When you need to clear out papers or documents, Allstate Information Management’s off-site shredding service can collect and safely discard your items at our secure facility. It’s a fast, reliable, and secure way to get rid of your documents.
What is Off-Site Shredding?
Off-site shredding refers to shredding that occurs at our off-site location – that is, in our secure shredding facility. Customers who choose this service generally aren’t concerned with visually confirming that their documents have been shred; they understand the rigorous work we’ve put into creating our secure shredding process, and want their documents gone so they can continue with their daily tasks.
How Does Off-Site Shredding Work?
Arranging an off-site shredding appointment is as easy as calling our front office. A tracked and secure truck will be dispatched to your location, and one of our uniformed technicians will collect the items you’ve designated for shredding (we shred both paper documents and e-media). Once the items have been deposited inside the truck, they will be delivered back to our facility, where we will promptly see to their destruction and recycling. You’ll receive a Certificate of Destruction as verification of where your items went and how they were processed.
How to Prepare for Off-Site Shredding
- Discuss the appointment with Allstate’s scheduling staff to determine the ideal time for your shredding, as well as any special requests or safety policies that should be followed.
- Collect the documents you would like shredded. If you have a cardboard box or a banker’s box, this is generally ideal.
- Don’t worry about any rubber bands, staples, or paper clips. Our shredders are more than capable of getting through those, and the remains will be sorted out from the paper later.
- We do ask that you remove documents from heavier items like binders.
- When your shredding technician arrives, simply point out the papers you would like to be removed. They’ll take care of the rest.