Frequently Asked Questions about Paper Shredding Services

How large are the containers?
We offer containers to meet most size needs.

How long does it take to schedule shredding?
Usually we can be at your location within a business day or two.

We don�t have anything that�s very confidential, why would we need a shredding service?
All businesses have occasion to discard confidential data. Customer lists, price lists, sales statistics, drafts of bids and correspondence, and even memos contain information about business activity which would interest any competitor. Every business is also entrusted with information that must be kept private. Employees and customers have the legal right to have this data protected. And don't forget, the law requires you to properly discard your customer's and employee's personal information.

How large is a cubic foot?
A cubic foot is 12"x12"x12". A small file storage box (the one that is the width of a letter size file and the length of a legal size file) is about a cubic foot.

What kind of paper can we put in your containers?
We will shred any color or type of paper, including file folders, paper clips, staples, and rubber bands.

What happens if our container is full before the regularly scheduled service time?
Just call us and we will come out early. We will reset your schedule from that date of service.

We have files stored to be shredded, but need to sort through them. Do you have any containers that we can use?
We can drop off as many containers as you think you will need, before the shredding date, for you to use to sort your files.

Do you take the shredded paper away?
Yes, after it is shredded and compacted in the trucks, it is recycled.

Do you bring the shredder into our office?
No, shredding is done with the large commercial shredder permanently mounted in our truck(s), which are parked in your parking lot or adjacent to your building. Shredding is done on-site, where you can watch, if you would like. This allows for total security, no method is better.

Can I keep my boxes?
Yes, you can keep your boxes to reuse, or we can take them away and recycle them.

Do we need to have a check ready for you?
Although a check on the day of the shredding is appreciated, we can bill you. We also accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

What areas do you service?
We have service throughout the United States.

Do you have lockable containers?
Yes. We offer a variety of containers.

Do you provide a certificate of destruction?
Yes, it is included with your invoice.

Why would I use a shredding service instead of just recycling?
For security. Recycling services are not designed to provide security. Generally, recycling services use open collection containers which are accessible to anyone; staff, janitors, etc. Generally, the employees of recycling service companies are not security screened personnel. Your paper is transported in the trucks in whole form, so that if an accident should occur, your secrets are everyone's. Paper is taken to the warehouses, which are accessible to the public, and the paper is sorted for grade.

Why should I have a shredding service instead of buying my own shredder?
Money! It will cost you 3 to 5 times more to shred in-house than to have a shredding service. Amortization of a shredder, staff time, square footage for the operation, maintenance, power costs and disposal costs all add up to much more than we charge - and we do all of the work!