Many of our Atlanta customers want to know more about the shredding process and what actually happens when the paper enters the machines. To help clear things up — and hopefully get people as excited about shredding as we are about how shredding works — here are the steps it takes to transform stacks and stacks of paper into tiny confetti:
Of course, the first step in the process is to have a source of paper that customers want to discard.
With our scheduled mobile shredding services, clients store documents throughout the typical work week in our secure storage bins and consoles. Other customers store papers in the manner of their choosing.
When the time comes for the paper to be eliminated, PROSHRED arrives with our mobile shredding trucks to shred the documents On-Site.
We transport the documents to-be-shredded to our shred truck, in locked, wheeled storage bins.
The full transport bins are secured to the automated lift device on the side of our mobile trucks. Our technicians push the start button on console, and the bins are lifted to dump all the paper inside the shredding chute.
No one directly contacts the papers or manually dumps the bins for both safety reasons and to ensure the completeness of the job.
The papers loaded into the hopper chute fall into the shredding mechanism. There are two potential shredding methods we use to perform our document destruction:
The shredded paper materials commingle with thousands of other tiny paper particles to make reassembly a physical impossibility.
Now that these documents have been destroyed, the remnant paper can be given a new life as a post-consumer recycled paper. Tissues, paper towels, packaging and even new copy paper can be created by soaking the paper scraps in treatment chemicals to convert it into paper pulp.
PROSHRED® Georgia | Affordable Paper Shredding
5980 Unity Drive, Suite D
Norcross, GA 30071
Main Office Hours:
9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday
Drop-off Hours Monday-Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm