Earth Day shredding at The Shred Center to benefit Hospice

Submitted Photo Pictured are brothers Taylor Swanson, left, and Jamie Swanson right. They are the new owners of the Shred Center, which will be taking donations for Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care for shredding services on Earth Day, April 22 in lieu of payment.

The Shred Center will again be offering free shredding services on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. In lieu of a charge for shredding, customers will be asked to make a cash or check contribution to directly benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care.

Under new ownership since January, The Shred Center is now located at 1943 New York Ave., Falconer. This new location is convenient for Saturday errands because of its close proximity to the Falconer Transfer Station. The facility will offer its secure shredding service to businesses and individuals on Friday, April 22 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

New owners Jamie and Taylor Swanson are very happy to continue this annual offering in support of the services of CHPC.

Secure shredding equipment and procedures are always top priority at The Shred Center, according to Jamie and Taylor Swanson. Documents of destruction will be offered on Earth Day to those who require them. Security cameras record all activity in the center and employees are subject to strict background verification and drug testing. The Shred Center has been in the document shredding business since 2003 and is a member of the National Association of Document Destruction. For more information, visit or call 664-3052.

“We’re very grateful to the Swansons for the support this event has provided us in recent years,” said Andrew Dickson, vice president of Community Engagement at Hospice Chautauqua County. “We encourage the community to take advantage of this opportunity and visit their operation. They have been reliably disposing of our sensitive paperwork for nine years.”

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call 338-0033.