Frequently Asked Questions
The following are frequently asked questions about shredding. Since this is the association's website, we represent many different shredding companies all across the country. Each one may have a different policy on these subjects, but the following are general answers to the common questions which would apply to most if not all members of the association.
Do I need to remove staples and paper clips?
No, you can leave small metal items in the paper and the shredder will shred it too. However, please remove binder clips and larger pieces of metal.
What types of material do you shred?
All members shred all types of papers. Some members can destroy other materials too, such as electronics, plastics and other goods. If you need other material shredded, please call the member in your area.
What size of jobs do you complete?
We complete jobs as small as a couple boxes to jobs as large as a 1,000 boxes. Call us and tell us what you need shredded.
Who pays for the locked containers or bins you place in our facility?
If you are a regularly scheduled shredding customer, the bins are placed free of charge.
Do I need to sign a contract?
You can call us whenever you have sufficient volume of material to be shredded. We will work on an on-call basis. However, if you know when you want us to come by periodically, we can set you up on a regular schedule such as monthly, weekly, bi-weekly, etc.
Where is the material shredded?
There are two types of service. Some shredding companies bring a shredding truck to your facility to shred the material right there in front of you. Others load the material to be shredded into a secure and locked truck and take it back to the home facility to be shredded by a stationary shredders. They are pretty much equal in security.