Shredding & Recycling


Scammers, con artists, identity thieves all love to get access to personal and financial information. It is important to protect data for you, your family, your business, or organization. Tearing something in half and putting it in the trash or city recycling can still leave it vulnerable to fraudsters. That is the premier reason that Pak Mail has added a shredding service.

Our service is professional, confidential, and safe. Whatever you are doing to create a need for shredding – spring cleaning, purging old files and financial records, getting rid of old magazines – you can bring them to Pak Mail with confidence. A little or a lot, volume does not matter; the charge is by the pound. Pull up to our door, and we will help you unload. When the shredding is finished, all the data will have been permanently eliminated in an ecological way.


international shipping from Iowa

At Eastern Iowa PakMail we are pleased to say – “Nuts to us!”

Eastern Iowa PakMail is a collection center for the Plastic Loosefill Council. We make an effort to be “green,” using what recycled materials are appropriate for a professional packing job. Please take a moment to read our guidelines, below, for what we can and cannot recycle.

Ode to Packing Peanuts

They’re in the garage
Where our things need to go!
They fill up my trash cans
Which costs extra dough$$$

And out in the storeroom
They spill on the floor;
They multiply monthly
To volumes galore!

So I must admit, there’s
No “ifs,” “ands” or buts” —
Those darn packing peanuts
Are driving me NUTS!!

We DO recycle:

  • Styrofoam™ peanuts that are clean and separated from other materials.
  • Biodegradable “peanuts” that are clean and separated from other materials. Please do not mix them with Styrofoam™ peanuts. They have different uses.
  • Bubble Wrap pieces that are a minumum of 12″ x 12″, un-popped, clean, with no tape and separated from other materials.
  • Plastic air pillows that are full, clean and separated from other materials.
  • Sheets of white, firm Styrofoam™ 1 inch thick, minimum 2 square feet.

We CANNOT recycle and DO NOT accept the following:

  • Cardboard/corrugated
  • Paper, including shredded paper and paper batting
  • Styrofoam™ that is molded (end caps, etc.), dirty, or painted
  • Styrofoam™ coolers

Go to for recycling options for these and other items.

Businesses or individuals with large quantities of “peanuts” may contact the store to schedule a one time pick up or to be placed on our bimonthly pick up schedule.

To avoid littering, please do not leave peanuts and other recycling when our store is closed.

Thank your for recycling.

Everyone is friendly and helpful. They reuse and recycle packing material when they ship items. Very conscientious of the environment and resources. Highly recommend this company!

~ Teresa C.

Chris and Lee are true professional's. They cover the whole process if needed, or just mailing it. I've used them several times and will continue to use their service.

~ Jim Sorenson

When I came to Cedar Rapids I was very new to the area and my living situation was temporary and I needed a permanent address. That is when I found Pak Mail to handle my mailbox needs. Chris and Lee are far and away the best people I have had the pleasure of working with. Even though they have many people they do business with, they always remembered my name and were quick to answer questions and provide solutions. On numerous occasions they went above and beyond. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose this business hands down.

~ L.N.

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FAX: 319-373-5795

5249 North Park Place NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402