Off site shredding has the advantage of using a larger shredder than the one that can be transported. Where the average mobile shred truck can destroy around 5,000 pounds of paper an hour, a shredder at a plant will destroy upwards of 20,000 pounds an hour. That is ten tons of paper every hour.
Off site shredding complies with all current federal and Washington State privacy laws. However, if you do want to watch the shredding you will need to follow your documents to the plant. This may or may not be an option.
How the Off Site Process Works in Seattle
STEP 1: Collect all the paper that must be destroyed.
STEP 2: Materials are transported to a secure Seattle shredding plant with a secure truck.
STEP 3: The paper is shredded and baled for shipment to the paper mill.
STEP 4: Certificate of Destruction is sent based on the exact volume of paper shredded.
STEP 5: Shredded and compacted materials are recycled into new paper.