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DATA DESTRUCTION

At the Meadows, we understand that your sensitive information must be handled securely in order to protect your business interests and your customers’ privacy.  Confidential data destruction is more than an individual business concern; it is often a legal mandate, and violation of privacy laws can have significant ramifications for your business or organization.

The types of information which must be kept secure and confidential vary according to the services your business offers.  If this data is not disposed of securely, it can result in identity theft, release of contact information, and loss of competitive advantage.  From receipt of your data through its destruction, the Meadows diligently ensures the protection of your privacy and confidentiality.

The Meadows destroys sensitive and confidential data in a variety of formats:  microfilm, microfiche, plastic cards, audio and video cassettes, back-up cartridges, and magnetic tapes.  We also offer hard drive shredding and pill bottle destruction.

We make data destruction as simple and convenient as possible for our customers. Your data may be dropped off at our location in Edmond, Oklahoma, or we can even pick it up for you all across Oklahoma.  Our team of workers sort on-site, which means that you do not have to sort or remove folders, notebooks, paper clips, or staples.  While your data awaits destruction, it is kept secure at all times in our latched and locked bins and trucks.

Our Data Destruction Services At-a-Glance

  • PICK UP OF DATA:  
    The Meadows can pick up your data or it can be dropped off at our location in Edmond, Oklahoma. All bins are latched and locked on-site.
  • PREPARATION: 
    No sorting. No need to remove folders, notebooks, paper clips or staples.

  • HIGH SECURITY BINS and CONSOLES AVAILABLE: 
    Bin Dimensions: 32” x 27 ¾” x 37 ½”; Console Dimensions: 17 ½” x 19” x 35” 

  • HIPAA & NON-HIPAA COMPLIANCE: 
    Business Associate Agreements assist in meeting privacy regulations. The Meadows guarantees confidential handling and destruction of personal information.

  • DATA DESTRUCTION CERTIFICATES: 
    Data destruction certification is issued to all customers.

  • WITNESSING DATA DESTRUCTION: 
    Appointments are necessary to witness data destruction.

  • INSURANCE: 
    The Meadows has media/data liability for a half million dollars. Data is guaranteed not to be read; it is shredded and refuse is returned to paper products.

  • SECURITY: 
    The Meadows conducts internal security checks of personnel, and our data destruction process is monitored by closed circuit security cameras. The Meadows is linked to the Edmond police and fire departments by a central alarm monitoring system.

  • MEADOWS PERSONNEL:
    All employees are required to have OSBI background checks and random drug testing throughout employment.  Personnel wear identification tags and shirts at all times.

  • REFERENCES: 
    The Meadows will provide references upon request.

  • COMPLETELY RECYCLED: 
    Paper is shredded and baled in 1,500 - 1,800 pound bales. These bales are sent nationwide to be reduced to pulp and then produced as home paper goods such as napkins, toilet tissue, etc.

  • MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED FOR DESTRUCTION: 
    We do not accept carbon, slick coupons, newspapers, or telephone books for destruction, nor do we accept any food, trash, or contaminants.


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Michael Crawley - Friday, August 19, 2016

Empathy is the ability to sense, understand and appreciate the feelings and experiences of others. It requires taking the time and making the effort to focus on someone else without judging them and without giving into the temptation to deny the validity of their perspective. Unfortunately, it is often the case in the lives of people with developmental disabilities that empathy is not embraced by those who have a direct effect on their lives.  
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Michael Crawley - Monday, August 01, 2016

Kenneth Patterson was desperately late. Everything had gone wrong this morning, and unfortunately, this was one of the most important days of his career. Even the cab he’d taken had broken down. Now there were just minutes to get to the meeting that could secure his future. As he rushed for one of the six elevators in this huge ancient building, he told his wife on the phone that he thought he could just make it in time to see his potential client.  
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Michael Crawley - Friday, July 22, 2016

What do you see when you encounter someone you believe is different than you? Do you see someone who makes you feel uncomfortable? Do you see only the characteristics that you don’t understand? Do you see someone that leads you to make unfair comparisons or form instant opinions based only on appearances without any facts? Do you see a person you believe to be broken or inferior in some way? Perhaps you prefer to turn away so you don’t have to see them at all. 
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America

Michael Crawley - Sunday, July 10, 2016

America is at a crossroads. Recent events in our nation have left us both alarmed and heartbroken. And while our immediate response may be to condemn one group or another, in reality we are all to blame. This country belongs to all of us. Therefore we all share the same responsibility to see that every citizen is treated justly and fairly.  
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Michael Crawley - Monday, June 27, 2016

For twenty-four years Sharon’s beautiful daughter had been successfully employed at a sheltered workshop, but now that was coming to a heartbreaking end. Over the decades the two of them had always made time to sit down and have breakfast together, and this morning was no different. Usually they talked about what Patricia’s day would be like, but on this Friday her daughter sat silently picking at her food. They had known for over a month that this moment was coming, but now that it had finally arrived they were both overwhelmed with feelings of sadness, regret and a deep sense of anxiety about the future.  
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Fathers

Michael Crawley - Saturday, June 11, 2016

When it comes to raising children with developmental disabilities, mothers receive well deserved attention for their parenting. They are considered the primary caregivers and nurturers. They interact with teachers, health professionals and case managers. They are always on the front lines advocating for their child’s rights, and they are vigilant concerning their health and safety. But although they may not receive the same amount of attention, fathers of children with intellectual challenges also play a crucial role in the life of their child.  
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Redemption

Michael Crawley - Sunday, May 22, 2016

On a cool overcast Saturday morning in early March of 1983, Russell Lynwood was driving alone on a street he had been down countless times. He was familiar with each house he passed. He recognized certain vehicles in the driveways, and he knew which families kept their yards the neatest. Russell was in no particular hurry. He was just running over to the local hardware store to see about buying some parts to repair a leaky faucet. But what he thought would be a simple errand was going to turn out to be an unthinkable event that would change the rest of his life. 
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Hope

Michael Crawley - Sunday, May 08, 2016

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Employment Choice

Michael Crawley - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Michael Crawley - Saturday, April 09, 2016

The frail elderly woman sat in her favorite chair next to the window. Shafts of sunlight streamed in as her eighty-three year old hands lovingly sewed her latest baby quilt. Joan had been making them for almost sixty years now, and as long as she was physically able to keep putting together the beautiful colors and patterns she did not intend to stop.  
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The Meadows
Center for Opportunity

1000 South Kelly
Edmond, Oklahoma
73003-6081

phone: 405.348.4470
fax: 405.340.5395