At Shred Instead, we know the most secure way to destroy your documents is to shred them at your location.


Businesses and organizations looking to safely destroy confidential or proprietary documents on a continual basis.

Professional And Dedicated

Document Destruction Services


Shred Instead is a AAA NAID Certified, family owned mobile document destruction company dedicated to providing professional shredding services with a personal touch.

Our team of trained Document Destruction Specialists will come to your location and properly dispose of all obsolete records and documents.

We are AAA NAID Certified to handle your shredding services in a compliant manner.


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Our shredding trucks are capable of destroying up to 3,000 pounds of paper per hour and can handle any type of clips, bindings, or rubber bands so there is no need for you to spend any efforts preparing your documents for destruction.

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Our commitment to delivering professional shredding services with a personal touch allows us to exceed customer expectations on a daily basis! We are committed to doing our part to preserve the environment – We recycle 100% of the documents we shred! This is not all – Shred Instead made the choice to make our operations as environmentally friendly as possible:

  • Eco-friendly Containers – Shred Instead’s Containers feature some of the most environmentally friendly attributes that are available. Our rolling bins are 100% recyclable
  • Ultra-Efficient Shredding Trucks – Our state-of-the-art shredding trucks meet the EPA’s strict low emissions standards by using Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), and consume less fuel per pound of shredded paper than any other system in the industry!
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Held in either public or private spaces, Shred Instead’s Community Events are tailored to fit our partner’s needs and desires.

Shred Instead uses our state of the art shredding trucks to allow individuals to safely dispose of their confidential information, free of charge, by providing on site shredding.



Barbra B.

Residential Client

"Customer service Susan was great and the gentleman that did the shredding very nice and both very polite."

4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

John N.


"The gentleman was very nice, friendly and fast. Just because of him I would use this company again."

4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

Tina D.

Residential Client

"Excellent shredding service done at my convenience and right at home .I
will definitely recommend service. Thank you."

4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

Monica S.

Residential Client

"Convenient, easy, and friendly! Love getting rid of documents and being greeted with smiles. Everyone is so helpful too. Don’t even have to lift a finger. Thank

5.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

Alfred D.

Residential Client

"So fast and easy! Your on site staff was helpful and courteous! Thank you!"

5.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

Eugene M.

Residential Client

"Very Professional and knowledgeable and on Time! Keep up the great work"

5.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

Thomas A.

Business Client

"Easy to schedule, work done timely and efficiently, arrived when they said they would, the technician (Azende) was professional and courteous. Highly recommend
Shred Instead."

5.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings
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