Business Shredding Services

Destroy your paper-based records, at your commercial location in a safe and compliant way.
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Business Shredding Services

Destroy your paper-based records, at your commercial location in a safe and compliant way.
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Shred your documents to reduce liability

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.

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.

"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

Commercial Shredding Service Types

Bulk Paper Shredding

Bulk Paper Shredding

Purge a large amount of sensitive documents, either onsite while you watch, or picked up and shredded at one of our secure facilities.

Service Options

  • Onsite shredding
    • The contents are emptied into the shred truck and destroyed while you watch
  • Offsite shredding
    • Documents are transported to the nearest shredding facility

Why choose this option?

  • If you have accumulated a large amount of documents that need to be destroyed at once
  • If you're doing an office clean out
  • If you’re moving or closing

Recurring Paper Shredding

Recurring Paper Shredding

Get your sensitive documents picked up and shredded at a schedule that works for you.

Service Options

  • Offsite shredding
    • Documents are transported to the nearest shredding facility

Why choose this option?

  • If you consistently produce confidential or sensitive documents
  • Maintain compliance with current data laws and regulations including:
    • HIPAA
    • FACTA
    • GLB
    • SOX

Additional services

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Small Business Solutions

Save now on Secure Shredding Services for Small Businesses. Onsite or offsite, one-time or recurring, our solutions are tailored to you.

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IT Asset Recycling & Disposition

Does your destruction program cover data-bearing e-waste - including computer hard drives and other materials? Learn how Iron Mountain can destroy, recycle or remarket your IT assets.

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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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Wholesale Destruction

Now offering back end operations support to shredding and destruction providers. Learn how our partner model can benefit your business.

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Why Shred?

  Declutter office

  Save time & reclaim space

  Protect employee and customer information

  Ensure your business is compliant with the law

  Grow customer confidence

It is the safest way to destroy unnecessary paper documents that contain confidential information.

Shredding takes away the hassle of moving files boxes around your offices and frees up storage space, all while keeping your employees and customers information safe and secure.

For the following businesses, document/paper shredding is not just suggested, it’s the law.

  • healthcare organization
  • law firm
  • financial service provider
  • establishment that deals with extremely confidential information

Shredding Programs to Fit Your Needs

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Our secure shredding services can cater to your specific business needs. Talk to our experts to learn more

WHY IRON MOUNTAIN?

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Nationwide Coverage

More than 73,000 customers throughout North America rely on Iron Mountain's secure shredding services. We shred over 40,000 pounds of material per month throughout our network of secure shredding facilities and our recycling efforts helped save over 4 million trees every year.

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Purchase Online or Work with an Expert

Your time is valuable, we understand. We also understand that you know what is best for you and your business. That is why we created straightforward document shredding services that you can purchase directly online - anytime, anywhere - or work directly with an expert.

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Leader in Document Security

Since 1951, Iron Mountain continues to be a leader in secure document shredding. Our shredding services are NAID’s AAA-certified from i-SIGMA, which ensures Iron Mountain meets the highest legal and compliance regulations required for secure information destruction.

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. 

NAID AAA Certification from i-SIGMA

NAID from i-SIGMA is the only recognized independent source for security and ethics standards in the document destruction industry. NAID’s AAA-certification from i-SIGMA  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 i-SIGMA
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NAID AAA
Certification
from i-SIGMA
Researchers voted Iron Mountain the #1 Shredding Service.
Iron Mountain's Sentinel training program was awarded the Learning in Practice Gold Award.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following CAN be securely shredded:

  • Clean paper, any color and any size
  • Blueprints
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brochures
  • Mail — including window envelopes
  • Photographs
  • File folders, any color (no need to remove staples, paper clips, rubber bands, or small binder clips)

The following can NOT be securely shredded:

  • Cardboard
  • Wet or moldy material
  • Telephone books
  • Hardcover books
  • Plastic bags and packing material
  • Computer discs, CDs, DVDs
  • Backup and VCR tapes
  • Transparencies
  • ID badges and driver’s licenses
  • Microfiche and Microfilm
  • X-rays
  • Batteries (no batteries of any kind)
  • USB thumb drives
  • Computer parts
  • Printer and photocopier parts
  • Trash or hazardous materials
  • Biohazardous and Medical Waste (including needles and sharps)
  • Metals (including binders, hanging folders with metal hangers)
Secure shredding allows businesses to safely destroy unnecessary paper based documents that may contain confidential information. Shredding can help prevent identity theft or data breach, free up space, and recycle documents.
  • Once you place your order online, you will be contacted by one of our Customer Service teammates to schedule the service date.
  • All material that needs to be destroyed should be placed in a dry box with a lid or in bins/bags easily accessible for pickup
We do service most residential locations, so please contact us to verify that your location is accessible.
All material that needs to be destroyed should be easily and quickly accessible. If the material is in bags or storage bins, you will need to place it into an Iron Mountain shredding bin that the driver will provide on the day of service. There is no need to purchase boxes.
Paper is usually picked up from your location and transported to a shredding facility for final shredding. You can request a final "certificate of destruction" once the service is complete.
You can request a final "certificate of destruction" once the service is complete.

Contact Iron Mountain

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

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Contact Iron Mountain

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