Ranger Shredding compiled a list of frequently asked questions which we hope you’ll find helpful. If there is a shredding FAQ not mentioned, please feel free to contact us.
Do bindings, fasteners, paper clips or staples need to be removed prior to shredding?
No preparation of your documents is required. Bindings, paper clips, staples and other fasteners do not need to be removed.
Do you supply containers for us to place our documents in for shredding?
Yes, we offer several sizes of secure, locked, cabinets and bins to meet your needs. We have cabinets that hold up to 100 pounds and bins that can hold as much 300 pounds. The only cost that you incur is the actual shredding cost.
How much paper can you pick up and shred?
No job is too large or too small. Whether one box to an entire warehouse filled with documents, we do it all!
How quickly can you pick up my documents?
If you need an immediate service, we will do everything possible to give you same day service or arrive within 24 hours at your location. We provide service 24 hours a day and weekend service at no extra cost. If night time or weekend service is required, please contact us at 210-239-1222 ahead of time to schedule service.
We have an in-house office shredder, so why would we outsource?
Installation and maintenance of a shredder combined with labor and disposal costs are usually much higher than outsourcing. Time is money, and the time your employees spend separating paper, removing paper clips and staples, doing the actual shredding and cleaning up is time that could be spent on more profitable business pursuits.
What are the advantages of on-site shredding?
Our mobile shredding truck comes to your office and shreds all your documents on-site eliminating any risks associated with transporting your documents.
What do you do with the paper once you shred it?
Once the paper is shredded, we deliver it directly to the recycler where it is sent to be returned to liquid pulp. This pulp is then recycled into new paper at the mill.
Why is recycling not a secure alternative to document shredding?
Typically, a recycling program does not destroy the discarded documents, leaving them vulnerable to information theft. The US Supreme Court has ruled that documents placed in trash receptacles is public information.
What type of documents should be destroyed?
With increased regulatory requirements it is becoming ever more important to destroy all documents that are not on a permanent retention schedule. This includes office correspondence, tax records, invoices, purchase orders, visitor logs and employee training records. We recommend that you shred all paperwork. It is better to be safe than sorry: shred it, don’t regret it.
Do you have a question we didn’t answer here?
Call us at Toll Free 800-403-9905 or Local 210-239-1222. Or use our convenient online contact form to ask your question.