Opening Wildcat Shredding is a dream come true for Lynn Dietz, and she celebrated the fulfillment of that dream with a Chamber ribbon cutting Wednesday at her business, 1416 Old Main, Suite 1002, in Newton.

Though Dietz is disabled, she hasn't let that impact her sense of independence. She uses her motorized wheelchair to easily navigate around her office, and she is able to perform most of the work herself. Her favorite part of the business is marketing: handing out brochures and talking to people about Wildcat Shredding.

Dietz charges $0.15 a pound for shredding, or provides customers with a 32-gallon "security console" they can fill and have the contents shredded once a month for $20 (additional pick-ups are $10).

Dietz uses a cross-cut method of shredding and sometimes shreds documents from two different sources together, making it almost impossible for someone to piece a document back together. Customers will receive a “certificate of destruction” that itemizes the shredding date and the amount of material that was destroyed.

Types of documents the business shreds include customer lists and records; contracts; inventory lists; accounting info; canceled and blank checks; credit card receipts; and more.

So far, Dietz has about 20 customers and is looking for more. To set up an appointment to drop off or have Dietz pick up shredding, contact her at 804-4744 or email