What can I shred?
As a rule of thumb, you should shred any document with sensitive financial or medical data and personally identifiable information (PII). Since every business has unique client and corporate information, DOMA Shred can provide a guide for what to shred.
What about staples and paper clips?
Our advanced shredding machines can shred paper, paper clips, binder clips, and even three-ring binders.  If it has information on it, DOMA Shred can shred it!
Can’t I just buy a personal shredder?

Personal shredders retail for anywhere from $15 to $200+ and they can be an enticing option for individuals and small businesses with just a few pounds of paper to shred a month. Unfortunately, cheap shredders break easily and have short life spans and require regular maintenance, and eventually, the knives wear out. They are also messy, jam easily and frequently, they don’t accept staples/paper clips, are slow and only handle a few sheets at the time, and they are loud! Outsourced shredding is more efficient, secure, and cost-effective.

What happens to the shredded paper?

All shredded paper is taken to a local recycler where it is processed to be re-pulped and made into new paper products. Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water.

Am I required by law to shred?
State and Federal privacy laws, including HIPAA, FACTA, and GLB, regulate how employee and customer information must be destroyed and disposed of. Shredding prevents data breaches that can lead to costly non-compliance fines.
Can your shred truck come to my storage unit or house?
Maybe.  Availability of this service will depend on truck accessibility at your residence, proximity to the existing service area, safe access to documents and your flexibility to accommodate our schedule.
What are NAID AAA Certified Shredding Services?
NAID stands for the National Association of Information Destruction, the standard-setting body advocating for best practices in secure data destruction. The NAID AAA Certification Program establishes standards and unannounced audits for a secure destruction process in the areas of operational security, employee hiring and background screening, responsible paper disposal, and insurance coverage.
What is a Certificate of Destruction?
State and federal information privacy laws and industry compliance standards require businesses to document their records disposal practices. A Certificate of Destruction includes the date, location and summary of materials collected and destroyed for documented proof of your organization’s compliance.

If you have a document shredding question we haven’t answered here, please call us at (757) 656-4446. We love answering your questions!

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