Chesapeak Shredding often is asked many questions about the shredding process and document destruction. Here are few examples of common questions.
Why should I use Chesapeak Shredding’s services over a paper shredder?
Chesapeak Shredding’s mobile shredding truck is capable of shredding massive amounts of papers very quickly. For a batch of papers that it would take an in-house employee 8 hours to shred, our shredding service would process the paper in 15 minutes. Our services allow your employees to spend their time on valuable tasks that are oriented towards reaching your business goals, while maintaining confidentiality and freeing up your resources.
What should I shred?
Payroll stubs, account information, addresses, phone numbers, applications, background checks, budgets, memos, design ideas, legal documents, manuals, training information, trade secrets or any type of confidential information. Any paper that is being thrown away can be placed in the Chesapeak Shredding’s bin to be recycled.
Do I need to remove paper clips or staples from my documents?
No, the low-speed, high-torque shear process can shred paper clips, staples, and even videos, reel-to-reel tapes and compact discs.
Does Chesapeak Shredding take computers and hard drives?
Yes. Along with paper shredding services, we also offer secure Hard Drive shredding and electronic recycling of hardware. We will be happy to take any of your unwanted electronic devices off your hands, including:
- Hard Drives
- Cell phones
- Data tapes
Sorry, but we do not take battery packs.
How often will the Chesapeak Shredding truck come to shred confidential documents?
Chesapeak shredding offers both scheduled services and purge services. Scheduled services are for businesses that regularly generate confidential information. The volume of documents produced will determine the frequency of their services. Purge services are for businesses and households that do not have a steady need for document destruction services. Their visits are determined on an as-needed basis.
How will I know if Chesapeak Shredding has shredded all of my confidential documents?
Chesapeak Shredding will present a signed Certificate of Destruction for each visit to your location.
Therefore, Chesapeak Shredding LLC assumes all liability for your confidential documents the second they leave your hands.
What happens to the papers after they are shredded?
The shredded material is compacted and mixed with other data, making it virtually unidentifiable. Then, the shredded papers are manufactured into recycled paper products. This ultimately reduces costs and waste, and creates environmental sustainability.