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Highland Recycling and Shredding
329 Madison Street, Highland, Illinois, United States

Memberships : NAID AAA Certified
About Yard

 Highland providing friendly, accurate and trustworthy consumer and industrial recycling, metal purchasing and document destruction covering the Metro East, Southern Illinois and St. Louis areas for over 17 years. Our recycling location in Highland provide recycling and metal purchasing utilizing our easily visible state-certified scales allowing for accurate measurements resulting in maximum payouts. Our document destruction service, based in Highland, assists our customers in meeting current regulatory requirements. Our NAID Certified process allows our customers the reassurance that their documents are being destroyed utilizing the highest security methods and then recycled into new paper products. The core competency of Highland Recycling and Shredding is exceeding our customer’s expectation for recycling, metal purchasing and shredding of sensitive documents for customers.

Highland Recycling and Shredding is a family owned and operated recycling and document destruction company. A certified member of NAID (National Association for Information Destruction), HR&S delivers:

  • reliable and consistent service
  • quality reporting processes
  • centralized billing
  • technologically advanced tools, systems and methods
  • ecologically sound practices

Highland Recycling and Shredding

  • Confidential Shredding — AAA NAID Certified
  • Metal Purchasing — Honesty, integrity using visible scales which provide ensure highest payout
  • Consumer Recycling — 24 hour drop off for cardboard, paper and tin cans
  • Industrial Recycling — Full service recycling including baler programs

Secure Shredding:

Shredding isn’t a cost, it’s an insurance. HR&S provides you with Off-Premise Secure Documented Destruction of your confidential material. HR&S is certified by NAID to provide you with the highest of security and protection in the industry.

Facility Security - 
Highland Recycling and Shredding’s facility is protected and monitored by a 24-hour surveillance system and has physical and electronic locks which include motion detectors, door-open sensors, audio sensors and video cameras. The video cameras cover our entire facility and records to a dedicated video server. Highland Recycling and Shredding employees are regularly screened for drugs and criminal history, and are trained in information security procedures to ensure constant protection to our customer's sensitive documents.

Shred: For All The Right Reasons!

  • To PROTECT your customers’ privacy and prevent IDENTITY THEFT
  • To OBEY LAWS, requiring shredding
  • To PROTECT your employees’ privacy
  • To PROTECT your company and shareholders by safeguarding proprietary trade information.

NAID AAA Certified

Highland Recycling and Shredding was awarded the NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) AAA Certification on January 23, 2012. This Certification is the highest accreditation a document destruction company can receive in the country. This is a voluntary Certification, and it is awarded to companies that meet or exceed rigorous security standards and document handling procedures described below. Highland Recycling and Shredding is certified for plant-based operations and endorsed media destruction for paper/printed media and computer hard drives.

Operational Security

  • All visitors are accompanied by an access employee at all times, and a visitor’s log is kept on file
  • Unauthorized access is prevented at all entrances of the shred room in our building
  • Highland Recycling and Shredding has key entry on all man doors as well as locked overhead doors which are gated and padlocked when open
  • Alarm system, security cameras and closed circuit monitoring system at all access point of the building and sufficient clarity to identify individuals
  • Weekly CCTV Logs used to check the camera and recording systems and kept on file
  • Monthly Operational Security Maintenance Logs used to check security functions and kept on file
  • Monthly Quality Control of all shredded material
  • Policies and procedures manual for drivers and destruction processing employees
  • All media for destruction is attended by an employee or locked and secured in collection vehicles at all times before destruction
  • All collection and destruction vehicles must have applicable governmental inspections
  • Two-way communication devices must be carried by drivers at all times
  • Employees must wear Company uniforms and ID badges to improve recognition to customers

Our paper products are delivered to various paper plants around the USA. There are many products that you use every day that contain recycled paper:

  • Office paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Text books
  • Newspaper
  • Insulation in your attic
  • Packing material
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Diaper

We Do Not Accept:

  • Glass
  • Oil
  • Liquids
  • Hazardous Material
  • Small household batteries
  • Light Bulbs


Materials Accepted
Company Services
  • Tin Cans Recycling
  • Newspaper Recycling
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Cardboard Recycling
  • Clothing Recycling
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Yard Locations

329 Madison Street
Highland, Illinois
United States
ZIP: 62249

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Operating Hours

CLOSED ( Opens on Monday at 8:00 am)
MondayFrom 8:00 am To 4:30 pm
TuesdayFrom 8:00 am To 4:30 pm
WednesdayFrom 8:00 am To 4:30 pm
ThursdayFrom 8:00 am To 4:30 pm
FridayFrom 8:00 am To 4:30 pm
SaturdayFrom 8:00 am To 12:00 pm