for a 32 gallon will be $30.00 per container and $52.00 for a 65-gallon container.
  4. Do you provide pick-up services?  Pickups  will be $0.585 per mile with a minimum of 10 boxes or more or a Clearbrook rental container.
  5. What type of payment do you accept? Cash, credit cards, and checks (payable to Clearbrook).


Staff Positions and Primary Responsibilities

Supported Employment Job Coaches – Supervise and assist the clients that perform the preparation, sorting, and destruction of the documents. Job coaches are trained to maintain a secure and confidential document destruction environment.

Document Destruction Crew – Comprised of clients that participate in our Community Employment Services Program. These clients perform paid work which includes preparation, sorting, and shredding, and are responsible for maintaining a secure and confidential document destruction environment.

Community Employment Supervisor – Supervises the crew and maintains a secure and confidential document destruction environment. Coordinates document pick-ups/drop-offs, customer inquiries, storage and removal of documents as well as staff and client training.

Where is the program located?

Clearbrook’s Getz Building
746 S. Vermont
Palatine, IL 60067

What are the age requirements to participate in the program?

Participation is open to individuals 18 years of age and older.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about Clearbrook’s Document Destruction services, please call 847-991-4100 ext. 327 or email For new service, contact Lou Topolski, Document Destruction Manager at 847-991-4100.


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