Let Pros Shred For You

Having a pro shred for you like FileShred is easier and more cost-effective than you think.

Why Is It Easier

Professional document destruction services have trained staff and powerful equipment that can destroy personal and business papers many times quicker than you could ever do yourself. Because of their commercial shredders, there is little or no prep work necessary with the papers you want destroyed. With most professional shredding services, they do all of the work. You get just to show them what you want shredded.

Why It’s More Cost Effective

If you buy a personal shredder, you need to be aware of why it may actually cost you more money.

  • The time you or someone else will take to feed the documents through the small shredder will be tremendous. What a commercial shredder can destroy in just a few minutes will take you many days, if not weeks, to do with a personal shredder.
  • Most personal shredders can’t destroy staples, paper clips, and rubber bands. It will take additional time for you to remove all those items so the paper can be destroyed.
  • What is the cost of the lost work time of any individual to shred documents compared with the more productive work they can be doing for the company?
  • When you do your analysis, you will find that a professional paper shredding service is far more cost-effective than doing it yourself.

The Rise Of Professional Shredding Services

With the proliferation of digital information, it’s easy to overlook the importance of physical document security. However, even in our digital age, paper documents containing sensitive information persist. From financial records to medical documents, these papers can pose a significant risk if not properly disposed of.

Professional shredding services have emerged to address this need efficiently and securely. These services offer businesses and individuals a convenient solution to destroy documents beyond recognition, minimizing the risk of data breaches and identity theft.

Why Choose Professional Shredding?

1. Security and Compliance

Professional shredding services prioritize security and compliance with industry standards and regulations. They employ stringent protocols and equipment to ensure documents are thoroughly destroyed, reducing the risk of unauthorized access.

For businesses, compliance with regulations such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) or FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) is critical. Professional shredding services help companies adhere to these regulations, mitigating legal and financial risks associated with data breaches.

2. Efficiency and Convenience

Outsourcing document shredding to professionals saves time and resources. Rather than relying on office shredders that are prone to jams and inefficiencies, professional shredding services offer swift and thorough destruction of documents. This allows businesses to focus on core operations while ensuring data security.

Individuals also benefit from the convenience of professional shredding services. Instead of spending hours shredding documents manually, they can simply drop off or schedule a pickup for bulk shredding, freeing up valuable time for other tasks.

3. Environmental Responsibility

Beyond security and efficiency, professional shredding services often prioritize environmental sustainability. Many providers recycle shredded paper, contributing to the conservation of natural resources and reducing waste sent to landfills. By choosing professional shredding, individuals and businesses can align their document disposal practices with environmental stewardship.

How Professional Shredding Works

Professional shredding services typically offer both on-site and off-site shredding options to accommodate varying needs and preferences.

On-site Shredding

A mobile shredding truck arrives at the client’s location, where documents are securely collected in security containers, then moved and fed directly into the shredder for immediate destruction. This option offers the advantage of witnessing the shredding process firsthand, providing additional peace of mind.

Off-site Shredding

Documents are collected from the client’s location and transported to a secure shredding facility. They are then shredded using industrial-grade equipment, with the entire process monitored to ensure security and compliance. Clients receive a certificate of destruction as confirmation of proper disposal.


From enhanced security and compliance to efficiency and environmental responsibility, the advantages of professional shredding are clear. By entrusting their document disposal needs to experts, individuals, and businesses can minimize risks and focus on what matters most: protecting their information and maintaining trust with clients and stakeholders. Let the pros shred for you, and rest assured that your sensitive data is in safe hands.

By Jim Dowse, CSDS