When the idea of mobile shredding was first introduced, “On-site, done right” was the popular slogan. While secure, it is generally more expensive than off-site shredding, and it can have a greater carbon footprint than having your shredding done off-site.
Why? The truck’s engine must run to operate the shredder, consuming more fuel and emitting carbon monoxide. In buildings with enclosed docks, some facility managers have prohibited shredding at the dock because of noise and air pollution complaints, forcing the trucks out into the street. However, for those businesses with internal policies that require an employee to be there at all stages of document transport and shredding, then, mobile shredding is a good choice.