How Mobile Shredding Works

There’s no doubt that mobile shredding saves your organization time and money, and helps prevent privacy breaches. But you may not know exactly how mobile shredding, also known as on-site shredding, works. Here we explain the mobile shredding process and how it offers your business a secure privacy protection solution.

File disposal

Mobile shredding offers an efficient and secure solution for destroying sensitive paperwork. The chain of custody is documented during each phase of destruction, beginning with the file disposal process. First, locked shredding consoles are placed in your office, enabling confidential documents to be securely discarded. Whole files can be dropped into these shredding consoles without the hassle of removing staples, paper clips and sticky notes. Your containers stay securely locked until they are collected for destruction, reducing your company’s risk and liability exposure.

Document collection

The right mobile shredding provider will assess your document disposal volume and customize a collection schedule based on your needs—such as weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. With a scheduled paper shredding service, on your scheduled day of collection, a uniformed, screened and bonded professional shedding technician arrives at your office and gathers the contents of all shredding consoles. The documents are transported to the parked mobile shredding truck and shredding begins.

Secure on-site document destruction

Mobile shredding isn’t just convenient; it allows you the opportunity to verify the destruction of your documents. Once your shredding consoles are loaded into a mobile shredding truck, they are emptied with a tipper mechanism into an industrial-grade shredder. The entire on-site destruction is recorded and can be witnessed live via a closed circuit monitor. After the completion of your shredding project, you are provided with a Certificate of Destruction. Your confidential documents are kept secure throughout the collection and destruction process, and a Certificate of Destruction can be provided for your records. This same process is followed for our one-time purge shredding service.

Post-destruction recycling

Mobile shredding is an environmentally responsible practice. Recycling one ton of paper saves approximately 17 mature trees, 26,119 liters of water, two barrels of oil, and 4.1 megawatt hours of electricity (equivalent to six months of energy consumption for the average home). Post-destruction recycling is also an important part of the mobile shredding process. After your documents are destroyed, all shredded material is baled with shredded material from other sources—making document reconstruction all the more impossible. The baled material is then sent to an authorized recycling partner to be made into new paper products.

Mobile shredding offers convenience and security, and continues to be a reliable solution for securely and efficiently destroying your confidential business information.

Shred Guard provides NAID AAA Certified mobile shredding services to businesses throughout Atlantic Canada. For more information, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

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