The Dangers of Off-Site Shredding

Most privacy and security experts agree that organizations that use off-site or haul-away shredding services face increased risk and liability by not maintaining the chain-of-custody when disposing of confidential information. When confidential documents and private information are taken off- site for destruction, they may be handled by multiple parties out of sight of your company or organization, thus leaving that your business vulnerable to fraud and loss that may result in irreversible damage.

Just recently, two off-site shredding company employees in Vancouver, Canada were arrested for selling passes that the company’s client, local transit agency, had intended to destroy. Because it was taken to an off-site location, the pair had time to go through material to be shredded and were able to take them and then sell them. Imagine if this had been your company’s proprietary information instead. What damage might that have caused to your business reputation and overall health.

The Benefits of On-site Shredding

Cutters Document Destruction’s on-site shredding procedures reduce these risks and drawbacks by ensuring all confidential materials are destroyed on your premises by trained, bonded security professionals while on-board our state-of-the art mobile shredding trucks. By giving you the ability to witness our shredding service via closed circuit monitor, and by providing an audit-able Certificate of Destruction after each shred, we end the chain-of-custody right on-site with you. What’s more, we can shred in a matter of minutes what would take hours to shred in a typical office shredder, and customers don’t have to worry about dust, noise or waste disposal.

How On-site Shredding Works

Our secure process starts from the moment your employees deposit their confidential papers into our locked office consoles and containers. Based on your service schedule, our background tested and bonded employees empty your consoles and transport your sensitive information—in a locked wheeled cart to the shredding truck parked outside. During the entire process, your paper is never directly handled by our employees. The cart is securely fastened to the chute of the shredding truck and automatically lifted inside the truck to shred your material into tiny pieces. These are mixed with other shredded paper that cannot be reconstructed.

Our state-of-the-art trucks can shred thousands of pounds of paper an hour and quickly complete even very large jobs in a manner of minutes. Not only are all your documents completely destroyed on-site, 100% of the material is recycled and eventually made into other paper products. Each time you shred with us you know exactly you are helping the environment.

Cutter’s trusted on-site shredding service protects your company’s confidential documents and ensures your compliance with state and federal privacy and document security laws.