How do mobile shredding trucks work?
You may have heard of on-site shredding, but do you know how our fleet of mobile shredding trucks work?
What’s inside? How are they controlled and how do they shred your confidential waste so securely?
What is mobile shredding?
Mobile shredding, or ‘on-site shredding’ involves an industrial grade shredder inside a truck visiting your place of work or residence to shred your confidential documents, data media or hard drives. Businesses find this type of service invaluable, especially the legal, financial or medical sector who tend to have increased volumes of confidential material to dispose of efficiently and securely.
How does mobile shredding work?
- When you opt for a mobile shredding service, a uniformed member of staff in a shredding truck will park outside your place of work to shred documents.
- Your locked consoles, bins or boxes are emptied directly into the shredding truck and controlled by the staff member using an integrated computer.
- Once the material is tipped into the truck, several blades cross cut the material, before being finally fed between teeth and turned into between 16mm – 4mm particles.
- The shredded particles move into a compartment to hold the shredded material. All material is swiftly moved along once shredded to make way for more paper going into the hopper.
- A large opening takes in large volumes of paper. One truck can hold around 6 tonnes.
- The trucks are fully equipped with cameras so the operator can view the materials travelling from the bin into the shredder inside.
- Trucks make several stops in any one day before returning to the depot.
- Once at the depot, a moving floor on the bottom of the shredding truck tips all shredded material out of the vehicle.
- All paper is then baled ready for a journey to the paper mill.
No other way of shredding is be more secure than mobile shredding. When a shredding truck cuts your old papers to 16mm – 4mm square pieces, there’s no way of deciphering the contents. You can be completely confident of the destruction of your materials, with no chance of any piece of paper going astray.
Proof of Shredding
After you’ve seen your material has been shredded, you can request a Certificate of Destruction, detailing how much waste has been removed, the date, time and company that has serviced your request. This offers you a paper trail which is useful for audit purposes, and proof that your material has been securely removed. This is also good practice for compliance with GDPR.
What can be shredded?
Large quantities of paper material may be shredded at once. Hard drives, CD’s, DVD’s, film or products can also be shred on-site.
As shredding trucks destroy materials as they go, it means they can fit in more collections each day, lessening the carbon footprint of the vehicle.
Shredding on-site is great for businesses. They know that materials have been disposed of without doubt. Vast quantities can be shred in any one stop. This makes it great for both one off purge shredding and for regular scheduled collections.
If you’d like more information on our fantastic mobile shredding service, please contact us for more information or a quote.