Need to conquer your paper jungle?


    Paper Tiger Document Solutions is the ideal partner for document management needs of businesses and individuals in the Chicagoland area, Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin.

    Check out our process.

  • STEP 1

    Paper Tiger’s bonded and insured drivers pick up your documents at your work, home, you name it.

  • STEP 2

    We securely transport your documents to our facility in Gurnee, Illinois.

  • STEP 3

    We move your documents into a large container in our secure shred room.

  • STEP 4

    The container with your documents is emptied onto a sorting table where your documents are fed into the shredder.

  • STEP 5

    After your documents have been shredded, we make them into large bales. 

  • STEP 6

    We ship the bales to a paper mill for the next step in the process. Every shipment is about 22 tons of paper per truck.

    Each truck of recycled paper can save 374 trees, 8,360 gallons of oil, 66 cubic yards of landfill space, 88,000 kilowatts of energy, and 154,000 gallons of water.

  • STEP 7

    Once at the mill, the ink is removed from the paper. Then the paper cleaned, pressed, and sprayed onto a conveyor belt. Heated metal rollers dry and roll the paper to ready it for recycling.

    Every pound of paper we shred is recycled for reuse into the consumer stream from tissue to office products.

Paper Tiger Document Solutions is the ideal solution for the document management needs of businesses and companies in Chicago, Northern Illinois, Gurnee and Southeastern Wisconsin. Paper Tiger offers a full array of personal, individualized and flexible services - including document/data storage, destruction/shredding, rush and 24/7 retrieval all at very competitive prices and with a satisfaction guarantee.


Records Storage

Records storage is the backbone of our business. We store hard-copy records, from medical charts to personal financial information, in various sized boxes. Our modern, secure record center includes a clean private warehouse, steel racking, advanced electronic security monitoring systems, heat/fire/smoke sensors, and a comprehensive sprinkler system. Paper Tiger uses cutting-edge, bar-coding and inventory-tracking equipment to making it easy to locate and retrieve your stored information whether you need an entire box or just a file in a box. Because we also own our building, our clients are ensured of greater stability: we are here to stay.

Drop Off Shredding

Paper Tiger offers Drop Off Shredding. Bring your documents to our facility to be securely shredded. You may leave them to be shredded or wait and watch it happen.

While no appointment is necessary, please call us to let us know when you will stop by. We will assist you with unloading your vehicle. We don't have a limit on how much you bring, so clean out that basement or attic and we will get it shredded.

Documents do not have be boxed. Bring them in whatever container you have. Containers can be returned to you if requested.

Cost: 10 cents per pound with a $35 minimum charge.


Paper Tiger will pick up your sensitive documentsPaper Tiger provides secure residential destruction services for the Chicagoland area. We will arrive at your home to shred your sensitive documents in your driveway or take these documents away to our secure warehouse for shredding.

Data / Electronic Storage

Paper Tiger offers secure storage for all types of data and electronic media from optical disks, tapes, and hard drives. We store film and sound archives, digital archives and health information. Paper Tiger understands it is difficult to trust another business with sensitive information. We use vault technology to make sure your data remains safe, fireproof and confidential. Your data will be handled exclusively by bonded, insured personnel who have specific security clearance.

Nonprofit Discount

Paper Tiger supports nonprofit organizations and understands the budgetary challenges these important organizations face. As a result, we provide a 10% discount on all services to our nonprofit clients.  Contact us for more information!

Contact Us

We are located at:

1101 N. Estes Street
Gurnee, Illinois 60031-2213
Phone: 847‑599‑9700

Send us an email or get directions

Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed except 2nd Saturday Monthly Shred Fest