785.232.0597 info@tarcinc.org

TARC Industries – Document Destruction

Meeting Community Document Destruction Needs

TARC Industries is a non-profit production facility that provides employment opportunities and work related experiences for persons with developmental, intellectual and related disabilities. We are committed to offering the highest quality service, the most affordable pricing and 100 percent customer satisfaction.

Since TARC Industries inception in the 1970’s, they have grown to partner with more than 500 local, national and international companies to meet their subcontracting, mailing, printing and document destruction needs.


TARC Industries meets all of our document destruction needs.  We continue to be highly satisfied and pleased with the quality of service provided.  We are treated as a valuable customer and the shredding services provided to our company is exceptional.  The service is high quality and cost effective.

Mike Morse
KS Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Document Destruction

TARC Industries adheres to the strict standards and ethics as outlined by the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID). NAID is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. TARC Industries has been a member of NAID since 2003 and NAID certified since July 2011.

Since joining NAID, we have worked to expand our document destruction line of business. Last year, TARC Industries document destruction served 370 commercial customers and recycled 1,049,521 pounds of paper. TARC Industries’ Document Destruction Line of Business provides job opportunities for five persons supported and three full-time employees.

Commercial Customers use secure bins provided by TARC Industries to hold their shredding until their scheduled pick up time. TARC Industries drivers visit to all of our commercial customers’ locations to bring the shredding to TARC Industries where it is securely destroyed by our destruction team. Documents are destroyed within 72 hours of pick up and customers are provided with a certificate of destruction.

Click here to learn more about our Commercial Document Destruction Services.


Residential Document Destruction

TARC Industries provides the same secure document destruction to individuals (residential) in the Shawnee County Area. We proudly provide one cart full free* for Shawnee County residents as a gesture of thanks for the 63 years of support given to TARC and TARC Industries.

We accept: Aluminum cans, confidential paper shredding, office paper, shredded paper,  newspaper, magazines/catalogs, junk mail, telephone books, boxes and books. Items not accepted include: household waste, medical supplies, glass, cell phones, batteries

In 2014, TARC Industries was the  Keep America Beautiful – Topeka/Shawnee County’s Civic/Non-Profit Waste Reduction category award winner and won 10 out of 35 national awards, including 2nd place for the Waste Reduction for a Civic/Non-Profit group.

Free Residential Document Destruction Dates 2017:
August 14 to 18
September 18 to 22
October 16 to 20
November 13 to 17
December 18 to 22
*9:30 am to 3 pm for Shawnee County and surrounding areas residents

For more information about Document Destruction call 785.266.2323 and ask for Betsy Gerhardt.


*Effective April 1, 2016: First Cart Full is Free!  Any additional trips will be assessed an 8 cents per pound fee, payable at time of service. Any excess amount considered a purge will need to have special arrangements and/or an appointment made, fees will be assessed beyond one cart full. All materials must be in a disposable/recyclable container, i.e. grocery sack, trash bag, cardboard box, etc.  TARC Industries will not dump containers or accept loose paper.