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

    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.
    No sorting. No need to remove folders, notebooks, paper clips or staples.

    Bin Dimensions: 32” x 27 ¾” x 37 ½”; Console Dimensions: 17 ½” x 19” x 35” 

    Business Associate Agreements assist in meeting privacy regulations. The Meadows guarantees confidential handling and destruction of personal information.

    Data destruction certification is issued to all customers.

    Appointments are necessary to witness data destruction.

    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.

    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.

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

    The Meadows will provide references upon request.

    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.

    We do not accept carbon, slick coupons, newspapers, or telephone books for destruction, nor do we accept any food, trash, or contaminants.


The Down Syndrome Decision

Michael Crawley - Friday, January 16, 2015

For many people, Down syndrome represents the face of developmental disability. Because of the distinctive physical characteristics associated with it, individuals with Down syndrome are often recognized and understood to have some form of intellectual challenge. But for many in society that is the end of their knowledge about this genetic condition.  
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Michael Crawley - Saturday, January 03, 2015

Advocacy has the power to change lives. It uses the beauty of compassion to have a positive effect on behalf of individuals who might otherwise lack representation for their needs and interests. In the case of those with developmental disabilities, it is the relentless effort to ensure that their rights as equal members of society are safe guarded at all times and that they enjoy complete inclusion and acceptance just like every other citizen.  
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The Holidays

Michael Crawley - Friday, December 12, 2014

As we enter into one of the busiest times of the year it is quite easy to get caught up in the stress and pressure of the season. Our futile attempts to create the “perfect” holiday distracts us from what truly matters and instead compromises our time with activities that are not nearly as important as the people in our lives. 
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The Meadows Book

Michael Crawley - Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Meadows ebook “EVERY LIFE IS EQUAL” is now available on Amazon. We have taken 15 essays and stories from our blog and combined them into a single reading experience. Topics include autism, Down syndrome, speech disorders, dementia and many more.  
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Michael Crawley - Friday, November 28, 2014

We all know that aging is an inevitable part of life. It begins with our birth and ends with our last breath. But although we know it is completely natural for it to happen, it does not make it any easier to accept. Perhaps it would be beneficial if, instead of viewing aging as a bad thing, we would have the wisdom to be grateful for the opportunity to grow older. We all know friends and loved ones who were denied that chance. Focusing on having the privilege of a long life gives us greater sensitivity for those who are not so fortunate. 
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A Friendship

Michael Crawley - Saturday, November 15, 2014

We have all had the experience of being asked why we have a particular career, or why we ended up in a certain line of work. Because of the unique nature of my profession it is a question I am often asked. What follows is the true answer of how I happened to be fortunate enough to end up with the most rewarding job in the world.  
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Michael Crawley - Sunday, October 26, 2014

The world is now comprised of 7 billion human beings, each completely unique and different. This complex diversity of humanity is astonishingly beautiful. Each person contributes to life in his or her own way which allows individuals to work together to create a better society that benefits everyone. Our diversity makes us stronger because it adds compassion, acceptance and understanding to our existence. 
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Every Life Has An Impact

Michael Crawley - Friday, October 10, 2014

This post contains a powerful example of how every life - without exception - has an impact on the world. Whether we realize it or not, simply by being born we change the course of history. No matter how long or short our time is on earth we have a profound effect from the moment of our conception until we take our final breath. As you will see, the impact of a human life can continue indefinitely.  
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The Right to Work

Michael Crawley - Sunday, September 14, 2014

The car pulls up to the curb and stops. The door opens and a young woman carefully steps out. Sometimes she requires assistance to do this but not today. As she starts to go inside her dad calls out that she forgot her lunch. Because of the brain damage that occurred during her birth it is often difficult for her to remember things, but her parents have always been there to help. She turns back, picks up her lunch kit, smiles at her dad and slowly walks into the Meadows. 
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The Meadows Annual Fundraiser

Michael Crawley - Monday, September 01, 2014

The Meadows Center for Opportunity is a workplace like no other. We are a non-profit corporation that operates a sheltered workshop offering employment and vocational training to adults with intellectual challenges resulting from developmental disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, disease, stroke, dementia and epilepsy.  
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The Meadows
Center for Opportunity

1000 South Kelly
Edmond, Oklahoma

phone: 405.348.4470
fax: 405.340.5395