Mobile shredding or ‘on-site’ shredding as it can also be called is simply the process of bringing the shredding technology to your premises. Sounds simple enough, but of course the process of installing a reliable shredder into a suitable vehicle together with enough storage for the shredded paper afterwards, does require some forethought on behalf of the operator.
Shredded Neat opted to have their mobile shredder custom built, we therefore have a twin-shaft shredder installed into the back of a 12.5 tonne DAF truck, with hydraulic lift for the bins we collect and a paper carrying capacity of 5 tonne, which is about 250 regular secure sacks of shredding or 350 archive boxes worth of documents.
What are the advantages of mobile shredding?
*All the documentation is destroyed on the premises, so the business owner if they wish can directly witness the destruction of the confidential material
*Once all the documentation has been destroyed Shredded Neat is able to issue a Certificate of Destruction before we leave the site
*Your company’s shredded documents are usually mixed in with shredded documents from other companies which will make those documents impossible to reconstruct.
*It will ensure complete peace of mind, mobile shredding will provide first-hand evidence of destruction so you are 100% sure that the information belonging to your business, customers or employees can never be retrieved by anyone once shredded.
So far, so good, we can do on your premises what we could take away and shred at ours, however there are a number of reasons why it may not be suitable:
*The mobile shredder is a 12.5 tonne lorry, 17.5 tonnes when full, so you need to know that you have somewhere on your premises that we can get our vehicle close enough to do the shredding. This often precludes locations in very close built up inner city areas, or with old narrow streets
*Think about any noise issues. Whilst a mobile shredder isn’t particularly noisy, the engine has to run during shredding as the drive shaft drives the shredder, plus the sound of the shredding knives grinding, and reversing from time to time can cause annoyance. For this reason consideration has to be given to operating in residential areas, or areas where a long shredding job might not be appropriate, for example at a hospice or next to a school.
*How much confidential waste do you have? A big truck, with shredder will need a lot of fuel to get to the location, and to carry out the shred, and if like Shredded Neat we are very safety conscious and usually have two members of staff to do our mobile shredding, it will make sense if you have enough shredding to make the work cost-effective.
What do you actually need?
You may also be thinking about having a regular on-site shred, and we have customers who have a visit for mobile shredding each week, fortnight, month or even quarterly. The cost determinant is not how much you have that needs shredding, it’s whether you are close to one of our regular mobile, on-site shredding rounds, we operate throughout Sussex.
If you would like to see how our technology works, here is a video produced by AXO for the same equipment as we have in the UK:
Before asking for a quote, think about how much material needs shredding say each month, measure it in sacks or archive boxes, to give us an idea. If you need lockable containers on your premises to keep the secure material locked away, then we can provide a range of containers, from 70L lockable plastic consoles, to 140L beechwood consoles, or we can provide for large volume customers lockable upright wheelie bins in 140l and 240L sizes.
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