Go to Content

August 31, 2021

How do mobile shredding trucks work?

If you’ve seen large paper shredding trucks routinely parked outside neighboring businesses and wondered about the process of mobile shredding, PROSHRED® Chicago is here with answers. In this blog, we explain how our mobile shredding trucks work, and dive into a few services that these vehicles carry out. If you’re interested in learning more, keep reading!

What is a mobile shredding truck?

The mobile shredding trucks at PROSHRED® Chicago give you the benefits of on-site shredding services without sacrificing security or quality. These paper shredding trucks destroy your materials using built in pierce-and-tear equipment. Pierce-and-tear shredders feature multiple rotating blades that first punch holes into the paper that is being shredded, and then rip these items into tiny granules. A pierce-and-tear shredder won’t cut the paper like a store-bought shredder but tear it instead. This results in randomized paper particles that are unrecoverable, which ensures the security of client data. The pierce-and-tear mobile shredding trucks are able to shred up to 9,000 lbs. of paper per hour, with a payload of up to 10,000 lbs.

PROSHRED® Chicago Mobile Shred Truck
Document Destruction

What does the mobile shredding process look like?

When you sign on for a mobile shredding service with PROSHRED® Chicago, our technicians will help you find a date and time that works with your schedule. When the mobile shredding service date arrives, our shredding professionals will arrive on-time at your location. These technicians will then gather the shredding materials that you have set aside in secure bins or consoles, and will take these items to the mobile shred trucks parked outside. From there, your items will be shredded in minutes, and you can choose to watch this simple process happen from right outside your door. You can even request a Certificate of Destruction at the end of the shred job for your records.

What is the difference between scheduled shredding and purge shredding?

Depending on your shred needs, you can sign on for either scheduled paper shredding or one-time shredding. The biggest difference between these two services is the quantity of shredding materials and the frequency of the shred itself.

A scheduled shredding service will occur on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on your needs. The service itself will follow the process previously described: PROSHRED® Chicago will provide you with secure shred bins to store your shredding materials between each service. When it is time for your scheduled shredding, our technicians will pick up these bins, empty their contents into our shred trucks, and then replace the bins for you to use again.

A one-time purge shredding service involves shredding on a much larger scale. If you have a warehouse or office space filled with paperwork you no longer need, then a purge shred is the perfect solution. This is a great way to free yourself from thousands of documents all at once, and in no time at all.


What are the benefits of mobile shredding?

There are plenty of reasons why you should sign on for a mobile shredding service. Many compliance laws and privacy legislations require businesses to properly dispose of certain items, and PROSHRED® Chicago knows how to help companies stay compliant. In addition to following the law, a mobile shredding service can also ensure that your information stays secure. Throwing away certain paperwork can put your business at risk of a data breach or identity theft; having these items handled by a vetted and trained professional eliminates these risks.


How can I schedule a mobile shredding service?

Scheduling a mobile shredding service is as easy as picking up the phone and calling PROSHRED® Chicago. Our team can help you decide on which service best works for your needs. Whether you need scheduled shredding or a one-time purge, we can make it happen. Call us today to learn more: 708-263-4292

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to ensure you get the best experience on our website, assist with navigation, analyze your use of our services, and assist with our promotional and marketing efforts. If you continue without changing your browser settings, you are providing consent to our Cookie Policy. Click here to learn more about our privacy policy.