Off site shredding is different from on site shredding—instead of shredding your materials at your Chicago location, trained security drivers load your files into a locked truck, protecting them until they are delivered to a secure shredding plant near Chicago and shredding them that same day. Your shredded documents are co-mingled with other projects, scrambling the pieces thoroughly so that they can't be pieced back together. Then, they are sent directly to a paper mill where the material is turned into pulp to make new paper.
This service is favored because it is often cheaper than on site shredding and considerably less time-consuming. Off site shredding is a better option for high-volume shredding projects because of the enhanced shredding capacity of a facility shredder. Off site shredding is compliant with every current federal and Illinois privacy law, including HIPAA and FACTA.
At the plant, only authorized personnel come into contact with your documents. The material is fed directly into an industrial shredder, which is capable of processing over 20,000 pounds an hour. A Certificate of Destruction is then provided to you with the certified weight that verifies that the papers were shredded.
Here's How Chicago Off Site Shredding Works
- Documents that need to be destroyed are collected by trained security personnel.
- The bins are safely transported to the shredding plant.
- The paper is shredded, compacted, and recycled into new paper.
- A Certificate of Destruction is provided.
Let Chicago Document Shredding Take Care of Your Off Site Shredding Needs
Off site shredding is the most cost- and time-efficient option available. If you know you'll be needing regular shredding or have a large shredding project, consider enlisting in an off site shredding service. Chicago Document Shredding can help you find a secure off site shredding process, so don't delay!
For cheap, fast, reliable off site shredding, contact Chicago Document Shredding! Just fill out the form to the right to request a free, no hassle quote, or give us a call at (847) 978-4918.