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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions regarding shredding services? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page below to find an answer to your shredding question.

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PROSHRED® has a presence in 40 major metropolitan markets in 25 states providing secure on-site mobile shredding services. To find a PROSHRED® near you, click here.

We offer services to every industry. We have specially catered services for businesses, medical institutions, law firms, and manufacturers to name a few. For a full list of all industries we serve, click here.

PROSHRED® is committed to safeguarding your security with every shred job we complete. Proper destruction of confidential information requires the end-of-service procedure of providing a Certificate of Destruction to the client proving that in fact, the shredding of specific documents took place at a certain date and time.

No, you do not need to remove any paper fasteners, like paper clips or staples, from the documents before shredding. Once your documents are shredded, the shredding is then brought to a recycling plant where they remove the metal when making new paper products. We do not shred three-ring binders.

PROSHRED® is committed to safeguarding your security with every shred job we complete for you. Proper destruction of confidential information requires the end-of-service procedure of providing a Certificate of Destruction to the client proving that in fact shredding of specific documents took place at a certain date and time. 

Our trained professionals will come to your premises to take care of all your shredding needs. Then, your documents, hard drives and products will be destroyed on-site, in our mobile shredding truck. You can watch the process. Once your information has been securely destroyed, you will receive an official Certificate of Destruction. Finally, all of the destroyed materials will go to a designated recycling facility.

Of course! You can be sure that your documents are being properly destroyed by witnessing the shedding process via the closed-circuit monitor mounted on the truck.

Equipped with large industrial paper shredders, mobile shredding trucks come straight to your business or specific location for the utmost in ease and convenience. Your documents are then destroyed on-site so you can remain confident that your sensitive information will never again risk getting into the wrong hands. 

On-site shredding is when PROSHRED®'s mobile shredding trucks come to your location and shred your documents on the spot. Off-site shredding is when your documents are shredded away from your business location. 

Protect yourself, your business and your clients from identity theft. Shredding documents is important to ensure that all personal and confidential documents are risk free. Your company has a need for legislative compliance and total security of confidential information. Easily and efficiently clear out any unwanted or outdated sensitive files using one of our many services.

PROSHRED® partners with local organizations for a minimal cost to bring the most secure shredding events in your area. Please, contact your nearest location for more information: PROSHRED® Locations.

PROSHRED® is regularly hosting shredding events around your community. For more information, please check our events calendar or call 1-877-767-4733 (1-87-PROSHRED).

Once the paper shredding is done, 100% of the paper is recycled and eventually made into other paper products.

Absolutely. Hard Drive shredding ensures that all of your confidential and highly sensitive information remains uncompromised.

After the hard drives are completely shredded, PROSHRED® delivers the metal and electronics to recyclers for further processing. We only send electronic waste to certified recycling partners that comply with federal and state regulations.

Breach reporting is notifying authorities when the security or privacy of protected information has been compromised

For more information about breach reporting, click here.

PROSHRED® charges vary depending on the service. Fill out the Get a Quote form for a free estimate.

It all depends on your needs. If you arelooking to clear out old documents taking up room, use the one-time papershredding service. If you need large amounts of paper shredded weekly, use thescheduled shredding service.

At PROSHRED®, all our drivers complete a rigorous training regimen leading to their Customer Service Professional certification. Each PROSHRED® employee is charged with the responsibility to follow the business and document destruction procedures required to maintain ISO 9001 and NAID certification.

In-house shredding uses valuable employee time, stealing focus away from core business activities. Leaving “to shred or not to shred” decisions up to staff creates higher potential for employee error or breaches of confidentiality. 

PROSHRED® shreds more than just paper. We specialize in paper shredding, hard drive destruction, and product destruction.

Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees. Each time you shred with us, you are presented with a TreeSaver Environmental Certificate indicating the total number of mature trees you saved during the year through our recycling process. 

PROSHRED® Security offers services to every industry. However, we have specialized in industries that are regulated by federal and provincial legislation, such as businesses, medical institutions, financial institutions, law firms, educational institutions and manufacturers to name a few. For a full list of all industries we serve, click here.

PROSHRED® Security services 40 metropolitan markets in 25 states providing secure on-site mobile shredding services with a fleet of over 136 trucks. And, with our network of certified shredding partners, we provide shredding services nationwide. Locations we service.

PROSHRED® Security is held to the highest standards of information destruction. For that reason, PROSHRED® Security holds the ISO 9001 and NAID AAA certifications.

Other shredding companies charge hidden fees and fuel surcharges. Unlike many of our competitors, PROSHRED® Security doesn’t charge fuel surcharges or any other hidden fees.

We offer residential shredding services that are tailored to you. You can choose to use our drop-off service or on-site shredding.

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