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Secure Shredding services

Destroy your paper-based records, plastics and electronic media in a compliant, safe and cost-effective way.
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Don’t let your documents become a liability - Shred 

Iron Mountain Secure Shredding services protect the privacy of your information by destroying paper records and documents, plastics and media in a cost-efficient, safe and compliant way. And our online tools and on-demand reports covering key shredding metrics from usage to sustainability will help ensure efficiency and compliance.

  • Safeguard your organization’s reputation by securely shredding sensitive and confidential paper documents.
  • Reduce costs by shredding documents no longer useful or necessary.
  • Ensure compliance by shredding documents in accordance with federal, state and industry regulations to avoid penalties, fines or legal action.

"When we take our documents and turn them over to Iron Mountain to shred, I really don't have anything to worry about"

Don Pollard
FRANCHISE OWNER, THE UPS STORES, IN CHESTER, NEW JERSEY

Whatever your needs and budget — Iron Mountain has a shredding service designed to help save you the time, effort and headache of managing document shredding on your own.

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What we can offer

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Recurring Shred Services

Recurring shredding is available organizations that need ongoing destruction of sensitive paper documents. Iron Mountain offers verified offsite shredding, or an onsite option for customers that require the immediate or witnessed destruction of materials on premises.

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Special Purge or Bulk Shredding Projects

For periodic or one-time shredding, Iron Mountain offers a range of Special Project Destruction services that can be customized to meet your organization’s unique needs.

Need help deciding between onsite and offsite shredding services?

Offsite shredding provides the same benefits as an onsite program and can save you up to 40%

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Small Business Solutions

With Iron Mountain’s Secure Shredding Services for Small Business, you’ll be able to safely and cost-effectively destroy unnecessary paper-based documents. Onsite or offsite, one-time or recurring, our solutions are tailored to you.

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Residential Shredding

The same secure chain of custody and shredding processes used for our business customers is now available for your home office.

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Protect your brand and reduce information risk with Iron Mountain 

There’s a lot of options out there when it comes to choosing a document shredding service.  Here’s why you should choose Iron Mountain. 

AAA-certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)

NAID is the only recognized independent source for security and ethics standards in the document destruction industry. NAID’s AAA-certification ensures Iron Mountain meets the highest legal and compliance regulations required for secure information destruction.

Services tailored to your needs  

With the free Iron Mountain Connect online portal you’ll be able to:

  • Manage your shredding services by viewing schedule visits and pending shredding orders at your convenience
  • Make on-demand shredding service requests, add or close locations and change the frequency of your shredding service 
On-demand reports that help you manage compliance and reduce the cost of your shred program 

Our Shred Usage Report is a valuable tool, providing the insight you need to better manage your program. By reviewing this report and identifying key trends over time, you’ll be able to correct potential compliance issues before they impact your business and identify opportunities to reduce costs. Learn more

Proven workflows that deliver the highest level of security 

Our operating shredding procedures and secure chain-of-custody processes are validated through decades of experience. Our InControl technology captures key information at the time of shred service at your location — including barcode scanning, shred container volume capture, and electronic signature and time/date stamp— providing you greater control and, more importantly, the peace of mind that comes from knowing your sensitive information is always secure. Learn more

Trained and vetted personnel 

Iron Mountain shred personnel pass comprehensive background checks and receive rigorous, ongoing training on secure shredding services. They’re experts in their field and take pride in knowing they’re not just shredding documents—they’re protecting your business. 

World-class facilities  

Iron Mountain shred facilities provide some of the industry’s more advanced systems to safeguard your information, including:

  • strict visitor policies
  • 24x7, closed-circuit television surveillance cameras
  • intrusion detection and environmental control systems
Environmentally responsible

After securely shredding your documents, we recycle all shredded material, and we provide a “Green Report” to demonstrate your contribution to global sustainability efforts. Learn more

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Privacy+ certification
from PRISM international.
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AAA Certified
by National Association for information Destruction.
Iron Mountain's Sentinel training program was awarded the Learning in Practice Gold Award.
Researchers voted Iron Mountain the #1 Shredding Service.

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