Shredding 101

Identity theft and unauthorized disclosure of private information has reached epidemic proportions. According to the Better Business Bureau, last year alone this crime claimed more than 8.9 million victims. 

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Information Destruction Options

There are many information disposal options from which you may choose. You can hire a shredding service, purchase an office shredder or simply recycle. The cost of each option varies, as does the level of security.

Information Destruction Laws

With identity theft and information fraud at an all-time high, the federal government has enacted over 40 information destruction laws to protect consumers.

 

Here’s a synopsis of the three most significant pieces of consumer information protection legislation:

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What types of shredding services do you offer?


We offer both on-site shredding and plant-based shredding.

 

What is on-site shredding?


Destruction that occurs at the customer's address, where the customer has an option to witness the destruction process.

What is plant-based shredding?


Destruction that occurs at the service providers' enclosed secure facility and only with fixed equipment designed solely for plant-based destruction, where the customer has the option to witness the destruction process.


What is off-site shredding?


Destruction that occurs at a location other than the customer's address, where the customer does not witness the process and the actual shredding location is unknown

With off-site shredding, do you think my documents will be secure?


No, that is why we provide a plant-based shredding service.

How does the shredding process work?


With on-site shredding, all your confidential materials are shredded on our mobile shredding trucks, at your facility. 

With plant-based shredding, we pick up your confidential materials, secure them in locked containers on our trucks, and then bring everything back to our plant. There your materials are shredded in a timely manner by our certified employees, while the entire process is recorded by our CCTV video monitor system. 

How often will you service our facility?


Before we begin we will consult with you to determine whether you require shredding services daily, weekly, monthly, or on an on-call basis. Our schedules are not set in stone they can be modified to accommodate your needs at any time.

What if I only need a one-time shred?


We service clients who use us just once, as well as those who need to shred regularly.


What other materials can you destroy besides paper?


We use powerful shredding trucks that will shred almost anything. We routinely destroy paper clips, staples, books, binders, CDs, hard drives, plastics, magnetic or optical media, and fabrics.


Why should I use a shredding service instead of our office shredder?


When you consider employee wages and benefits, then factor in depreciation and maintenance costs on your shredder, it can cost over $95 per month to operate an office shredder. That’s almost twice as much as our shredding service…and the cost isn’t even the most important reason to dump your office shredder

Why can’t I just use a recycler for our expired documents?


Most recyclers do not shred your confidential information. Instead, they transport in-tact documents overseas, where they are often vulnerable to unauthorized access. If you’re concerned about the environment, please remember that we recycle 100% of your documents after they are securely destroyed.

What types of security containers do you provide?


We offer a 95 gallon, a 64 gallon, and a 32-gallon executive console.

What can we put in the security containers?


You can put any color or type of paper, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, labels, and file tabs into our security containers.

Do you charge for the security containers?


Yes we will provide security containers to you at no cost.

How much do you charge for your services?


It depends on how many security bins you require as well as the service frequency. But our shredding services are less expensive than most people think. Call us for an exact quote

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How much do you charge for your services?


It depends on how many security bins you require as well as the service frequency. But our shredding services are less expensive than most people think. Call us for an exact quote.

Why don’t you charge by the minute, like other shredding companies?


Think about it. When you pay by the minute, you’re actually giving the shredding company incentive to move slowly. Our high-tech equipment can shred up to four times faster than our “pay-by-the-minute” competitors. That means we can service a lot more customers per hour than the other guys and pass the savings on to you.

Do you offer any documentation that our materials were shredded?


Yes. Once your documents are shredded, we issue you a certified Certificate of Destruction for your records.


Why choose Absolute Shredding?

Absolute Shredding is Hackettstown’s most comprehensive resource for all of your document shredding needs. With over 18 years of experience and a flawless track record, we’re the best choice for secure, on-site document shredding or plant base document shredding, in-addition to exclusive product destruction services! You simply won’t find a better inclusive service or rates that are better than ours! 

Mountains of paperwork take up a lot of wasted space. Plus, they contain sensitive information, and it’s your responsibility to make sure that information stays safe. With our shredding services, you can safely and securely destroy old documents, and make sure none of that sensitive information leaks out.  At the same time free up that much-needed office space.  We offer document shredding for both commercial and residential clients. When it’s time to clean up and dispose of old paperwork that doesn’t serve a purpose, call our team. We guarantee the total secure destruction of your paperwork—and the information contained inside—so you don’t ever have to worry about information security.  With all of our services, this guarantee is defined in writing with a certified Certificate of Destruction.  Plus we also destroy Hard Drives, Reel to Reel Film, X-Rays, and any other type of electronically stored sensitive information.  However, please keep in mind, we are more than just an information destruction service provider we also destroy products such as garments, shoes, pocketbooks, pharmaceutical packaging, car parts, recall goods Etc.  Please give us a call for a complete list of items we can destroy.