Shredding Options

Shredding on your terms.

Secure Shredding

Our Secure Shredding services are the safe, reliable and cost-effective way to destroy sensitive information and records. You’ll gain peace-of-mind knowing your business documents are shredded by trained and vetted specialists who follow auditable chain-of-custody procedures and all materials are disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly manner. 

Choose onsite or offsite shredding services on a one-time or recurring basis.

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Iron Mountain is NAID certified for document destruction. All materials are thoroughly shredded and recycled in accordance with our rigorous Secure Shredding workflow, and a Certificate of Destruction is provided upon completion.

Choose the best option for your organization

Secure Offsite Shredding

Ongoing, verified destruction of sensitive paper documents and plastics such as backup tapes, DVDs, X-Rays and other non-paper media. 

How it works:

Collection containers are placed in appropriate locations on your premises. At regularly scheduled service intervals, trained specialists collect the containers for transport to a secure destruction center. 

Containers are processed and their contents destroyed using proprietary procedures and commercial-grade shredding equipment. All non-recoverable by-product materials are recycled, and a certificate of destruction is provided

Secure Onsite Shredding

Immediate or witnessed destruction of confidential materials directly on premises.

How it works: 

Secure containers are placed in appropriate locations throughout your premises. At regularly scheduled intervals, trained specialists collect and transfer the containers to a secure mobile shredding unit where the contents are permanently destroyed using industrial-grade machinery. 

After destruction, all non-recoverable by-product materials are recycled in an environmentally friendly manner, and a certificate of destruction is provided.

Special Purge or Shredding Projects

Sometimes regularly scheduled destruction services don’t make sense. For periodic or one-time shredding, Iron Mountain offers a range of Special Projects Destruction services that can be customized to meet your organization’s unique needs.  

  • Implementing a new records management program or retention schedule  
  • Completing a tax audit or litigation matter  
  • Relocating or consolidating facilities
  • Cleaning out storerooms and file rooms to create extra space

All Special Projects Destruction services are handled with same level of security, consistency and reliability as our recurring services. 

Shredding on your schedule  

Iron Mountain Connect™ is a secure online hub for on-demand management of your shred program. Use it to place a destruction request or run activity reports — anytime, anywhere. With the Iron Mountain Connect™ Shredding Center you can:

  • Manage your shred activities by viewing scheduled visits and pending shredding orders at your convenience. 
  • Make shredding requests, add new locations, close an existing location, or change frequency of service via Shredding Center's online request form.
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Shred Bins

Choose the Ideal Container for Your Office Space:


Shred Containers

Designed to ensure that confidential documents are easily contained and transported. Hasp is firmly affixed to cart to lock lid securely to base. Easy to tilt and roll.

Standard neutral grey color.


Security Consoles

Attractive neutral light-gray laminate container blends into office environments. Comes with tamper-evident locking system and includes a drawstring nylon bag for ease in securing and removing contents.

Available in full and half height versions.

Residential Shredding

Residential Shredding

Learn more about our secure shredding services for mobile employees or you home office.

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Our Customer Support section can help provide you with the quickest answers to your questions, or feel free to contact us at your convenience