What Makes Our Shredding Services “Confidential/Secure”?

Posted on: October 19, 2016

There is no shortage of examples of identity or data theft, whether on a personal or corporate level. Regardless of the nature of your business, you have something that thieves want—from customer data to payroll information and everything in between. When your confidential documents are no longer needed, it’s crucial that you dispose of them in a secure manner to prevent your confidential data from falling in to the wrong hands. But how can you be sure that your information is being permanently, safely, and securely destroyed? The answer is simple: TrueShred.

TrueShred’s Secure Document Destruction

There are a number of reasons why shredding is the best option for disposing of your unwanted documents, but not just any method of shredding will do. Personal shredders found in office supply stores across the nation work well for non-sensitive documents such as advertising materials, but the technology and components used to manufacturer personal shredders is ineffective at rendering materials unreadable and for handling large batch jobs.

The methods and equipment used by TrueShred are NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) AAA certified to meet the most stringent compliance standards, and guidelines in the industry.

What Makes Our Shredding Services Secure & Confidential?

Nothing short of guaranteed security will do when it comes to the handling and disposal of your documents. At TrueShred, a secure chain of custody is followed from the moment your documents leave your hands, with locked bins and consoles designed to house sensitive documents securely until your scheduled service appointment.

On the day of your appointment, a uniformed TrueShred professional arrives with an on-site shredding truck and transports your documents to the vehicle using a secure bin. At no time throughout the process are your documents touched by hand, ensuring their contents remain confidential and you are invited to view the entire process to guarantee the chain of custody remains secure.

The bin is inserted in to a tunnel within the vehicle and your documents are finely shredded on-site with our state of the art equipment and combined with all the other paper on board, making it impossible to reconstruct. You will be issued a Certificate of Destruction for your records and the contents will later be recycled.

With TrueShred, you can choose from a number of options, including one-time shredding for when things start to pile up, secure shredding using our on-site, locked bins, and ongoing shredding with regularly scheduled service to meet the demands of your business.

The Benefits of Professional Document Destruction

In-house shredding can be ineffective and off-site shredding breaks the vital chain of custody. On-site, secure document destruction by TrueShred has a number of significant benefits, including:


Fulfill your legal obligation to employees and clients with secure, professional document destruction that meets or exceeds compliance standards for:

  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Costs Savings

Stop paying to manage and house information that is no longer relevant or useful.


All materials are recycled after shredding, reducing your impact on the environment.


A data breach can be devastating to your business, costing you more than just your reputation.

Secure Shredding Services in Metro DC

When you need confidential document destruction in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington DC, contact TrueShred here or call 888-322-3218. You can also use our online form to request pricing. We look forward to serving your shredding needs—and keeping you in compliance!

Upcoming Events

10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recycling Event To accommodate residential and small business clients, TrueShred offers a paper shredding drop-off option. Bring your medium sized boxes (Regular Bankers Box) of sensitive papers and for just $10 per box watch the
Dennis R. Akers, Audit Supervisor - Virginia Department of Taxation

”TrueShred was prompt, efficient, clean and extremely professional. I plan to continue to use your service and will highly recommend TrueShred to other businesses.”