Shredding Services

InfoShield’s shredding trucks are equipped with cross cutting technology and can destroy up to 5000 lbs. of paper per hour, which equates to about 300 lbs. of paper in 3 minutes.  This means faster service and savings for our customers.  Our mobile shredding trucks meet or exceed all Federal and State privacy legislation requirements.

Witnessed destruction of material is always available via our on-board video monitor clearly displaying the shredding process of deposited paper.

What happens with the paper once it’s shredded?

confidential document shredding servicesOnce the truck is full of your shredded documents as well as several tons of other InfoShield client material, it heads to the recycling plant where the pulverized paper is unloaded and comingled with other recyclable material.  It is then compacted and baled and sent to paper mills for processing  into commercial paper products.

We recycle 100% of our client’s shredded material.  When partnering with us, you not only comply with all federal and local laws for information destruction security, but you are also participating in the global effort to help preserve and protect our planet.    Here are some alarming facts:

  • Americans use over 67 million tons of paper each year, or 600 pounds per person.
  • Each year over 900 million trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.

Here is the good news, recycling only one ton of paper saves the following: 

  • 17 trees
  • 7000 gallons of water
  • 2 barrels of oil
  • 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill

Producing recycled paper requires about 60% of the energy used to make paper from virgin wood pulp.