ALL AMERICAN

Shredding & Recycling

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 (see Records Retention Schedule). This includes office correspondence, tax records, invoices, purchase orders, visitor logs and employee training records.

What are the advantages of off-site shredding?

Off-site shredding is the most convenient, cost-effective way to securely dispose of your documents and other paper waste. Our insured, uniformed drivers will pick up your paper waste, at scheduled intervals, to transport to our secure, high-capacity shredding facility at a lower cost than is possible for on-site destruction. We have a wide selection of consoles and containers to fit your needs.

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.

Do we need to remove bindings, fasteners, paper clips or staples?

No preparation of the paper waste is required. Bindings, paper clips, staples and other fasteners do not need to be removed.

How much paper can you pick up and shred?

No job is too large or too small. We do it all, from one box to an entire warehouse filled with documents.

Further Questions

Questions about these FAQ's or about any other issues may be addressed to:

All American Shredding & Recycling, Inc., P.O. Box 8313, Denver, CO 80201 or to Dmitry Chernyak at dmitry@allamericanshredding.com.



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How quickly can All American pick up our material?

We can send a truck to pick up your material or deliver containers today or tomorrow.

How quickly are my documents destroyed?

Your documents are usually destroyed on the same day that they are picked up.