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Did you know that your Hard Drives and Cell Phones contain more private information than hundreds of boxes of paper that could put you or your company at risk?


Mobile Paper Shredding Services

Mobile shredding services provide a unique combination of data security and convenience, addressing the needs of both individuals and businesses. With this service, a shredding truck arrives directly at your designated location, ensuring on-site destruction of your sensitive materials.

This innovative solution delivers peace of mind by allowing you to witness the shredding process firsthand. For businesses, it’s a proactive approach to maintaining adherence to legal and compliance standards. For residents, it instills confidence as your confidential information is effectively and thoroughly eliminated.

Another great benefit to using a shredding service is the certificate of destruction. This official document serves as a guarantee that any form of information, whether personal or business-related, has been completely destroyed.

Why Choose Onsite Shredding?

Opting for mobile shredding offers a multi-faceted advantage. Beyond the evident convenience factor, it delivers unmatched security by ensuring on-site destruction of documents, minimizing the risk of data breaches. This aspect is particularly crucial in the context of stringent data protection regulations, where mobile shredding’s documented chain of custody and certificates of destruction play a pivotal role in demonstrating compliance.

The time efficiency gained is substantial, especially for businesses seeking streamlined resource allocation. Additionally, mobile shredding’s eco-friendly practices, often including paper recycling, align with sustainability concerns and enhance overall environmental responsibility. Mobile document shredding is a comprehensive solution that optimizes security, compliance, efficiency, and environmental consciousness, making it a strategic choice for both businesses and individuals.

Check out our video on the mobile shredding process.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

Scarsdale, NY
"I would highly recommend this business. They were professional and immediately responded to my phone call and quickly arranged a date for the mobile shredder to come to my home. The driver was friendly and efficient in his work"
Arroyo Grande, CA
"Very informative regarding mobile shredding service for residential location and pricing"

Mobile Shredding FAQs

How does mobile shredding work?


1. Once you contact Shred Nations through the form or phone: (800) 747-3365, we will match you with a provider that matches your needs. You can select the one that works for you and schedule your mobile service. 

2. The next step is to gather all of the boxes and documents you have to shred. 

3. The shred day is here and the provider will bring out the boxes or bins to the shred truck.

4. The documents and/or bins are placed on the shred truck and destroyed into thousands of bits within seconds. 

5. You’ll receive a certificate of destruction as a comprehensive record, affirming the thorough and secure disposal of your sensitive materials. This aids in reinforcing your confidence in the data security measures undertaken

What is witnessed shredding?


Witnessed shredding refers to being able to observe the shredding process. HIPAA requires proof of secure destruction, so witnessed shredding is the ideal solution for industries handling personal information.

How does a mobile shred truck work?


A mobile shred truck comes equipped with industrial shredders that can destroy up to 8,000 pounds of paper an hour, as well as shred CDs, hard drives, and more. The truck’s control panel opens a mechanical arm to secure your shred bin to the automatic grip lift system. Then, the bin is lifted and the materials are dumped into the truck’s hopper lid. The empty bin will go back down and another can take its place if needed. The contents of the bin(s) run through the shredder that rips and shreds your materials. Lastly, the shreds mix and compact with materials from other stops.

How much does mobile shredding cost?


On average, mobile shredding costs $130-$175 for projects of 1-10 boxes. However, the price will depend on your location, project size, and other factors. Once you contact us with the details of your project, we will be able to give you accurate price quotes from service providers in your area.

How secure is mobile shredding?


Mobile shredding is the most secure shredding service you can get. Your service providers will give you locking shred bins that are lifted directly into the shred truck’s shredder so the service provider will never come into contact with any of your documents. In addition, you get to watch the whole process happen and still receive a certificate of destruction for your records when the process is complete.

What is a certificate of destruction?


A certificate of destruction is a formal document that provides details about the destruction of your papers and ensures the shredding process complies with all state and federal security laws. It includes details such as the transaction number, chain of custody, terms and conditions, collection date, location of the destruction, and more.

What industries should witness their shredding?


All businesses must protect consumer privacy and mobile shredding is the best way to do so. However, some industries have stricter regulations than others including:

Medical and Healthcare

Financial Services

Education Institutions

Government and Legal Services

– Data-Based Businesses

How do recurring services work?


With recurring or scheduled services, you can have your mobile shredding service provider come to your location weekly, monthly, or quarterly, depending on your needs. In addition, your service provider will provide you with locked shred bins to hold your documents until your decided shred day.

What are purge shredding services?


Purge shredding is a one-time event for shredding documents in bulk. It’s ideal for when there’s a large number of documents past their retention time, there isn’t a need for ongoing services, or individuals just need a one-time clean-out of personal documents. Our service providers’ mobile shred trucks are equipped to handle any size project and can complete a purge shredding service in minutes.

What is HIPAA?


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) helps regulate and protect protected health information (PHI). Covered entities must implement reasonable safeguards, limit incidental uses, and avoid prohibited uses and disclosures of PHI, including the proper disposal of this information.

What is GLBA?


The Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) defines how financial institutions should handle and dispose of documents to protect their clients.

What is FERPA and PPRA?


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) require information protection of all educational records and personal data.

What is FACTA?


The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) requires anyone who uses information from any type of consumer report for a business purpose must dispose of the information securely and properly. Disposal must be sufficient enough so that the data can’t be reconstructed in any way.

Are my paper shreds recycled with mobile shredding?


Yes, after you witness the shredding, the shreds will be taken to a recycling facility to be pulped and made into new paper products.

Can the shred truck also handle electronics?


Most shred trucks can handle CDs and hard drives, but you will have to confirm with your service provider what their truck can handle or has room for.

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