Key Questions to Ask a Mobile Paper Shredding Provider

head of a cartoon person with lots of question marks of various colorsThere’s a good chance you’ve seen a mobile paper shredding truck rolling down the street and thought, “Now that’s a service I could use!”

There’s no doubt that mobile shredding offers an efficient and reliable solution for protecting your privacy, but before signing up for service, ask your mobile paper shredding provider these key questions.

How Often Can You Come to My Business?

Every business, including yours, has unique paper shredding needs. A qualified, dependable, mobile shredding provider will assess your document disposal requirements and provide an on-site shredding schedule customized to your needs. Daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly service should be available to you.

What Do I Need to Prepare For On-Site Mobile Shredding Services?

With the right provider, there’s not much you need to do in order to have your documents securely destroyed. It’s as simple as pointing to the boxes and/or files you want shredded and watching as they are carried to the truck for secure on-site destruction.

If you’d like to set up a scheduled shredding service, your provider can also supply you with locked bins or consoles. These secure containers let you dispose of sensitive files much faster than using an office shredder and without the need to remove staples, paper clips and sticky notes. Then, on a recurring basis, the contents of your containers can be collected by a screened, uniformed shredding technician and destroyed on-site.

Are You NAID AAA Certified?

Let’s be honest, anyone can buy a mobile shredding truck and start a paper shredding business. But few mobile paper shredding companies can meet the security and ethical standards set by the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID). NAID is a non-profit organization that requires its members to meet strict benchmarks. AAA certification is achieved only after meeting the requirements of a rigorous initial audit performed by security professionals who have earned independent Certified Protection Professional (CPP) accreditation. Ongoing, unannounced audits are required for maintaining certification.

The following areas are assessed in audits:

  • Employee hiring and screening practices
  • Operational security standards
  • Information destruction processes
  • Insurance liability

NAID AAA Certification means your documents will be destroyed with verified security processes and unrivaled privacy protection.

Can You Also Destroy Non-Paper Information?

If you have retired digital assets with sensitive data, it’s wise to have a secure destruction solution for them as well. And since it only makes sense to have a single destruction solution for both your paper and non-paper information, be sure to verify that your provider can also destroy your expired backup tapes, hard drives and other sensitive media on-site.

When choosing a reliable and secure mobile shredding service for your business, ask your provider these key questions. They will ensure you get an efficient and reliable solution for protecting the privacy of your confidential documents and sensitive digital data.

TRexShred offers NAID AAA certified paper shredding and media destruction services for businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

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