Secure On-Site Shredding FAQ

We at Secure On-Site Shredding understand that keeping your information safe is a huge priority for many individuals and businesses. An ounce of prevention can save months of pain as you try to recover from your information getting into the wrong hands. With our shredding services serving the Richardson, Texas area, we can ensure the safety of your business in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

We understand that you may have some questions about our services and what they can mean for you, so we’ve compiled an FAQ on our shredding services. Feel free to call (214) 306-5974 to talk to us about any further questions you may have.

Q: What areas do you serve?

A: We service an area that is an approximately 100-mile radius from Richardson, TX. Click here to see our Areas Served page.

Q: What do you shred?

A: Any personal or professional documents as well as hard drives that you don’t want to get into the hands of the wrong person.

Q: Why should I shred?

A: Keeping important documents for too long may put your business’s security at risk, and depending on your industry, may even put you at risk of non-compliance.

Q: What types of materials do you shred?

A: While we mainly shred paper, we can destroy a variety of materials such as digital storage devices (USB drives, DVDs, CDs, and hard drives).

Q: Why use on-site shredding services rather than off-site?

A: Off-site shredding is inherently risky in having your sensitive information transported in an unreliable vehicle that may be broken into or damaged. Your information may also have to be hand sorted for recycling once it has arrived at the plant. Our on-site shredding services eliminate this risk.

Q: Does your paper waste get recycled?

A: Yes. All material is recycled thus saving the environment. Together we are the earth’s greatest resource!

Q: What types of papers should I shred?

A: Any documents that can pose a security risk, such as (but not limited to) account data, medical records, corporate communications, phone/address information, communication logs, checks, and junk mail.

Q: Do I need to remove materials such as paper clips or staples before shredding?

A: Our shredders are powerful enough to take care of any excess material.

Q: Should I cross-cut or strip-cut my documents?

A: Cross-cutting your documents will ensure that they are shredded both horizontally and vertically into tiny pieces, which is the method used by Secure On-Site Shredding.

Q: Is document shredding environmentally friendly?

A: Yes. All of our paper is recycled.

Q: Do you provide a Certificate of Destruction?

A: Yes. We will provide you with this document following the completion of the requested shredding. You will sign an IPad and the Certificate of Destruction will be emailed to you immediately.


Don’t leave your information in the hands of amateurs. Rely on our professional and friendly staff to take care of your shredding and information disposal needs at any time.

Have more questions? Feel free to call us at (214) 306-5974 or visit our contact page.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our Trucks Shred On-Site
  • Personal Service For All Business Types
  • Available For Fund Raising & Community Events