Secure Document Shredding


The Arc Gateway's secure shredding services were funded through an Impact 100 grant  to provide secure document shredding. Shredding services are available to businesses and individuals with no minimum pound requirement.


Not only does this program provide jobs for people with developmental disabilities while providing a valuable service designed to safeguard identities and confidential information, it also has environmental benefits too. Instead of throwing away pounds and pounds of papers, the shredded materials are sold to business partners to be recycled. 


Drop-Off Services

Bring your documents to the rear entrance of the Pollak Training Center located at 1000 East Fairfield Drive. Your materials will be weighed and you will be provided with an invoice for destroying the material based on $15 for the first 50 lbs. and $0.18 for each pound thereafter. Upon completion of service, a Certificate of Destruction will be mailed to you.  Drop Off Services available Monday-Friday, 8AM - 2PM.



Pick-Up Services

Materials will be transported to our facility in a locked vehicle. Upon completion of service, a Certificate of Destruction and invoice will be mailed to you.  For pricing and/or to arrange pick-up from your office or residence, call 850-438-5577. Storage bins are available at no extra charge to businesses that wish to schedule regular pick-ups.

Documents must be boxed or bagged in heavy duty bags for pick-up.


About the Process

Your materials will be shredded with a cross cut blade which produces 1/4 by 17/8 shreds, complying with security level 3 shredding standards. All shredding is performed in a secured area which is video monitored 24/7. All individuals handling materials have been carefully screened and have signed a confidentiality agreement. Once shredded, material is recycled.  You do not need to remove staples, paper clips or binder clips. All file folders, envelopes, computer printouts, etc. can be shredded. 



The Arc Gateway will be happy to set up an account for you with an approved credit application on file. To set up an account, please call 850-438-5577.


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Meet the Production Manager

Jean White,


Jean started working with Developmental Disabled Adults at her first job at Columbia State Institute in Columbus, Ohio where she worked there for two years.  After moving to Pensacola, Jean worked at Northview for four years before coming to work at The Arc Gateway as a supervisor at the Pollak Training Center.  In, 1993, Jean was promoted to the Production Manager at Pollak Training Center.  Jean has been with Arc for 28 years and has grown with the organization to see its up and downs and wouldn't change a day, making her the person she is today.  In her spare time, Jean enjoys camping, reading and spending time with her two Chihuahuas.   

Secure Document Shredding

Located at the Pollak Training Center

1000 E Fairfield Drive

Pensacola, FL 32503


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