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Onsite Shredding vs. Offsite shredding. What option is best for your business or home?

Onsite Shredding vs. Offsite shredding. What option is best for your business or home?


Using a secure paper shredding service along with a competent IT manager will squash almost all confidential data breaches.
Onsite shredding or offsite shredding service negates most data breaches.

We all know that getting rid of paper documents can be quite an ordeal unless you are using a secure document shredding company. There are numerous ways to do it yourself like burning or at home shredders. These ways cost you valuable time. What is your (or your employee's) time worth? Physical data in paper form needs to be shredded and placed in a secure locking shred bin prior to shredding. Same goes for hard drives or flash drives. If these paper items or hard drives are placed in open bins then they could be compromised.

The types or data to be destroyed are the usual suspects. Anything with your name on it. Bank records or financial statements. Customer contracts and agreements. These are just a few of the sensitive confidential paper items that need to be shredded. Fortunately, Embassy Records Management and Storage can shred these items onsite. We can also shred them offsite. Onsite shredding is an option that includes us sending a shred truck to your home or business. We shred personal documents as well as shred commercial documents.

A third-party shred company saves your home or business time and money. Our mobile onsite shred truck shreds approximately 200 lbs. every three minutes. It is fast!



Pros of onsite shredding and offsite shredding

Embassy Records Management has a seamless process to shred your old paper documents. All papers are shred to NAID standards regardless of onsite shredding or offsite shredding. If personal at home shredding is your choice, we can deliver shred bins to your home and then service and remove the shred bins. Our Shred Tech shred trucks are state of the art. You can watch your documents being shredded on a live monitor on the outside of the onsite shred truck.

If you don’t prefer onsite shredding then just book a shred drop off for offsite shredding at one of our two NAID certified shred drop off facilities. We have one in Waco TX and one in College Station TX. Our customers are able to view their paper shredding via a closed circuit TV. Walk in shredding using a shred drop off makes your life easy as well. Our shred staff will remove everything from your vehicle then run it through our Ameri-Shred plant based commercial shredder.

We can also pick up shred for offsite shredding. This is a great option for home or business shred customers that have 10 or more boxes that are ready for paper shredding. We sent all of the shred papers to a recycling center once all of your documents are destroyed.



We recommend a secure document management and shredding plan or protocol procedure.

Oftentimes businesses utilize a recurring shred schedule. Embassy can help you with an onsite shredding service and a recurring or scheduled shred service. We help train staff on what to shred and where the shred containers are located in your office. Just shredding at your home office? We can place a shred container in your home personal office too. We can put your home office for monthly shredding or bi-monthly shredding service for a very minimal fee. We also recommend a data protection representative to be trained in your office. This data protection personnel keeps employees aware of how data can be leaked or misused. Security briefings are great whether you are using onsite shredding service or you plan on periodically using our shred drop off service. It is also helpful to place shredding document reminders in file rooms or copy rooms to keep employees aware of the data breach risks.


In conclusion both Onsite shredding and Offsite shredding are both effective shred strategies if using a certified licensed and bonded shredding company service. Call today for a free quote or schedule shred service today. Documents laying around the office is a data risk. Keep those papers secure.