What is the size of the shredded material?

Our state-of-the-art shredding equipment destroys your data through a process that meets or exceeds legal and corporate requirements. Final shred is pinpoint to 5/8” wide – your identity is protected and all of your confidential information destroyed.

What kind of paper can be recycled?

We can shred and recycle just about anything! Junk mail, personal information, tax returns, checks, files, paper, manila folders and much more! Do not worry about staples, rubber bands or paperclips – our machinery will handle those.

I’m a small business – is your container service right for me?

Yes – all businesses generate and/or need to dispose of confidential documents in some manner. We offer totes and consoles that are very affordable and convenient for any size business. Every company should be aware of how their documents are being handled and disposed of to keep themselves and their clients/customers safe. 

Do you take residential clients?

Of course! Our mobile shred trucks can come right to you house for a one-time removal – spring cleaning and relocation are usually busy times for residential customers – or if you have a lot of paper waste, container services are available to residential customers throughout our service area.

Where are you located?

We are located at 64 North Genesee Street next to Babe’s Restaurant – take Lee Street off Genesee Street coming either north or south and look for the large building with the Empire Recycling sign on it – we’re just a half mile from the New York State Thruway exit 31.


Link to map

What are your container sizes?

Totes are available in two sizes:


32 gallon

19”W  x  22”D  x  37”H,

8” wheel diameter, weight 24 lbs.


96 gallon

24”W  x  35”D  x  43”H

12” wheel diameter, weight 51 lbs.


Our container totes are durable, watertight, secure and are on wheels for easy transport. Slotted lids are available for easy paper disposal.


We also have two sizes of consoles that both lock and are secured.

– 28”H  x  21-1/2”W  x  16”D

– 36”H  x  21-1/2”W  x  16”D

Do I have to pay for you to shred and dispose of my confidential documents?

Yes – there is a per pound price for all paper material, whether you bring it to our facility or if we pick it up at your home or office. To give you an idea of weight, a standard full letter-size banker’s box will range from 30-35 pounds where a full legal-sized banker’s box will range from 45-50 pounds. For cents per pound, you can get rid of clutter in your home or office AND protect your privacy.


For pick-ups by our mobile shred trucks, there are many variables that will affect how pricing will be calculated. Pricing will vary by your location, quantity of material that’s being picked up and where the paper is in your home or office and how it needs to be removed. For a quote, please call Bambi Helmer or Rob Shauger at 1-800-62-SHRED.


For large commercial clients, contract services and regular pick ups are available.

Can I just come to your plant and drop off? Do I need to make an appointment?

We welcome customer drop offs! Our delivery hours are 9:00am – 2:00pm, Monday through Friday at our headquarters at 64 North Genesee Street. We are located next to Babe’s Restaurant – take Lee Street off Genesee Street coming either north or south and look for the large building with the Empire Recycling sign on it. Customer parking is on the right hand side. Please come to our main office and you’ll be directed where to bring your vehicle from there. There is no limit on the amount of paper you may bring to be destroyed.