Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a collection of questions our customers frequently ask.
The government has regulated several laws such as FACTA and HIPPA which require any document with identifying information to be destroyed.
The Disposal Rule requires disposal practices that are reasonable and appropriate to prevent the unauthorized access to – or use of – information in a consumer report. For example, reasonable measures for disposing of consumer report information could include establishing and complying with policies to: burn, pulverize, or shred papers containing consumer report information so that the information cannot be read or reconstructed. Read more here.
A professional service may save you a lot of time and effort. Most document shredders purchased from an office supply store is not intended for handling large volumes of paper and will not last very long when put to the test. Typically, you have to feed these shredders a sheet or two at a time. This can be very costly to have one of your associates spend hours feeding the shredder. (Here is an example: one box of paper may take an hour to shred. If you add your labor cost, shredder cost, and disposal of the waste = $10 - $12 per hour.) You will be more productive when you focus on the things that make you money and let us be efficient with the disposal for your sensitive documents.
Shred Rite will never take the shredded material to a landfill. All shredded material is taken to a paper mill where the material will be used in many different consumable goods. We support the initiatives to go green and be wise in the treatment of our environment.
Any document that contains confidential information such as name, addresses, social security numbers or any identifying information should be destroyed. If your company has any proprietary information, customer or employee records, financial information, tax records, government records, blue prints, etc. you should destroy it. If you are not sure about an item, it is better to be safe than to have to pay the consequences.
Our on-site service has a video monitor that you can watch the shredding of your materials. You are welcome to watch this so you know that the items are destroyed. You will also be issued a Certificate of Destruction upon the completion of the job.
No, you do not need to. Our shredders will pulverize all the material and there is no need to take out staples, paper clips, binders, rubber bands, etc. We do ask the you do not throw away batteries with the shredding materials or other electronic devices such as hard drives or videos. We destroy these separately from the paper.
Typically, we do not take the cardboard boxes. You can keep them and reuse them. If you need us to dispose of the boxes, we can do so for a low added fee.
Yes, we do. Feel free to stop by our facility at 884 Day St. Conneaut, OH 44030 and drop off your items to be shredded in our secure building. Usually we are in from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call ahead of time to ensure that we are here.

Schedule service now!