American Shredding, Inc.
336 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA, 94607-2520
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- Guaranteed Document Destruction
- On Site Shredding / Off Site Shredding
- Naid Certified
- Destruction of Papers, Plastics, Tapes
- Recycler of paper products
- Security Consult
- File Conversion
- FACTA, HIPAA
- Monthly service available
Hours of Operation730 AM till 5:30 PM Monday - Friday
About UsAmerican Shredding is a full-service document destruction company currently serving Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. We offer on-site and off-site document destruction. Simply put, we will shred at your place or ours. This gives us the ability to craft a personal solution to meet your needs and reduce your risk. American Shredding provides a full range of secure, confidential document shredding services for a wide variety of industries. Safeguarding your clientís identity and the companyís confidential information is our number one priority.
Types of Services
American Shredding offers flexible services to meet your needs. We offer weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, or quarterly pick up service. We offer on-site shredding, off-site shredding and non-paper destruction, and drop-off services. We are on call and available to respond to any emergency pick-up request. We are flexible, punctual, professional, and never miss a pick-up.
At your request, American Shredding will visit your facility and shred your confidential documents with a mobile shredder truck. On-site shredding provides you with a service of destroying your confidential information within minutes of pick up. After we shred the documents in our secure truck, we transport it to our facility and recycle the paper.
American Shredding offers off-site shredding. Our drivers will arrive at your facility in a uniforms and present photo ID badges to aid in verifying our identity. We will transport your companyís confidential documents in secure, locked containers from your facility to ours. The trucks are locked and monitored back to our facility. At the American Shredding facility, your companyís confidential documents are shredded within 24 hours of arrival. If the truck arrives before 3 PM, then the material will be destroyed that day. Only authorized personnel are granted access to our facility. An American Shredding employee will escort anyone not employed by American Shredding through the facility. We have a closed-circuit internal video system from multiple angles monitoring employee and facility activity in order to ensure that your companyís confidential documents are being safely, securely destroyed. We also have an alarm system, high security locks, and coated windows.
Your company can also drop off its confidential documents right at our American Shredding facility from the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. Additionally, with advance notice, plant tours can be scheduled to view our operations.
If your company has a sudden, unexpected need for confidential document destruction services, American Shredding is able to respond to emergency shredding calls and can accommodate your company with our on-call shredding service. If your company does not have a pick-up scheduled, donít hesitate to call American Shredding for fast, friendly, safe and secure shredding services.
Employee Hiring and Screening
Comprehensive background checks are performed on all employees prior to hiring.
Employees must sign a confidentiality agreement before employment begins.
Drivers must meet state licensing requirements.
American Shredding maintains written policies for drivers and processing employees.
All American Shredding employees are drug screened at the time of hire and randomly screened throughout the year as permitted by law.
American Shredding is a member of the National Association of Information Destruction, and adheres to the strict set of guidelines detailed by NAID.
All non-employees entering the facility must sign a log with information including their name, time in, and time out. All non-employees walking through the restricted area of the facility must be hands free of items at all times.
There is a secure area within the operation that is exclusively devoted to the process of destroying all confidential materials.
No access to any facility is allowed unless visitors are escorted by an American Shredding employee.
Materials are always attended by a company employee and/or physically secured from unauthorized access while awaiting destruction.
All materials are transported in secure, locked containers during removal from the customerís building to the transportation vehicle in order to prevent data loss due to wind or inclement weather.
Drivers, guards, and other service and processing employees must wear company uniforms and photo ID badges in order to clearly verify their identity as an American Shredding employee.
There is a closed-circuit internal video system from multiple angles monitoring and recording employee activity at our facility.
The Destruction Process
All vehicles have applicable government inspections, registration, and insurance.
All vehicles have satellite GPS tracking, lockable and secure cabs, and lockable and secure enclosed cargo areas.
All collection equipment (bins, cabinets, bags) is kept locked until the confidential data is ready to be shredded by American Shredding employees inside our secure destruction area.
Paper is destroyed to particle size no wider than 5/8" shred width (5/8" is industry standard). The shredded paper is then commingled with similar grade recycled paper to further separate similar information and immediately baled and loaded into containers for recycling shipment.
Standard operating procedures dictates that all documents, media, or product is destroyed within 1 week of acceptance. American Shredding destroys material the same day of collection or the following day if delivered to our facility after 3 PM. All material is destroyed within 24 hours of acceptance.
Certificates of Destruction are included with the invoice to the clients.
Transport and Handling of Office Cabinet Contents
Cabinet contents are transferred to a locked security bin. An empty bag is put back into the cabinet and the cabinet is locked.
The security bin is locked and then transported back to our facility to be shredded in our restricted access area under video surveillance.
American Shredding is fully bonded and insured. We are confident in our security procedures and guarantee that your sensitive documents will be shredded in the most safe and secure manner possible.
American Shredding is dedicated to complying with all state and federal regulations.
Recently passed legislation requires that businesses containing any type of personal information must take reasonable measures in order to ensure that all confidential information is properly destroyed. This legislation holds businesses liable for any repercussions resulting in failure to properly dispose of confidential information.
Utilizing American Shredding ensures that your company will be safe from litigation through compliance with all legislation, including the Gramm Leach Bliley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the 1974 Privacy Act, HIPAA and FACTA regulations, and NAID provisions.
In 1988, the United States Supreme Court ruled that trash picking (dumpster diving) is legal. Once trash is placed outside, it is public domain, with no exception of privacy or ownership. This means that any information your company has not shredded is open to the public. Your company will be held liable for any repercussions resulting in failure to properly dispose of sensitive data.
Outdated or inactive company files can become damaging. Shredding this information protects you and your company against all potential lawsuits.
With American Shredding, confidential information is quickly and efficiently shredded. We are 100% committed to safely destroying of your data. We would like you to focus on your core business, and allow us to focus on ours; the destruction of confidential information. Give us a call.
We have never lost or mishandled a box, or even a single piece of paper that was received for destruction. Our mission statement implements industry-specific policies and procedures to minimize risks concerning the integrity of documents generated by each and every one of our clients. We have been successful because we seek out and hire trustworthy employees who have passed comprehensive background and drug tests.
We are regulated and comply fully with the Gramm, Leach, Bliley Act, FACTA, and HIPAA. We are members of and certified by NAID, the National Association of Information Destruction.