secure ONSITE Shredding

Shredding on location
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secure ONSITE Shredding

Shredding on location


Secure onsite shredding is an ideal solution for organizations requiring the immediate or witnessed destruction of confidential, copyrighted or royalty-based materials directly on-premises.

By choosing Iron Mountain, you’re partnering with an information management company that follows shredding best practices.

We handle all documents with a consistent chain of custody, resulting in a tightly controlled and well-documented shredding process.

  • Ultra-secure: Locked shredding collection containers are transported to a specially equipped mobile shredding vehicle parked onsite, where you can watch the entire destruction process from the truck’s onboard closed-circuit television system.
  • State-of-the-art: Mobile shredding vehicles are outfitted with precision destruction equipment and comprehensive security controls.
  • Reliable and Consistent: Our onsite document shredding services are delivered by screened, well-trained and highly professional employees who have passed rigorous background checks.
  • Accountable: As shredding collection containers are serviced at your location, InControl captures an audit trail including barcode ID, container volume and electronic signatures. An email receipt feature is available for those requiring immediate confirmation for each order.
  • Verifiable: A certificate of destruction is issued at the end of the shredding process that proves your sensitive documents have been thoroughly destroyed.
  • Sustainable: Shredded materials are recycled in a secure, environmentally friendly manner.
  • Responsive: Usage and trend reports allow you to monitor and ensure full optimization of your shred program.

How onsite shredding works

1. Generate your order using your Safekeeper PLUS online account
2. An Iron Mountain driver will arrive at your company site and scan bins to be shredded 
3. The service information from each scan is captured in the Iron Mountain driver’s handheld device
4. Your shred bins are delivered to Iron Mountain’s secure Mobile Shredding Unit. All your bins are emptied into the Mobile Shredding Unit and destroyed onsite
5. At the end of the service stop, electronic signatures are requested to acknowledge service completion
6. The shred bin information will transmit to Iron Mountain’s database in real time
7. You will receive a certificate of destruction

Onsite shred workflow
Unrecoverable and Recyclable

All collected material is processed in accordance with standard Iron Mountain workflow and destroyed to an unrecoverable state. For all documents we shred, we provide a certificate of destruction documenting the fact that your materials have been safely and completely destroyed. After materials are thoroughly shredded, the paper is recycled.

What our customers say

“We did not want to worry about [visitors] in our office picking up on data points that they should not otherwise be privy to.”

Jason Heider, President and Owner, Great Lakes Accounting INC

Get in Touch with us to try our onsite shredding service today!

Whether you opt for onsite shredding or any of our other of our secure shredding services, you’ll have access to a free, online self-serve portal with a suite of tools to help manage your account, including usage and trend reports that help ensure your secure destruction program remains compliant and defensible, cost-effective, operationally optimized and environmentally sound.

What other services Can we offer you?

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Offsite Shredding Services

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


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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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.

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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.

Shred Bins

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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, change service frequency, add a new location or close an existing location, run activity reports and more.

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.