Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

In these times of great uncertainty and different ways of working Shred-on-Site can offer a bespoke service to homeworkers that will cater for specific confidential shredding requirements. Being regarded as an essential service we have continued to work throughout this pandemic and all of our drivers are well versed in operating within the Government guidelines of social distancing, continual cleansing and the wearing of PPE.
All we will require is your post code, an approximate volume of the material, be it paper or media, that needs shredding and we can let you know costs and availability.
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The Benefits Of Mobile Document Destruction

Mobile document destruction enables your business to quickly and conveniently dispose of old and used paperwork. It is a secure and reliable means of wastepaper disposal, even enabling you to watch the shredding process so that you can be completely confident that your paperwork has been properly destroyed.

There are a number of different options when it comes to paper shredding. You can buy a shredder and complete the work in-house, use a remote shredding company that collects and takes paper away for shredding, or use a mobile document destruction service that completes the work outside your offices.


Mobile document destruction is an extremely convenient solution. The shredding service van will come to your premises, take your old papers, and then destroy them before leaving. 

While it is possible to buy shredding equipment for use by your own company, this is less convenient. Somebody within your organisation will need to complete the shredding, and this can prove a repetitive and tedious task. With a mobile destruction service, you can collect your paperwork and have it destroyed without having to take somebody away from their typical daily tasks.

Cost Effective Shredding

Mobile document shredding is a cost effective solution. The company you use will normally offer reduced rates for regular use of their service and you can establish a schedule that means they will come and collect on a regular basis.

Buying machinery or taking it to refuse centres can be cost prohibitive, and if you have to have somebody within your company complete the shredding process for you, then this means additional costs that soon mount up.

Secure Shredding Services

One of the biggest benefits of using mobile document destruction services is the level of security that they offer. If you do buy a shredder, then it is likely that it will use a single cut shredding technique, whereas a professional shredding service will use cross-hatch shredding.

Cross-hatch shredding means that the paper is cut both vertically and horizontally, and this effectively creates confetti sized shapes that are virtually impossible to reconstruct. While it takes diligence and patience, it is possible to put paperwork back together if it has been cut horizontally or vertically.

Environmentally Beneficial

Another major benefit of using a shredding service is that it is an environmentally friendly solution. The paper is removed from your premises, having been shredded, and it is then taken for recycling.

Recyclable waste like paper causes landfills to become congested if not disposed of properly, and one of the only sure ways of preventing this is to use a company that guarantees that the paper is sympathetically recycled.

No Need To Buy Or Maintain Shredding Equipment

There is an increasingly large range of shredders and office shredding equipment that you can purchase. However, to buy a high quality shredder that offers full security requires a large up-front investment of cash. Cheap shredders will break down under the pressure of heavy use, and many of these will require that the paper be fed in a single sheet at a time. Maintaining the equipment is another cost that you need to take into account when calculating the real cost of office shredding.

Mobile Document Destruction

Mobile document destruction is a convenient solution for businesses of any size. It is a more cost effective and convenient solution to conducting secure, high quality shredding within your office, and it  offers a secure means of disposing of virtually any old paperwork, no matter how secure the data that is kept on the paper is. Set up a regular collection and shredding routine, and you can incorporate shredding into your waste management programme.

Author: Mark Coombes - Follow me on 

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