Shred, Protect & Conserve

Shred on-site for maximum security.

There is a very good reason Sergeant Shredder only hires former firefighters, military and law enforcement officers who pass a comprehensive 7 year background check. We take the security of your confidential documents very seriously. According to CNN Money, identity fraud is on the rise.  Every two seconds an American becomes a victim of identity fraud. In 2013 the number of identity theft instances increased 500,000, affecting 13.1 million victims.

Most identity fraud is perpetrated through non-electronic means – such as dumpster diving. Without regular shredding, a business is exposing itself to a potential security breach. Not only can it negatively affect a business’ reputation, data breaches can carry expensive penalties.

This is one of the reasons why Sergeant Shredder specializes in mobile shredding. We come to your location and shred all documents thoroughly. Our process leaves nothing to chance.

Protect Customers, Employees & Your Company.

Corporate espionage costs US businesses billions of dollars in losses annually. According a report by software security giant McAfee, the cost of malicious activities is wide reaching, including:

  • Loss of intellectual property and confidential business information
  • Reputation damage due to breaches of sensitive customer data
  • Escalating costs to insurance premiums, network security prevention and recovery efforts

Identity theft now tops the list of consumer complaints. The Federal Trade Commission received 1.1 million complaints about fraud schemes; they reported more than $1.6 billion loss to consumers.

Believe it or not, your trash is a valuable source of competitive and private information. When data ends up in a dumpster, it is readily—and legally—available to anyone who mines it. Each instance of corporate fraud costs the victimized business an average of $800,000.

Negligent mishandling of ‘waste’ documents has forced the enactment of laws designed to protect the privacy of businesses and individuals, such as: FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act), the Privacy Act of 1974, the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Wisconsin Shredding Law (February 2000), California Assembly Bill 2246 (October 2001), Georgia Identity Theft Law (July 2002). California vs. Greenwood (1988).

Whether safeguarding company trade information or a client worried about consumer privacy and identity theft, the need to protect the confidential information entrusted to your business is now the law.

Conserve & Save the Environment.

Businesses are concerned with sustainability as well as information security. The benefits of recycling shredded waste are numerous. According to the EPA, to make one ton of paper using recycled fiber saves the following: 17 trees, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 360 gallons of water, 100 gallons of gasoline, 60 pounds of air pollutants and 10,401 kilowatts of electricity.

On-site shredding offers clients the peace-of-mind of knowing sensitive information has been totally destroyed before the recycling process begins. Sergeant Shredder uses industry-leading technology for a better environment.  Our fuel-friendly trucks are state of the art, with shredding capabilities of 8,000 pounds per hour and payloads of up to 11,000 pounds. The shredded material is compacted and mixed with other data, making it virtually unidentifiable.