The Top Ten
Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Why use a shredding service instead of
in house shredders? i
shred saves time,
manpower and money. Mobile document destruction
eliminates the noise, dust, cost and inconvenience of
in-house shredders. And, because most employees
intensely dislike shredding, they postpone the task, thereby
jeopardizing in-house security procedures for document
Why should we use an on-site service
rather than a less expensive off-site service?
SECURITY! By allowing a company or individual to leave
your site with confidential documents in whole form, you
relinquish all control over those documents. However,
you are still legally responsible for your information.
Off-site companies are generally less expensive because they
are able to net more profit from your scrap paper. To
manage its records properly, a company must ensure that its
outdated and confidential documents are securely disposed.
Government, business and industry are adopting secure
document destruction practices to avoid potentially damaging
situations. Many organizations no longer want to lose
control of private and often sensitive documents to waste
haulers, recyclers, or off-site shredding companies.
The bottom line is security, let i
shred provide you with
secure, on-site document destruction.
Do you recycle? YES.
Our shredded paper is taken to a recycling plant. Each
ton of recycled office-grade paper saves 12 trees.
Paper that is not recycled makes up nearly 45 percent of
What should I destroy?
Obsolete tax/bank records, marketing/sales strategies,
customer lists, price lists, sales statistics, bid
proposals, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes,
contracts, inventory lists, tax records, outdated business
records, personnel files, cancelled or blank checks, old
love letters, medical files, misprinted materials, and
internal restructuring plans, or any confidential trash that
may interest a competitor, a hacker, an identity thief or a
conspiring employee. Business espionage professionals
consider this type of confidential trash to be the single
most available source of competitive and private information
from the average business.
Do you have bins we could borrow as we clean out our files?
Yes, we can provide you with locking bins.
What types of material can I put in the console/bin?
You may put in all types of office paper, sticky notes,
index cards, computer binders, entire files (with clasps),
and carbon/NCR forms.
Is there anything I shouldn't discard? You
should not discard any kitchen or bathroom trash, medical
paraphernalia or hardback books.
Do you issue a "Certificate of Destruction"?
Yes, upon completion i shred can issue you a "Certificate of
Destruction". However, a Certificate of Destruction
does not transfer the responsibility to maintain the
confidentiality of the materials to the contractor. If
private information surfaces after the vendor accepts it,
the court is bound to question the process by which the
particular contractor was selected. Any company not
showing due diligence in their selection of a contractor
that is capable of providing the necessary security could be
found negligent. Be smart. Be secure.
Choose i shred!
How much does it cost?
Consoles are provided at no charge to you. Purges
(bulk clean-outs) are typically charged by the hour.
Secure Console Service is typically charged by the console
depending on the number and size of the consoles, as well
as, the labor involved in collection.
And the #1 Question:
1. Do we need to take off the
paper clips? No! There is no need to
remove paper clips, staples, clasps in folders or rubber