Off Site Shredding Services

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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?


Off Site Document Shredding

Off site shredding is a secure document shredding service that is completed in a controlled, plant-based shredding facility. These facilities use industrial-grade shredders that can destroy up to 20,000 pounds of paper an hour. Our shredding providers can quickly and thoroughly complete even the largest projects with off site document shredding services.

Shredding your documents helps to prevent identity theft, fraud, data breaches, and more. With off-site shredding services, you can have all of your documents shredded at once and, when it is all said and done, you will receive a certificate of destruction for your records and verification.

Why Choose Off-Site Shredding?

Any Size Project

Off-site shredding is a good choice for any sized shredding project, and can help to eliminate private documents quickly and securely.

Save Money

When you use an off-site shredding service, it can tend to be a cheaper solution than mobile shredding because of not shredding the documents on-site.


There is no lack of security, but the major difference is mobile shredding allows for witnessing the shredding live. However, you will still receive a certificate of destruction.


Your documents will be picked up by your secure service provider and they will transport the documents to a facility for you. You won’t have to take any extra time out of your day to watch the shredding or transport the documents yourself.

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Off-Site Shredding FAQs

How does off-site shredding work?


1. Contat Shred Nations at (800) 747-3365 or fill out the form to receive free quotes from service providers in your area. Choose the provider that best meets your needs and budget.

2. Your selected shredding company will provide you with secure shred bins to store your documents awaiting pick up.

3. Your documents will be safely transported to a nearby facility, where they will be destroyed quickly and effectively.

4. A certificate of destruction will be created to summarize the shredding process for your records. 

5. Your shreds will be treated and prepared for the creation of new paper products.

How much does off-site shredding cost?


On average, off-site shredding costs $110-$130 for projects of 1-10 boxes. However, the price will depend on the size of your project, your location, and other factors. It is typically cheaper than mobile shredding though since the truck doesn’t stay on-site for the shredding.

How secure is off-site shredding?


Our off-site shredding service providers exceed or meet all data privacy regulations, including HIPAA and FERPA. While you may not get to witness the shredding, you will still receive a certificate of destruction for your records when the process is complete. It gives details of the shredding process and that it complied with all state and federal regulations as well.


What is a certificate of destruction?


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.

How do recurring services work?


With recurring or scheduled services, you can have your off-site 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 is purge shredding?


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 off-site shredding service providers 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 off-site shredding?


Yes, after shredding, the shreds will be recycled, pulped, and made into new paper products.

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