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.


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 Unseen

Michael Crawley - Monday, January 01, 2018

Most people would be shocked to learn that three out of every one hundred Americans have a developmental disability and that in the United States there are approximately ten million adults, teens, and children with some type of intellectual challenge. 
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The Year Ahead

Michael Crawley - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A new year is a time to not only reflect on what has been - but to also anticipate what could lie ahead. 
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The Future of the Meadows

Michael Crawley - Thursday, November 09, 2017

We deeply regret that lawmakers in our state have been unable to reach a budget compromise and instead have chosen to eliminate funding for organizations like the Meadows. The lack of money will have a dramatic impact on the lives of the most vulnerable among us. Many nonprofits will be forced to close. Tragically that will create significant job losses for men and women with intellectual and physical challenges. 
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The Oklahoma Budget Crisis

Michael Crawley - Sunday, October 29, 2017

For thirty-five years, The Meadows Center for Opportunity has served the employment needs of men and women with intellectual and physical challenges. During that time, the state has been an important financial partner in allowing us to fulfill our mission of providing work and vocational training to adults who otherwise would not have the chance to have a job. 
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Politics and Developmental Disabilities

Michael Crawley - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The regrettable state of politics in our nation is a concern for all of us. Unfortunately, many people do not take the actions, or lack of action, by elected officials seriously – until it suddenly affects them personally. But if we allow ourselves to step back and look at the bigger picture, we can see that political decisions impact all of our lives in profound ways. 
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Inspiration Not Required

Michael Crawley - Friday, April 21, 2017

Because we employ individuals with developmental disabilities, the staff of the Meadows is frequently told that the work we do is “inspiring”. The people who pay us this particular compliment are just being kind. They mean well, and we appreciate that. However, the truth is, we are just average men and women who have chosen this field and who are doing our best to assist those with intellectual and physical challenges, while at the same time earning a pay check. We are nothing more or less. 
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The Good

Michael Crawley - Saturday, April 08, 2017

Each day, through our constant exposure to television, newspapers and social media, we are buried under an avalanche of bad news. From the moment we start our day, until we turn off the light at night, we endure an onslaught of negative stories about people hurting and mistreating each other in heartbreaking ways. We are steadily worn down by the worst behavior that mankind engages in, to the point where it becomes easy to believe that the world is an evil place and that there is little hope that we can change it - but that is not the truth.  
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The Meadows
Center for Opportunity

1000 South Kelly
Edmond, Oklahoma

phone: 405.348.4470
fax: 405.340.5395