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DATA DESTRUCTION
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PAPER SHREDDING SERVICE

When you need sensitive and confidential paper documents and files destroyed, the Meadows Center for Opportunity is your Oklahoma resource for paper shredding services. By shredding sensitive documents at the Meadows, you protect your customers and employees from identity theft, prevent confidential business data from being leaked to competitors, and ensure that your company meets privacy laws such as HIPAA requirements.

We pride ourselves on offering convenience and security for our customers, and we are committed to sound ecological practices through the recycling of shredded paper.

Convenience

  • We can pick up your data for destruction, or you may drop it off at our Edmond, Oklahoma, location.
  • No sorting is necessary, and you do not need to remove folders, notebooks, paper clips, or staples. Our team of workers sorts on-site for you.

Security

  • All data and documents are kept in latched and locked bins until destruction.  Trucks are locked securely at all times except when loading or unloading.
  • After paper shredding, we issue our customers certification of data destruction, providing a legal audit trail and giving verification of destruction of materials.
  • The Meadows conducts internal security checks, with data destruction and paper shredding monitored by closed circuit security cameras.
  • Our employees are subject to OSBI background checks and random drug testing. 
  • The Meadows has media/data liability for a half million dollars. Data is guaranteed not to be read, is shredded and refuse is returned to paper products.
  • Our customers may witness data destruction by appointment.

Environmentally Friendly

  • After paper is shredded, it is baled into 1,300-1,500 pound bales.  These bales are shipped to recycling facilities to be reduced to pulp and recycled into home paper goods.
  • Each ton of paper we recycle saves approximately 7,000 gallons of water; 17-31 trees; 4,000 KWh of electricity; and 60 pounds of air pollutants.

Learn more about our paper shredding and data destruction process.

LATEST NEWS


The Reality of Employment

Michael Crawley - Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Meadows Center for Opportunity was established in 1983 for the sole purpose of employing adults with developmental disabilities. It has been our privilege to work with many different men and women through the years, and we are honored that some of these individuals are still working with us, more than three decades later. 
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Fading Away

Michael Crawley - Saturday, November 26, 2016

Jim Haley pushed the doorbell for the third time, and guessed correctly that his sister was not wearing her hearing aids. He waited for a couple of seconds and then rapped forcefully on the door. After a few more moments he finally heard noise from inside. Slowly the door was unlocked and opened slightly. Jim watched with amusement as his sister’s face peeked out. 
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Unconditional Love

Michael Crawley - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Love is the most powerful force there is because it brings people together in a way that nothing else can. Without it, humanity could not survive. Fortunately, the world is blessed with many different types of love. There is the romantic attraction shared by two people. There is the affection that results from deep friendship. And there is the deep and abiding love that dwells in a family, particularly parental love for their children. All of these produce intense feelings that create a willingness to focus on someone else’s needs. 
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Brothers and Sisters

Michael Crawley - Friday, October 28, 2016

 
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Mr. King

Michael Crawley - Friday, October 07, 2016

On a dreary, gray October afternoon, a light rain bounced off of Gabrielle’s umbrella as she stared at the simple headstone of Ryan King. There was a cross in each corner and centered underneath his name in bold lettering were just three words and two dates. As she studied it, she thought the simplicity of the inscription was hopelessly inadequate to explain an entire human life - but still she was glad that she had paid for the stone. At least there was some kind of recognition for a human being who had spent his final days on earth being ignored by everyone, including her. 
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A Gift of Compassion

Michael Crawley - Friday, September 16, 2016

The Meadows is an organization far different than most. We are a thriving small business that was established in 1983. With more than three thousand customers statewide, we have developed a strong reputation for our professionalism and for consistently providing the highest quality work possible. But it is not our commitment to offering first rate service and customer satisfaction that sets us apart. The reason our success has so much meaning is because of who we employ.  
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The Senior Center

Michael Crawley - Friday, September 02, 2016

At 11:00 a.m. sharp the doors opened, and the regulars carefully started making their way into the nondescript community building that played such an important role in their lives. As they entered, they were greeted by the hearty aroma of the noontime meal that the staff of five had been laboring over for several hours. Today’s menu included pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans and hot rolls. Each person could also choose either a tossed salad or fruit salad. And because it was Wednesday, they were serving everyone’s favorite dessert, chocolate cake. 
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Through Their Eyes

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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The Encounter

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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What Do You See?

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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The Meadows
Center for Opportunity

1000 South Kelly
Edmond, Oklahoma
73003-6081

phone: 405.348.4470
fax: 405.340.5395