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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Why The Meadows Matters

Michael Crawley - Monday, November 11, 2019
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It Is Not Too Late!

Michael Crawley - Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Meadows annual Walk-A-Thon, held on Saturday, October 12th, was a tremendous success, and we want to thank everyone who participated.  
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Why We Are Not Hiring

Michael Crawley - Sunday, February 25, 2018

People frequently contact the Meadows to see if we are currently hiring individuals with intellectual challenges. Unfortunately, as much as we wish we could, the answer is NO. 
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The Men and Women of the Meadows

Michael Crawley - Sunday, February 18, 2018

The mission of our organization is to provide employment and vocational training for adults with developmental disabilities as well as other intellectual and physical challenges. 
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Physical Challenges

Michael Crawley - Sunday, February 11, 2018

For those of you who are familiar with the Meadows, you know that on this blog we focus primarily on intellectual challenges. That is because each of the men and women we employ has an IQ of 70 or less, which is the state’s criteria of determining a developmental disability. 
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Public Perceptions

Michael Crawley - Monday, February 05, 2018

As people drive past our building each day it is impossible to get a true sense of what is going on inside our 42,000 sq. ft. facility. That leaves the general public with a natural curiosity about what kind of organization we are and exactly what it is we do. 
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Every Life Matters

Michael Crawley - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Each one of us believes that our life is important. But, unfortunately, our fixation with our own significance can sometimes lead us to presume that other lives don’t matter as much as ours. We often fall into the trap of believing that we are superior and, therefore, by default, others are inferior. 
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More Than A Job

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 22, 2018

Our jobs play an important role in each of our lives. In many ways, they help to define us. For some, it means having the ability to provide for their families. For others, it is a lifelong commitment to a meaningful career. But no matter what the circumstances, our jobs occupy a significant portion of our time. 
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A Friend Is A Friend

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 15, 2018

Friendships are some of the most important relationships we have in life. They add a richness and warmness to our existence. They provide comfort and make us feel connected. They allow us to be understood and accepted for who we are. They provide us with people we can count on during difficult times. And, just as importantly, friendship gives us someone to share our happiest moments with. 
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The Families of the Meadows

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 08, 2018

When an individual arrives for their first day of work at the Meadows, it is an accomplishment resulting from a lifetime of effort. It’s the culmination of years of commitment and dedication. It’s the achievement of a goal that at times seemed unattainable – but is now a reality. 
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The Meadows
Center for Opportunity

1000 South Kelly
Edmond, Oklahoma

phone: 405.348.4470
fax: 405.340.5395