Mobile Shredding Trucks: How Do They Work?

Posted by Ryan Richard

Mobile shredding trucks come out to your home or business to shred sensitive documents. You could either set up a schedule for us to come out or have us purge documents. If you are a business that has a lot of confidential information to discard, we provide locked boxes for you to deposit your documents into. As the boxes are filled, we come out and shred the contents. You might have us on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule. If you are purging, you might be a resident or a business that has documents that were saved for a recommended time that you need to get rid of.

Onsite Document Destruction

Our mobile shredding service uses trucks that feature a strong shredding assembly to ensure that your documents are shredded properly. Carolina Shred is MSA certified and you receive a certificate of destruction for your documents. Our trucks feature lift systems, remote curbside control, a full vision system, a galvanized deck and hard drive shredders. Our integrated operator safety system is OSHA compliant.

Mobile Onsite Shredding for Business

One of the first concerns that we hear is, “How much does mobile shredding cost?” The cost is reasonable and it depends on how often you have us come out to your business. However, when compared with the cost and risk of having an employee shred your confidential documents, using our shredding services is very cost effective. First, you won't have to pay an employee good money to babysit a shredder. Second, you know that your documents are kept secure. If you are accused of leaking information – even inadvertently – you will have a certificate of destruction to prove that you did shred the documents, x-rays or digital media such as hard drives.

How Shredding Trucks Work

When you contact us, we will help you determine how often we need to come out to empty your storage boxes. We'll deliver the boxes and then when they are full, will come out to your parking lot. You will be able to watch while we transport the locked boxes to the truck. The boxes are then emptied into the shredder. Once shredded, you will receive a certificate of destruction. The chain of custody as the document boxes move from your storage area and through the shredding process is documented.

You are able to drop entire files into the shredding boxes – you do not have to remove staples, sticky notes or even paper clips. Since you verify the destruction of your documents, the risk of confidential information getting into the wrong hands is nearly nil.

After Destruction

Once the documents have been shredded, they are baled with shredded material from other sources. This further reduces the risk of anyone ever putting those documents together again. The bales are then taken to a recycler. Recycling one ton of paper saves 4.1-megawatt hours of electricity, which is about six months of energy consumed by the average home. It also saves 17 matures trees, two barrels of oil and 26,119 liters of water. The shredded documents are made into other paper products.

Benefits of Mobile Shredding

The benefits of mobile shredding are many, including the reduction of risk of confidential information falling into the wrong hands whether by an employee or because someone puts shredded documents back together. Additional benefits include saving money and significantly lessening your footprint.

Mobile Shredding Trucks Near Me

If you are discovering how to choose a document shredding service provider, contact Carolina Shred to set up a schedule to shred your business documents or if you need a one-time purge of documents that you have kept for the recommended amount of time. We'll shred documents, x-rays and digital media.