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December 14, 2020

What is Bulk Shredding and Why Do You Need It?

If you’ve landed on this page, you may be searching for services that can shred a lot of paper at once. While that is one of the services that PROSHRED® Raleigh offers, called “one-time cleanout” shredding, bulk shredding means something different here.

What is bulk shredding? A good way to think of bulk shredding is “multi-purpose” shredding. If you’re already a company that uses shredding services, you’re probably familiar with mobile trucks that can handle large amounts of paper and hard drives for shredding at your location. But with bulk shredding, large amounts of items made of various materials can be shredded at once. 

These items are typically items that are stored in warehouses of manufacturing and packing companies, but many other types of industries can have a need for bulk shredding as well. Bulk shredding is a big undertaking and can’t be done on-the-go: it must be done in one of our secure shredding plants. 

Because it occurs indoors in our facility instead of in a shred truck, the bulk shredding process is shredding taken up a notch. Our machinery uses two shredders, one for outdated manufacturing products and one for items with more sensitive information. 

Items that can be shredded with PROSHRED® bulk shredding services include:

  • Old uniforms
  • Books
  • Business Cards
  • Printer Rolls
  • Magazines
  • Hard Drives
  • Expired Medical Equipment
  • Backup Tapes
  • Pharmaceutical Bottles 
  • Packaging Material

Plant-Based Shredding Process

When we refer to plant-based shredding, we’re talking about our large shredding equipment located inside our secure facility. The shredding machine has more than 9 tons of steel components and the capacity to process over 20,000 sheets of paper every minute. 

What’s so great about plant-based shredding? The efficiency. Multiple types of expired, outdated items go into the machine, and come out shredded via a method so secure, you’ll never have to worry about the privacy of your company items or data. That efficiency saves you money, as our rates are based on usage!

You can also feel reassured that our entire shredding process complies with industry security standards. We have an AAA rating from the National Association for Information Destruction and all of our equipment is monitored all day, every day to ensure secure destruction of your items. 

Plant Base Shredding
FACTA / HIPAA / HITECH

Industries that Use Bulk Shredding…and Why You Should Too

Industries that have to follow HIPAA or HITECH requirements have to dispose of items that have old logos, outdated information or sensitive data, and a bulk shredding service is the best and most economical way to do that. Industries that commonly used bulk shredding apart from manufacturing and packaging industries are pharmaceutical and printing companies, companies that routinely have large amounts of products to destroy.

If your company doesn’t fit into that group, you’re still able to shred those items with PROSHRED Raleigh through our drop-off shredding services

As we alluded to earlier, certain companies have to follow legal requirements when it comes to sensitive data. Companies can get into big trouble if old uniforms or security badges are simply thrown in the trash or left in storage: criminals can use those items to impersonate workers and access information they shouldn’t be able to. This is just one of the many security issues that a bulk shredding service from PROSHRED® Raleigh can solve. 

Looking for a Purge Shredding Service?

If you’re looking to get rid of large amounts of only paper at one time, you’re likely looking for purge shredding, or one-time cleanout shredding. This service is perfect for those who are doing a little spring cleaning of old, piled-up documents, or those who are downsizing or moving office space and need to get rid of a lot of documents as soon as possible. 

The best part about our one-time cleanout service is that you don’t have to load up boxes of papers and take them to our site: we can come to you with one of our mobile shred trucks and get the job done with minimal interruption of your work day. 

After your documents are securely shredded, you will be handed a certificate of destruction as documentation that your documents have been destroyed, and we will take the shredded paper to our local recycling partner.

PROSHRED® Raleigh Bulk Shredding  

If your company is looking for an efficient, cost-effective way to get rid of recalled, expired, old or outdated items, look no further than  PROSHRED® Raleigh’s bulk shredding services. Our plant-based shredding facility is secure and monitored so you can have peace of mind that each and every item you put into our care is destroyed fully. As one of the only  PROSHRED® locations to offer bulk shredding services, we’re proud of what we do, and we think you’ll like the results. 

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