How much does paper shredding cost?
Costs vary based on volume and frequency of pickup. All solutions are customized for your needs…no one-price-fits all. Contact us for a quote.
Do I really need to shred documents?
In an era of identity and information theft, shredding documents is the best way to maintain your proprietary information and comply with all industry-relevant regulations.
What kind of documents can be shredded?
Generally speaking, you should shred obsolete contracts, sales forecasts, training documentation, market research reports, client lists, invoices/receipts, medical records, audits, HR documents, and more. If something is taking up space, and you would prefer no one sees it, then shredding is your best bet. Additionally, compliance regulations require the destruction of certain types of physical documents based on standard retention schedules.
What documents must be retained?
You generally need to retain tax records, employment and HR records, business property documents, incorporation documents, financial statements, and other legal documents for a given period of time. It’s important to check with state, local, and industry-specific laws before proceeding.
How do you ensure paper documents are completely destroyed?
Industrial cross-cut shredding renders all documents unreadable. By cutting lengthwise and widthwise, you can be assured all materials are thoroughly destroyed. This is slower than straight-line shredding, but your security is worth the effort.
What do I need to do to prepare my documents for destruction?
Not much. Our industrial cross-cut shredders can handle staples, binders, paperclip, and any other metal materials. However, we would prefer if you removed paper from three-ring binders and plastic covers, which are challenging to separate during the recycling process.
What happens to paper documents after they have been shredded?
100% of your paper documents are immediately shipped in 40-ft trucks to be recycled.
Are you certified for document destruction? What regulations are you compliant with?
We are. Access is NAID AAA Certified, ensuring regulatory compliance through the secure destruction and confidential shredding of hard copy records, computer hard drives, and other electronic media.
Can you destroy electronic documents on hard drives and other media types?
We guarantee total destruction of computer hard drives, CPUs, and other electronic material. All processes meet NAID certification requirements, and follow secure Chain of Custody protocols.
Can you ensure a secure chain of custody?
From the moment of pickup, your shred order is tracked and scanned at every stop, using GPS, barcodes, and more. There is never a moment of its optimized route where your materials aren’t accounted for. Read more about our Chain of Custody.
Do you provide Certificates of Destruction?
You receive a Certificate of Destruction after all material is completely shredded and securely shipped to be recycled.
Do you use the latest in shredding technology?
We sure do. From handheld scanners to GPS monitors, there have been crucial developments in document security. These aren’t just cool: they give you peace of mind.
How long does the secure shredding process take from start to finish?
This varies depending on ordering time and size of load.
What if I have a paper shredder next to my desk?
That’s great, but large-scale shredding takes time and energy. Making sure documents are secure 100% of the time takes logistics and more powerful tools than a deskside shredder. We shred all day. You can focus on your business.