Explore some of the common questions businesses have about document and data destruction. Then, contact us to see how we can help your company.
What is mobile on-site document destruction?
It is CDDC’s solution to the challenge that many companies face: “How should my business dispose of unwanted, out-of-date, and confidential materials in a secure, environmentally-friendly manner?”
CDDC staff travels to your facility, hauls your documents, and shreds them at your location using our specially-designed truck. Our vehicles are equipped with shredders that can process up to 6500 pounds of paper an hour.
How much does on-site shredding cost?
The costs differ depending on the service you receive. CDDC will provide you with a free review of your needs and recommend the best document destruction service for your business. We offer a broad range of solutions to match your shredding volume; learn more about our services, or contact us to schedule a visit and demonstration. We also work with clients located a range of distances from our facility and are happy to go wherever our clients need us.
Our company has a paper shredder. Why should we pay for this service?
CDDC can help you save time and money. Office paper shredders are not designed to process a large volume of documents. As a result, your staff may face significant delays if you assign the task of shredding to them. This can cost your business more in lost productivity than it would save using our service; CDDC can shred in 4 minutes what it may take 4 hours for your employees to do.
Our company puts our documents in the trash, which then goes into a dumpster. What is the danger to my business?
Confidential material in a dumpster is not protected under any laws. In other words, your data become available to the public. Many private investigators sell services in which they will collect this information by going through dumpsters, a practice that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled legal in 1998.
What are the advantages of on-site data destruction services over off-site service?
On-site data destruction affords you the knowledge that your sensitive materials have been destroyed before they leave your premises. This is especially important to businesses that are bound by privacy guidelines or federal regulations to observe the documents’ destruction. CDDC can certify on-site destruction services immediately.
Whether your company chooses the on-site or off-site option, know that CDDC maintains operating procedures under National guidelines to ensure your data’s security.
How do I know that my confidential data has actually been destroyed?
With our on-site service, you can watch the destruction via a television monitor on the side of our specially-designed truck. The camera inside offers a live feed of the destruction process as it happens. CDDC will also provide you with a “Certificate of Destruction” with every invoice.
What happens to my shredded documents after your truck leaves our facility?
Your shredded documents are mixed with up to 11,000 pounds of other shredded paper in the truck. The shredded paper is transported to a facility where it is processed into recycled material.
How often should our data be destroyed?
Every company has different needs. CDDC will provide a free consultation for your business. Together, we will establish a plan that fits your document destruction compliance requirements and your budget.
I have a large amount of documents in storage boxes. Can these be shredded at one time?
Yes. CDDC offers a purge service that can take care of all your outdated confidential documents at one time.
How do I keep my confidential documents secure between scheduled visits?
CDDC provides our scheduled customers with locked containers for use in their offices and facilities. Use them to collect confidential materials from employees in advance of each destruction visit.
What items should be shredded?
There are U.S. laws that require different types of business to secure certain documents. CDDC can help you become familiar with the laws governing your company. In general, the following documents should be securely maintained and disposed of when required:
Personal information: medical records, payroll records, insurance information, and legal documents.
Financial data: billing records, financial statements, purchase orders, credit memos, outdated checks, and invoices.
Sensitive company documents: sales information, marketing plans, engineering drawings, and outdated reports.
What can CDDC destroy?
We destroy all types of confidential material, including:
Paper documents, file folders, print publications, and identification cards.
Business electronics like mobile phones, computers, and monitors.
Storage media such as CDs, video tapes, and microfiche.
Non-hazardous medical equipment like prescription bottles and X-rays.
Uniforms and other materials (contact us to see how else we can help.)
Do I need to remove staples, paper clips and binder clips from my documents?
No. Our state-of-the-art machine can easily shred all of these items. There will be no need for you to spend any time (or money) removing these items from your materials.