You May Never Buy Another Home Shredder

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The Shred Stop expands self-serve shredding to Safeway.

Industrial-strength shredding can now be found at the grocery store.

How many home shredders have you burned up in the past 10 years? Does your current 10-sheet home shredder now only take 3-sheets at a time? The Shred Stop is looking to solve this all-too-common problem with their industrial-strength self-serve shredding kiosk, now expanding to Safeway stores in the Seattle, WA area.

Like a Coinstar for document shredding, the Shred Stop can go through 50-sheets of paper at a time and a file-box of material in about 5 minutes. Other media, such as CDs and floppy disks, can be shred as well.

“People need a safe and convenient way to shred their files,” says Stephen Hershman, President of the Shred Stop. “Even the best home shredder simply can’t be made well enough at that price point, leading to a lot of wasted time and frustration. So developing an easy-to-use kiosk with an industrial shredder makes a lot of sense. We’re thrilled to be expanding our service into Safeway stores and look forward to serving new customers.”

After having his identity stolen in 2004 while serving in the US Navy, Stephen started treating his personal information with the same sensitivity as classified documents he handled in the military. Four years later, facing the need to buy his fifth shredder, he realized that a robust and convenient solution where you could actually see your documents destroyed didn’t exist.

The Shred Stop was born soon after, and is now expanding after years of testing and innovation.

With military roots and a co-founder with similar ideology, the Shred Stop has made the decision to do all of its major manufacturing in the United States. To date, they have invested over a half-million dollars in capital equipment, manufactured in Michigan and Washington State.

“We believe it’s extremely important to maintain a strong industrial base in our country, and are happy to be in a position to invest our dollars locally,” said Keith Rettig, co-founder of the Shred Stop.

To find the Shred Stop’s new or existing locations and learn more information about the service, see their website at

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