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Frequently Asked Questions

Why hire a Shredding Service instead of using your own in-house shredder?

Without a doubt an in house shredder will cost you 3 and maybe as much as 5 times as much to perform shredding than to hire a 1-800-Shredding professional shredding service. Why? The combined costs of the shredder, office space, maintenance, electrical usage and disposal of the paper. Now consider the cost of labor, and the liability and all that will add up to much more than the cost of a scheduled shredding service. Plus, we do all of the work for you!

Are there any restrictions about what we can we put in your security containers?

Not really. Any color or type of paper is fine, as well as paper clips, staples, rubber bands, labels and file tabs. Even 3 ring binders are not a problem.

What happens if we need you to come out before our scheduled service date?

We will be there when you need us. Just call and we will pick up usually same day.

Can we reuse our boxes?

Yes; or they can be included in the shredding and be recycled.

How do I know everything has been destroyed?

You can watch the entire process.

What kinds of security containers do you provide?

We can provide you with your choice of a variety of security consoles designed to meet your needs. All security bins and consoles are lockable and usually provided free of charge for clients seeking regular service.

Why do you charge "by volume" instead of "by the minute"?

1-800-Shredding members charge by volume because we want to give the very best value to our clients. Using state-of-the-art equipment allows us to service more customers than the competition - allowing us to pass along the savings!

What if I only need shredding once a year?

Whether you have 5 boxes or 5,000 boxes, require service weekly, monthly or annually, just call 1-800-Shredding and your local professional has a secure shredding solution for you!

Is information protection a vital issue to senior management?

In a survey conducted by the Conference Board, top executives from 300 companies ranked the security of company records as one of the top five critical issues facing business. When asked which issues required immediate attention and policy development, the security of company records ranked second only to employee health screening.

Why Shred?

Well ... the question that should actually be posed is, why not shred?

Although the answer to the question, "WHY Shred?" should be quite obvious, a few of the responses would include:

* To Protect clients' privacy and prevent Identity Theft
* To protect employees' privacy and prevent Identity Theft
* To ensure compliance with privacy laws that require shredding or specialized handling of confidential information.
* To protect company trade information
* To prevent industrial espionage.
* To reduce in-house shredding costs, save on labor and file storage.
* To enhancement one's public image
* To be environmentally responsible

Documents, once shredded, are re-pulped and reprocessed into recycled goods. Each ton of paper saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, 50 pounds of air pollution, 4000 kilowatts of electricity and 3 cubic yards of limited landfill space! So ~ WHY not Shred?

What should I shred?

The short answer is "anything that could be used by anyone else which ~ if stolen ~ could adversely affect one's business or personal life. Several examples of such information include:

* Account Records & Ledgers
* Advertising Misprints Audits
* Applications
* Appraisals
* Bank Account Information
* Bids
* Billing Invoices
* Blueprints
* Brokerage Accounts
* Cancelled or Blank Checks
* Client Lists
* Competitive Information
* Corporate Records
* Coupons
* Customer Lists & Records
* Employment Information
* Estimates
* Executive Correspondence
* Expense Reports
* Forecasts
* Health Records
* Insurance Policy Data
* Internal Documents
* Inventory Lists
* Invoices
* Legal Documents
* Lottery Tickets
* Market Research
* Medical Records
* Obsolete Files
* Over-runs (Checks, etc.)
* Patent Material
* Payroll Records
* Performance Appraisals
* Personnel Files
* Receipts
* Sales Forecasts
* Social Security Numbers
* Surveys
* Tax Information
* Test Scores
* Treatment Programs
* Quotes

In addition to paper ~ what other materials can you shred?

We can destroy almost anything ~ from computer discs and diskettes to credit cards, hard plastics, x-rays, pill bottles and more! Call us today to discuss any items you may be interested in destroying; if you can create it ... it's highly likely we can destroy it.

How much does it cost to shred?

It depends upon how much material is to be shredded and in what form it is in. A 1-800-Shredding Account Manager will provide a competitive rate for Scheduled Service, a one-time File Purges, or for Product Destruction.

What types of containers do you provide?

We provide many sizes of Container Bins and locking Security Consoles which are available FREE of charge for Regularly Scheduled Service clients.

How do we schedule a pick up or get a quote for my shredding needs?

It's simple; either call us at 1-800-Shredding or simply click on the "Get A Free Shred Quote" Page on this site and complete the brief form and click “submit”.

What if we are purging a lot of material?

Call us at 1-800-Shredding and we will pick-up boxes or pallets of material or we'll deliver containers for you to load loose paper from your file cabinets. When you are ready for pick up, just give us a call and we’ll be right out to take care of your document shredding.

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