Shredding FAQs

Q: Why shred?

A: Businesses have a legal and ethical responsibility to keep sensitive customer and employee information from falling into the wrong hands. Proper disposal of personal and confident documents in a timely fashion will keep your proprietary information out of competitor’s hands.

Q: What should I shred?

A: We encourage you to shred all paper leaving your home, office or business. It is the most certain way to protect your home or organization from identity theft.

Q: I don’t have a business only my personal documents, should they be shredded?

A: Yes, we encourage you to shred all paper leaving your home. It is the most certain way to protect yourself from identity theft.

Q: What happens to our paper after you shred it?

A: To help protect the environment all shredded material is baled and shipped to paper mills. The material is re-pulped and processed into white office paper or tissue paper.

Q: Are three ring binders acceptable?

A: The binders can harm our shredding equipment and we ask that you do your best to keep them out of the shredding containers.

Q: Do I need to remove staples and paper clips?

A: You do not need to remove staples but it will speed up the shredding process if the documents are free of paper clips, rubber bands and black paper fasteners.