THE MOBILE DOCUMENT SHREDDING BUSINESS
The primary focus of mobile document shredding is to provide a more secure and cost effective means for the disposal of confidential or sensitive materials. The concept has been successfully implemented in many North American and European cities and is sill considered in its infancy stage.
Once accepted, mobile document shredding often becomes the preferred method of confidential record disposal. The proven technology of low speed, high torque shear shredding provides for high-volume destruction of confidential material without requiring the separation of binders, staples, paper clips etc.
The typical user of the mobile document shredding service would be an institution or business concerned about the secure disposal of sensitive materials. Although paper is the most frequently shredded material, mobile document shredding services have also been called on to destroy off-spec consumer products (to avoid the possibility of them resurfacing on the black market), confiscated contraband, and outdated uniforms. In order to facilitate the collection of confident material, many operators provide lockable containers for a minimum fee. Strategically located near the photocopier or other high-traffic areas ensures maximum usage.
AXO Shredders can assist you in the sourcing of suitable receptacles. In many areas, confidential document destruction is an established service presently offered by recyclers and off site shredding companies. The obvious advantage of onsite shredding is the secure disposal of confidential material before it leaves the customers premises, and many organisations prefer an instant destruction service rather than relying on documents being destroyed by unknown people at an unknown later date.
Recyclers are also more concerned with the grading of the material and not with the destruction aspects of the business. As on site shredding services process in fifteen minutes what a typical office shredder would process in eight hours, it is usually more cost effective to contract a shredding service than to perform the task internally.
Pricing for on site shredding varies according to geographical location and competition. In Australia operators charge up to AUD 70.00 per 240-litre bin, while in the UK some companies charge GBP 4.25 per minute.
In all cases operators discount to larger volume, term contracted accounts. Whether billing by time, the container, or weight, on site document destruction answers the security needs of business and industry in a cost effective and environmentally friendly fashion.