Accu-Shred FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

The Accu-Shred office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How long should I keep my documents before they are destroyed?

The Federal government updates guidelines for different types of business and personal documents all the time. Please check for up-to-date information on your particular needs.

Can a Accu-Shred truck come to my house?

Maybe. Accu-Shred may be able to help you destroy documents stored at your home, whether they are business related or personal documents. Availability of this service will depend on truck accessibility at your residence, proximity to the existing service route and your flexibility to accommodate our schedule. Minimum charges apply for this service. Please call our office for more information.

Can a Accu-Shred truck come to a storage unit?

Yes. If your home or business documents are located in a storage facility that needs to be purged, we can help. Give us a call for more information and an estimate.

How do I know that my documents are shredded securely?

Accu-Shred is a AAA Certified Member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. Through the Certification program, members are audited and are held to standards for secure destruction processes including: operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process, responsible disposal and insurance.

Why should we destroy our business information?

  • To protect the privacy of your customers, clients and employees.
  • To protect against information-based fraud and guard your proprietary information.
  • To comply with state and federal laws.

How much paper do your bins hold?

For estimating purposes, we have provided capacity in terms of a standard “banker box” measuring 10Hx12Wx15″D.

  • 64 gallon (holds approximately 6 standard banker boxes)
  • 32 gallon (holds approximately 3 standard banker boxes)
  • Console unit (holds approximately 2 standard banker boxes)

Why can’t we just shred our documents in-house or at home?

On the business side, it can cost thousands of dollars in lost employee productivity and equipment maintenance. And “shredding” isn’t the same as “destroying.” Shredding isn’t the most effective – or secure – method for disposing of your confidential company information.

For personal document destruction, again, shredding isn’t the same as destruction. And we bet you have better ways to spend your valuable time (and money) than sitting in front of a shredder!

Why should I use a shred company that recycles?

Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution! Recycling is good for our economy and the environment. It reduces waste, saves energy, and preserves landfill space For more information, visit the National Recycling Coalition online at

Do you recycle computers?

Yes. We offer a full range of E-cycle services. Please check our E-Cycle page for more information.