Shredding Size Matters
Does paper shred size matter to you? It does to us.
American Shredding can produce the shred size that complies with your company requirements or personal preference. There are many shred sizes produced in the marketplace with little information about the shred size you are receiving.
Shred size is not talked about because the conversation can reveal serious security risks that would alarm most people.
Are the documents being strip shredded or cross cut? How wide is the strip shred? How wide and long is the cross-cut shred? Is ¾ inch wide by 5 inches in length secure enough for you? Keep in mind that the smaller the shred size, the longer it takes to shred the material, the higher the service charge. The faster a shredder works, the larger the shred size produced. If you base your decision on the speed of a shredding machine that shreds 6,000 lbs. an hour vs. one shredding at 2,000 lbs. an hour, then you are accepting a larger shred size than a smaller one.
At American Shredding shred size matters and we have invested in multiple shredding systems to deliver the customized shred size that you require. We go above and beyond current legislation as the laws do not spell out shred size requirements and use general language in describing compliance. Why wait for a security breach before looking into the service you are receiving?
We have mobile trucks and a facility to deliver various shred sizes. Many shredding providers shred documents only once. American Shredding can put your documents through a second shredding process to further reduce the shred size. All shredded documents are then mixed with other shredded paper to promote even further separation, making it impossible to put the paper back together again. Our shredders tear the pieces of paper making the edges frayed and uniformed.
When you utilize the services of American Shredding, you can be confident that your confidential information is secure from the moment we pick it up until it is made into a new product.
What is the importance of having a secure facility? We have the ability to unload our mobile trucks in a safe environment without the wind blowing the shredded paper around the neighborhood. We have the ability to bale the material ourselves and send it directly to the paper mill. We employ a staff of drug-free, felony free personnel. Many shredding companies do not have a facility which then requires them to go to a non-secure third party recycling center to unload the shredded material. This material is often unloaded outside, and the recycling company routinely employs personnel with felonies on their record. At American Shredding, we shred your material, we unload your material, we bale your material, and we transport your material directly to the paper mill to reduce risk and increase security. At American Shredding we know where your confidential information is from the time of pick up until it is made into a new product.
Call an American Shredding representative today to ensure your confidential information is in the right hands.
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