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On-Site vs In-House Shredding

There is no better way than PROSHRED®’s trusted on-site shredding service to protect your confidential documents and alleviate liability associated with legislation compliance

PROSHRED employee shredding confidential material
personal black shredder with a big pile of shredded documents

Risks of In-house Shredding

Contrary to on-site shredding services, 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 a higher potential for employee error or breaches of confidentiality, and does not provide any independent certification that sensitive information has been professionally destroyed. Office shredders are messy, require maintenance, have limited capacity and require organizations to complete an extra step by putting the shredded material in the trash or recycling stream.

Benefits of On-Site Shredding

PROSHRED’s ISO 9001 Certified by NSF-ISR on-site paper shredding system procedures reduce risks and drawbacks by ensuring all confidential materials are destroyed on your premises by trained, bonded security professionals while onboard our state-of-the-art mobile shredding trucks. By giving you the ability to witness our document shredding service via a closed-circuit monitor, and by providing an auditable Certificate of Destruction after each shred, we end the chain-of-custody right on-site with you. What’s more, we can shred in a matter of minutes what would take hours to shred in a typical office shredder, and customers don’t have to worry about dust, noise, or waste disposal.

Business professional discarding sensitive documents into a PROSHRED secure console bin
PROSHRED driver shredding confidential documents with our mobile shredding trucks

How On-Site Shredding Works

Our secure process starts from the instant your employees deposit their confidential paper in our locked office consoles. Based on your service schedule, our Customer Security Professionals (CSPs) empty your consoles and transport your sensitive information—in a locked wheeled tip cart—to the shredding truck parked outside. During the entire process, your paper is never directly handled by our CSPs. The wheeled tip cart is securely fastened to the chute of the shredding truck and automatically lifted inside the truck to shred your material into tiny pieces, which are mixed with other shredded paper that cannot be reconstructed.

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