We Collect. We Protect. We Destroy.
We control the entire destruction process from collection of your documents
and materials through the shredding or destruction to the recycling
whenever possible. With our secure destruction solutions OFFSITE
ensures the total destruction of not only your paper documents, but
media such as disks, tapes and CDs, as well as many other products.
We provide the ability for you to monitor all activity in our shred
plant via your internet browser.
It’s your business.
Your paper, your brand and your products are your company’s competitive
edge. Do you really want to share them with your competitors? If you’re
discarding them in the dumpster, you’re exposing your business to unnecessary
and potentially costly risks. With our destruction solution, you’ll
stay ahead of the pack by putting the secure destruction of valuable
materials into the hands of the experts.
Convenient. Secure. Cost-effective.
You’ve just completed your annual spring-cleaning and you have a huge
quantity of information to destroy. OFFSITE offers a great solution
– one-time bulk shredding. We pick up your materials in bulk, transport
them to our secure destruction center, and shred and destroy them. It’s
convenient, secure and cost-effective.
OFFSITE Regular Service
We provide secure containers in which your staff places confidential
documents from your office that need to be discarded on a regular basis.
At regular intervals, our bonded and insured driver comes to remove
the bin, replace it with another and destroy its contents. At the end
of the month, we send an invoice with a report listing which containers
were emptied and when they were emptied. Regular service can be weekly,
every two weeks, every three weeks, monthly or every other month. We
will do whatever we need to accommodate you.
What makes OFFSITE different than the other shredders?
Anyone with a pair of scissors or a simple office shredder can shred.
Our goal is to help you manage risk. In other words, we help you create
a complete destruction program. Our process is as follows:
Doesn't my recycling process destroy documents?
Yes. When the paper arrives at the mill, it is broken
down into pulp and turned into new products. However, the path between
your recycling bin and the actual destruction is long and circuitous.
For example, your paper usually goes from an unsecured container in
your office to an unsecured dumpster behind your building. It then gets
transferred to an unsecured truck before being dumped at an unsecured
facility. At that point it is usually baled (still not destroyed) and
sent to a paper mill. At any point in that process your paper is accessible
to any motivated individual. In many cases, it is entirely legal for
someone to take your confidential information anywhere along the way.
Recycling is a terrific way to dispose of paper that doesn’t
need to be destroyed. It has the advantage of usually being free. Unfortunately,
it is no substitute for shredding.
Are OFFSITE employees
bonded and insured?
Yes. We carry a $1,000,000 bond for our employees and
a $5,000,000 liability insurance policy.
What is a Certificate of Destruction?
A Certificate of Destruction is verification that the
material retrieved from your office has been destroyed. You receive
the Certificate AFTER the material has been destroyed. For customers
with regular service, OFFSITE typically includes the Certificate with
the invoice you receive at the end of the month.
Can you guarantee that all copies of a given document
We can guarantee that all material placed in our containers
is destroyed. Unfortunately, we cannot, for example, say that all copies
of “X” document were destroyed since we have no way of knowing if all
copies of that document were placed in our containers.
How big are your containers?
We have multiple sizes of containers: the executive console,
a 35 gallon plastic container, the 64 gallon plastic container and a
95 gallon one as well. In larger settings we can also provide larger
collection containers. The executive consoles are 22 3/4" x 15
3/4" x 36" high and hold 100 pounds of paper. The 35 gallon
holds 125 pounds of paper with dimensions 36 5/8"H x 21"D
x 20"W. The 64 gallon holds 200 pounds of paper and measures 31.5"D
x 24"W x 43"H.
When you charge by the box, how big is a box?
The typical “banker’s” box is 15 by 12 by 11. We call
that a single unit. If a box is a different size but holds the same
amount of paper then we call that a “standard” box too. If you have
larger or smaller boxes, we will work with you to come up with an appropriate
How do you determine the right number of consoles and
the proper service frequency?
We monitor the consoles. For the first two pickups, we
wait for you to call and say that the containers are full. Based on
the frequency of those calls, we put you on a regular schedule with
those intervals between visits. If consoles fill up before visits we
can either increase frequency or place more consoles.
What are the charges for delivering or removing consoles?
For regularly scheduled customers, there is no charge
for delivering or removing consoles.
What if I book a job, but the estimated volume of material
That is fine and it happens all the time. If possible,
let us know in advance so we can plan for it. If not, we may have to
come back to finish the job.
What about staples, binder clips or paperclips?
Don’t worry about them. Our equipment eats binder clips
and even three ring binders with no trouble.
What is Regular Service?
Regular service means that we come on a regularly scheduled
basis to shred paper. We place containers in your office that you fill
up – on a regular basis we come by to shred the contents of the containers.
This is generally cheaper than storing records for a year and having
one big shredding party – both in shredding costs and storage costs.
What is the difference between on-site shredding and
Where the shredding is performed. With on-site shredding,
vendors bring a truck with a shredder on board to your office. Those
vendors shred the paper right on a client premises. With off-site shredding,
we retrieve the paper from your office and transport it in a locked
truck to our warehouse to shred it.
Now picture this scenario... a Brinks truck pulls up in
front of your building, comes in and collects your money, then takes
it out to the street to count and sort it, before putting it into their
truck. If it was your money, you would not be very confident in the
security. But that is not the case. Brinks takes your money out to the
truck, securely transports it to a high security building and deals
with it there. The mobile truck industry has convinced you that because
they are in front of your building it is secure. The reality is the
only benefit of the onsite shred truck is that you have the option of
being present when they shred. History has proven that most people watch
the first shred happen on the street or curb and then never do it again.
Then, they are exposing themselves to risk every time their product
Why is off-site shredding cheaper than on-site shredding?
Because it is cheaper for us to shred paper in our warehouse
than on-site. We pass this savings along to you. Warehouse operations
are cheaper for three reasons:
Why do you charge by the container rather than by
the pound or the minute?
We think charging by the minute creates a situation that
is both ripe for abuse and impossible to audit. When charging by the
minute, it is in the vendor’s best interest to charge for more minutes
and the customer’s best interest to charge for fewer minutes. Since
customers rarely follow the vendor around, it is awfully easy to let
the clock run a little longer,or stop for a little break…..and who will
ever know? In another example, some shredding trucks shred 1,000 pounds
an hour and some shred 4,000 pounds an hour. If you were charging by
the minute, which one would you bring? We simply don’t want our interests
to conflict with those of our customer.
When charging by the bin, it is easy to see which bins
have been emptied (and charged). Just kick the bin. It is in our best
interest to come when the most bins are full (we can charge more) and
your best interest as well (we come less frequently).
What does the paper look like after it has been shredded?
The resulting particles are not much bigger that a quarter.
We use a “pierce and tear” method of shredding that literally rips the
paper into irregular pieces instead of a traditional “strip” shredder.
We think this is more secure since every single piece is small and irregularly
What happens to the paper after it is shredded?
The paper after it passes through our shredder is coneyed
to a baler where it is compressed into 1000 pound bales ready for shipping
to the paper mill. Once it arrives at a paper mill it is liquified and
put through the process required to and comes back to you in the form
of “secondary” paper products such as Kleenex and corrugated cardboard.
Will OFFSITE shred other
media such as tapes, CD’s and diskettes?
Absolutely. Please keep these and other nonpaper materials
separate from the paper. Combining them together means we can’t recycle
What is the turnaround time for unexpected pickups?
Usually 24 hours.
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