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The Basics of On-Site Mobile Shredding

Wondering what to do with your piles of unwanted paperwork? Just the thought of spending hours feeding unwanted documents into an office shredder is enough to induce anxiety. But in today’s compliance-driven environment, you cannot afford to procrastinate. An on-site mobile shredding service offers much-needed relief. In this blog, we explain the basics of an on-site mobile shredding service.


No two organizations have similar document destruction needs. Your on-site, mobile shredding provider helps you decide whether you require daily, weekly, or monthly shredding. If your shredding needs change, your shredding provider can modify your service schedule to satisfy your requirements.

Container Placement

On-site, mobile shredding eliminates having to remove staples and paperclips from your files, and manually feeding them into an unreliable office shredder. Based on your document destruction needs, your shredding provider places locked collection containers in your office. You can deposit sensitive documents into your collection containers without having to remove staples, paperclips, or rubber bands. Your shredding provider bar codes and locks each container to maintain a secure chain of custody for your confidential information.

Document Collection

On your scheduled shredding day, a mobile shredding truck comes to your business. A security-screened, shredding technician scans the bar code of your collection containers, records their fill level, and empties the contents into a rolling bin. They bring the shredding bins to the shredding truck and use a hydraulic lift to empty the contents into the shredder. State-of-the-art shredding technology reduces your paper records to small, unreadable pieces. Cameras mounted on the shredding truck enable viewing of the shredding process in real time.

Certificate of Destruction

Your shredding provider issues a Certificate of Destruction after each shredding project. This document includes the destruction time and date and proves your compliance with state and federal privacy laws.

Post-Destruction Recycling

After destroying your documents, your shredding provider transports the shredded material to a recycling plant. At the recycling plant, the shredded material is baled, pulped, and recycled into a variety of paper products.

As you can see, using an on-site mobile shredding service is as easy as 1-2-3.

Records Management Center provides businesses throughout Augusta, Evans, Thomson, Martinez, GA, Aiken, SC, and the Central Savannah River Area with professional shredding and destruction solutions.