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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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Program Highlights

  • New job opportunities have been created for eight of our clients that work in Document Destruction.
  • New business partnerships have been built with companies in the community including doctor’s and attorney’s offices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are your hours and location? Drop-offs are accepted Wednesdays and Fridays, Noon-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. We also welcome drop-offs by appointment.
  2. What are your prices?Effective November 1 our prices will be changing. New prices are $7.50 per standard size paper box and $12.50 per large legal size paper box; or $0.25 per pound. Monthly rental and change out for a 32 gallon will be $30.00 per container and $40.00 for a 65 gallon container.
  3. Do you provide pick up services?Pickups are free within a 15 mile radius for customers that have container rentals. Pickups for non-container rental customers will be $0.52 per mile with a minimum of 10 boxes or more.
  4. Where is the paper actually shredding and stored? The paper is shredded on site by our trained document destruction crew. For smaller quantities, you may watch your documents as they are shredded at time of drop off. For larger quantities, your documents are stored in our secured and locked area until they are ready to be shredded. A certificate of destruction is given to all customers.Due to Covid no one may watch their documents be destroyed as access to the building is limited to staff and clients only.
  5. What type of payment do you accept? Cash, credit cards and checks (payable to Clearbrook).

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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 contact Lou Topolski, Production Manager at 847-991-4100, ext. 336 or docdestruct@clearbrook.org.