1. Our business uses a small paper shredder. Why should we pay for this service?
A typical paper shredder located in the office is not designed to process the volume of documents that should be shredded. This leads to making a decision not to shred a document (which should be shredded) in order to save time. In addition, your buesiness is paying the salary and overhead of your employees while they are doing the shredding. In most cases, this will end up being more expensive than using a document shredding service. You’re paying high salaried employees to spend time shredding documents. Torn2Shredz specializes in business shredding and can save your business time and money.
2. What is Mobile, On-Site Document Destruction?
Our trucks are specially equipped with a commercial shredder that can process up to 6500 pounds of paper an hour. We come to your facility and shred the documents on your site. You can feel secure, that when the documents leave your property, they are shredded beyond recognition. Torn2Shredz specializes in commercial shredding.
3.Why should we use an on-site service instead of an off-site service?
With an on-site service, all your confidential documents are shredded at your loading dock, or in the parking lot in front of your building. This avoids the risk of something happening to your un-shredded documents on the way to an off-site shredder. You can feel secure that when the documents leave your property, they are shredded beyond recognition.
4.How do I know that my confidential documents have actually been shredded?
With our on-site service you can come out to the truck, if you wish, and witness the destruction via a television monitor on the side of the truck. There is a camera inside the truck aimed at the shredder. You can actually view the shredding process in action. Additionally, as an option, you can request a video tape of the actual shredding. Torn2Shredz will provide you with a “Certificate of Destruction” with every invoice.
5. What happens to my shredded documents after your truck leaves our facility?
Your shredded documents are mixed with thousands of pounds of other shredded documents, making document reconstruction virtually impossible. The shredded paper is then transported to a recycling facility where it is further processed into recycled material.
6.What items should be shredded?
Every business has different requirements for shredding. In addition, there are U.S. laws specifically tailored for different types of business that requires them to secure certain type of documents. You should become familiar with the laws governing your type of business. In general, the following types of documents should be securely maintained and disposed of when required:
- Payroll records
- Personnel information
- Financial statements
- Sales reports
- Sales statistics
- Marketing plans
- Insurance information
- Billing records
- Medical records
- Tax records
- Legal documents
- Engineering drawings
- Purchase orders
- Credit memos
- Outdated checks
- Drafts of documents
- Outdated reports
7.Can you shred other types of confidential records?
Yes, Torn2Shredz can shred video tapes, audio tapes, microfilm, x-rays, microfiche, photographs, identification cards, credit cards, and more.
8.Do I need to remove staples, paper clips, and binder clips from my documents?
NO. There is no need to waste your valuable time separating these items from your documents. Our state-of-the-art equipment can easily shred all of these items.
9.How often should our documents be shredded?
Every business has different needs. Torn2Shredz can provide you with a free consultation of your needs, and recommend a regularly scheduled record management program. We can provide you with DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, OR ANNUAL service.
10. I have a large amount of documents in storage boxes. Can these be shredded at one time?
Yes, Torn2Shredz can offer you a special PURGE service that will take care of all your outdated confidential documents at one time.
11. How do I keep my confidential documents secured in between scheduled visits?
Torn2Shredz will provide our regularly scheduled customers with free containers where you can keep your documents secure in between destruction visits. You can view these containers by clicking here: containers
12.Our company puts our documents in the trash, which then goes into a dumpster. Isn’t that safe?
NO. The dumpster is in the open for days before the scheduled pick-up. Anything that’s in a dumpster is open and available to the public. Plus, the items in a dumpster are delivered to a landfill where it is dumped in open space, making your documents available for pick-up at the landfill. Most private detectives offer the practice of going through dumpsters to obtain information that you would prefer to be confidential. This practice is called “dumpster diving.” In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “dumpster diving” is legal.
13. How much does on-site shredding cost?
The costs differ depending on the type of service requested. Daily, weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, semi-annual, annual, and one-time only purge services are available. Torn2Shredz can provide you with a free consultation of your needs and recommend a regularly scheduled record management program. Contact us to schedule a visit and demonstration. Or call our toll free number at 1-877-TORN2SHREDZ (1-877-867-6274). Commercial shredding in its most secure form.