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August 9, 2013

Free Shred Day On September 7, 2013

Waddell and Reed is hosting a free shred day on Saturday, September 7 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please bring up to 3 boxes to be shredded by Sound Shredding. Waddell and Reed located at 4164 Meridian, Ste 104 Bellingham, WA. For more information, please call (360) 734-4728.
March 28, 2013

Sound Shredding & Recycling Earns Prestigious Security Certification

Bellingham, WA, March 28, 2013 – Sound Shredding & Recycling, a Whatcom- and Skagit-owned document shredding firm, has again earned AAA Certification for its on-site and off-site shredding, hard drive destruction, and non-paper media destruction services from NAID – the National Association of Information Destruction for the fifth year in a row.

This is the highest industry standard for shredding and destruction companies, and involves meeting the industry’s most stringent specifications. Currently, Sound is the only locally owned company to offer NAID-certified shredding and destruction services.

“We wanted to continue to demonstrate to our customers that we care about the security of their materials," says Peter Rasco, General Manager of Sound. 

To keep NAID AAA Certification, Sound must pass annual and random third party audits. Sound has been NAID certified since 2008.

Located in Bellingham, Sound Shredding & Recycling has provided confidential document shredding, paper recycling, and hard drive destruction services in Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties since 1990. For more information, contact Peter Rasco at Sound Shredding & Recycling. 360.733.7932 or prasco@soundrecycling.com
May 29, 2012

Sound Shredding & Recycling Achieves Prestigious Security Certification for the 5th Year

Bellingham, WA, May 29, 2012 – Sound Shredding & Recycling, a Whatcom &  Skagit owned document shredding firm, has achieved AAA Certification for its on-site and off-site shredding, hard drive destruction, and non-paper media destruction services from NAID – the National Association of Information Destruction for the 5th year.

This is the highest industry standard for shredding and destruction companies, and involves meeting the industry’s most stringent qualifications. Currently, Sound is the only locally owned company to offer NAID-certified shredding and destruction services.

“We wanted to demonstrate to our customers that we care about the security of their materials," says Peter Rasco, General Manager of Sound. 

The NAID is the foremost regulatory body in the global document destruction industry. To gain NAID Certification , Sound passed an extensive 3rd party audit to ensure it met stringent requirements. To maintain the certification, the Sound must pass annual and random audits.

Sound has been NAID certified since 2008.

Located in Bellingham, Sound Shredding & Recycling has provided confidential document shredding, paper recycling, and hard drive destruction services in Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties since 1990.

For more information, contact Peter Rasco at Sound Shredding & Recycling. 360.733.7932 or prasco@soundrecycling.com

May 10, 2011

Sound is the Only Whatcom & Skagit County Shredder that is Nationally Certified for Document and Hard-Drive Destruction.

In February 2011, for the third straight year, Sound Shredding & Recycling was certified as an AAA-Certified provider of document and hard-drive destruction by the National Association of Information Destruction . 

Involving both unannounced and scheduled audits by an external national auditor, NAID AAA-Certification goes beyond membership in our industry’s leading organization. As the most stringent measure a Shredding provider can embrace, this certification shows Sound’s full, ongoing commitment to the most secure and monitored services available.

May 1, 2011

Sound Shredding Participates in Numerous Community Shred Events

In partner with businesses and entities that are direct customers, Sound continues to provide many opportunities for the public to have their personal documents shredded at no cost.

This past spring, we’ve partnered with banks, credit unions, community and neighborhood associations, and private businesses to host events to benefit the public. At these events, Sound has shredded thousands of pounds of confidential documents for residents of Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

We will continue to co-host these events throughout the year as scheduling allows. Please contact Sound Shredding & Recycling to see about upcoming events in your city!
May 17, 2010

Sound Shredding Celebrates 20th Year (and 37 Million Pounds of Paper Recycled) with Free Shred Events

In June 2010, Sound Shredding & Recycling marks its 20th year of business by hosting two free community shred events as a recognition of the community support they’ve had over the past two decades.

“It's remarkable to maintain a business for 20 years, let alone have it grow and continue to stay on the cutting edge,” says Sound General Manager Peter Rasco. “We see these free community shred events as a way to thank the Whatcom and Skagit communities for the support they’ve provided since Sound opened its doors.”

The first shred event takes place in Bellingham from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, July 10, and will be located across from the Bellingham Farmers Market on East Maple Street (between Railroad Avenue and North State Street). The second shred event takes place in Mount Vernon from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, July 31, at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market.

At the event, members of the public can have up to two boxes or garbage bags of confidential papers shredded at no cost. 

Founded by John Von Krusenstiern (as “Sound Recycling Services, Inc.”) in 1991, it started as a small operation on Ellis Street where the paper was baled by hand and loaded onto trucks with a homemade winch. Since then, Sound has evolved into a state-of-the-art facility with the highest security certification available in the shredding industry.

Sound estimates that in the past twenty years, it has shredded and recycled more than 37 million pounds of paper, the rough equivalent of 48,050 100-foot-tall trees. 

For more information, contact Sound Shredding & Recycling. 
360.733.7932
info@soundrecycling.com
http://www.soundrecycling.com
April 12, 2010 

Sound Shredding Now Nationally Certified for Hard Drive & Paper Destruction

Sound Shredding & Recycling is now certified at the highest national level for its entire mobile and off-site shredding and hard-drive destruction services by NAID -- the National Association of Information Destruction.

To achieve this certification, Sound exceeded the association’s most stringent requirements. These include 24/7 camera monitoring, extensive facility security, background checks, drug testing, and both random and scheduled audits.

Sound is the only locally owned company to have achieved national certification for paper and hard-drive destruction.

Located in Bellingham, Sound Shredding & Recycling has provided confidential document shredding and paper recycling services in Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties since 1990.

For more information, contact Rich Boyer at Sound Shredding & Recycling.  
360.733.7932
rboyer@soundrecycling.com
 www.soundrecycling.com
November 18, 2009

Sound Shredding & Recycling Recertified for Highest Security Standard

Bellingham, WA, November 18, 2009 – Sound Shredding & Recycling, a Whatcom- and Skagit-owned document shredding firm, has been recertified at the highest level for its mobile shredding by the NAID – the National Association of Information Destruction.

The AAA Certification involves meeting the industry's most stringent requirements. Currently, Sound is the only locally owned company to offer NAID-certified on-site shredding.

“After almost 20 years of providing shredding, we welcomed the challenge," says Rich Boyer, Sales Manager of Sound. "It's a difficult process, but we owe it to our customers to be as proactive as possible about security."

To gain NAID Certification , Sound passed extensive audits to ensure it met the association's requirements.

Located in Bellingham, Sound Shredding & Recycling has provided confidential document shredding and paper recycling services in Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties since 1990.

For more information, contact Rich Boyer at Sound Shredding Recycling via phone at 360.733.7932, via email at rboyer@soundrecycling.com , or via the web at www.soundrecycling.com 
July 21, 2008

Sound Shredding & Recycling and Print & Copy Factory Offer Drop-Off Shredding Service

In response to growing demand, Sound Shredding & Recycling and Print & Copy Factory have partnered to offer a drop-off shredding service for small business and community members.

The service – the first of its kind in Whatcom County – will be available starting August 1 at Print & Copy Factory’s office at 4055 Irongate Road in Bellingham.

Sound’s facility is not set up as a drop-off location, so the arrangement with Print & Copy allows Sound to safely offer drop-off shredding service to the community.

“We’re thrilled that Print & Copy Factory suggested this partnership,” said Sound salesman Rich Boyer. “We’ve been trying to find a way to offer drop-off service without compromising security, and they stepped up to the plate and made it happen.”

For a fee, community members can bring their confidential paper material to Print & Copy Factory, where it will be locked in secure containers in a monitored, alarm-protected area. Sound will then pick up the materials and transport them to their facility for secure shredding and recycling.

For more information, contact Sound Shredding & Recycling at 360.733.7932 or Print & Copy Factory at 360.738.4931.
March 26, 2008

Sound Shredding Recycling Achieves Prestigious Security Certification

Bellingham, WA, March 26, 2008 – Sound Shredding Recycling, a Whatcom- and Skagit-owned document shredding firm, has achieved AAA Certification for its mobile shredding services from NAID – the National Association of Information Destruction.

This is the highest industry standard for mobile shredding companies, and involves meeting the industry’s most stringent qualifications. Currently, Sound is the only locally owned company to offer NAID-certified on-site shredding.

“We wanted to strive for the highest standard available,” says Peter Rasco, General Manager of Sound. “With this certification, we can provide extra assurance to our mobile shred customers that we take every precaution with their materials.”

The NAID is the foremost regulatory body in the global document destruction industry. To gain NAID Certification, Sound passed an extensive audit to ensure it met stringent requirements. To maintain the certification, the Sound must pass annual and random audits.

To carry out the service, Sound uses a state-of-the-art mobile shredding truck, which can securely destroy up to 5,000 lbs. of documents per hour.

Located in Bellingham, Sound Shredding Recycling has provided confidential document shredding and paper recycling services in Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties since 1990.

For more information, contact Rich Boyer at Sound Shredding Recycling via phone at 360.733.7932, via email at rboyer@soundrecycling.com , or via the web at www.soundrecycling.com
March 14, 2008

UPCOMING COMMUNITY SHRED EVENTS

Sound Shredding Recycling is co-hosting a number of community shred events in the coming months, and more are on the way. Here is what we have planned:

* Monday, May 12, 11 am-2 pm in Bellingham at the Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Avenue). 
Sponsored by the Washington State Attorney General's Office.

* Saturday, April 12, 11 am-1 pm in Lynden at the Industrial Credit Union in Lynden (8170 Guide Meridian, Lynden).

* Saturday, April 19, 10 am-12:30 pm in Bellingham at the Farmer's Market building, co-hosted by Sustainable Connections (1200 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham).

* Monday-Friday, April 21-25, 9 am-5 pm in Bellingham at GAPAC Community Federal Credit Union (corner of James & Alabama). Please note: Materials will be collected in locked containers for off-site shredding at Sound Shredding & Recycling's secure facility.

All are welcome to bring up to 2 boxes or 3 grocery bags full of confidential papers to have shredded for free. Call us for more information!
November 27, 2007

5,095 POUNDS OF PAPER RECYCLED AT SHRED WEEK

Approximately 200 people participated in Gapac Community Federal Credit Union's Shred Week in October, offered in conjunction with Sound Shredding & Recycling Inc.

The confidential papers, collected in locked barrels in the lobby of the credit union, generated 5,095 pounds of recycled paper, saving the equivalent of 6.5 100-foot trees.

Computer recycling was also offered for the first time by (800) GOT-JUNK. A GOT-JUNK truck collected 35 monitors, 45 towers and an assortment of peripherals over two days. The computers are dismantled and environmentally recycled by The Ryzex Group.

GaPac, located at James and Alabama streets, will organize another shred and recycling event with Sound Shredding & Recycling, and (800) GOT-JUNK in April.
August 1, 2007

UPCOMING COMMUNITY SHRED EVENTS

Sound Shredding & Recycling is excited to be co-hosting a number of upcoming Community Shred Events, at which members of the public are invited to bring up to two boxes or three bags of confidential materials for shredding. The scheduled events are as follows:  

* Thursday, August 9 at the Edward Jones office at 2323 E. Section St. in Mount Vernon, WA, 98274. We will be at the Edward Jones parking lot from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. 
 

* Wednesday, August 15 at the Bellingham Technical College at 3028 Lindbergh Ave. in Bellingham, WA, 98225. We will be at the college from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm.
 

* Monday-Friday, October 15-19 at GaPac Community FCU at 2501 James St. in Bellingham, WA, 98225. Barrels will be placed in the lobby during business hours (9:00 am - 5:30 pm) to be collected for off-site shredding.
 

* Saturday, October 20 at the WECU Education Center at 511 E. Holly Street in Bellingham, WA, 98225. We will be at the Education Center from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
 

We thank the hosting business for providing this service to the communities they serve, and will continue to schedule more community shred events.
June 1, 2007

PAPER SHREDDING OFFER TO PUBLIC SAVES 7 TREES

GaPac Credit Union and Sound Shredding & Recycling collected enough confidential paper in April to save more than seven 100 foot-tall trees, along with saving some people the headache of potential identity theft. 

For a week the two businesses jointly provided locked barrels at the credit union on James and Alabama Streets for the public to place their unwanted confidential papers at no cost. The full barrels were taken to Sound's facility for shredding. All the paper was shipped directly to pulp mills for reuse as recycled paper products.  
GaPac and Sound Shredding & Recycling plan to offer this free service again in October, during National Credit Union Week. The scheduled shred will be open to the community.
June 1, 2007

SOUND SHREDDING & RECYCLING UNVEILS NEW NAME, NEW WEBSITE, 
AND A STATE-OF-THE-ART MOBILE SHREDDING TRUCK

As of June 1, Sound Recycling Services has updated its name, website, and mobile shredding equipment to accurately reflect the nature of their business and better serve their customers in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties.
 
The updated name, “Sound Shredding and Recycling,” better fits the services offered by the company.
 
“The name now accurately reflects the company’s business,” says founder John von Krusenstiern. “We’re an information destruction company – that’s what we do. While we still recycle every scrap of paper that comes through our warehouse, shredding is our primary business.”
 
In line with this renewed emphasis on information destruction, Sound Shredding & Recycling has rolled out its newest piece of equipment, a state-of-the-art mobile shredding truck. The new truck, which can shred up to 5000 pounds of paper per hour, allows Sound Shredding and Recycling to greatly expand their mobile shredding capacity at more competitive rates.
 
“The need for a new mobile shredding truck was brought about both by a growing number of customers and a need to better serve our existing demand,” says Peter Rasco, General Manager. “Increased efficiency means increased savings for our mobile shredding customers."

To reflect these change, the company’s website, www.soundrecycling.com, has been revamped and expanded, providing more detailed information on security policies, services, and options available to customers. Combined, these changes fulfill Sound Shredding & Recycling’s mission statement.
 
“Since 1990, we have strived to bring world-class service to Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties,” says Rasco. “ With these changes, we have taken yet another step in that direction.
January 1, 2007

SOUND RECYCLING ADDS NEW SALES LEAD

Sound Recycling Services, Inc. employee Rich Boyer has been promoted to the role of Sales Lead.
 
Boyer has been with Sound for a year and a half, and brings 5 years of marketing and sales experience to the company. A longtime Bellingham resident, Boyer is a graduate of Western Washington University, and he brings an increased level of enthusiasm and expertise to the company.
 
“We’re very glad to have him on board,” states Peter Rasco, Sound Recycling’s General Manager. “Our aim is to be the premier provider of confidential shredding and recycling services in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties, and he brings the sort of service-oriented mindset that we value most in our relationship with our clients.”
 
For more information, contact Rich Boyer at Sound Recycling Services via phone at (360) 733-7932, via email at rboyer@soundrecycling.com , or via our website, www.soundrecycling.com
September 1, 2006

SOUND RECYCLING WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

On September 1, 2006, Sound Recycling Services, Inc., welcomed new General Manager and majority owner Peter Rasco to its business.
 
Rasco comes to Sound with more than 16 years experience of managing and developing environmental firms, primarily in Northern California. Rasco brings a renewed enthusiasm for growth, and a continuing desire to explore ways of increasing Sound’s value to its growing number of customers.
 
Located in Bellingham, Sound Recycling Services has provided confidential document shredding and recycling services in Skagit, Whatcom, and the surrounding counties for more than 16 years. Founder John Von Krusenstiern, who started the business in 1990, retains minority ownership and will remain active in the company.
 
For more information, contact Rich Boyer at Sound Recycling Services, Inc. via phone at (360) 733-7932, via email at rboyer@soundrecycling.com , or via our website, www.soundrecycling.com.

Call us today with any of your shredding/recycling questions - and we'll be happy to cater to your needs.

360.733.7932
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