A focus on Service and Security

Shred Instead is a AAA NAID Certified, family owned mobile document destruction company dedicated to providing professional shredding services with a personal touch. We are strategically positioned to serve government, residential, and commercial customers in Maryland, Washington, DC, Delaware, Northern Virginia and North Carolina.

Shred Instead’s team of trained Document Destruction Specialists will come to your location and properly dispose of all obsolete records and documents in a compliant manner. When your business demands the utmost level of service and security, Shred Instead is the only phone call that you need to make, we are AAA NAID Certified to handle your shredding services.

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Why Choose us



The AAA NAID Certification is a voluntary member certification program that addresses the various aspects of the destruction process, including operational security, employee hiring and screening, responsible disposal and insurance. Shred Instead is proud to be a AAA NAID Certified company – proof of our commitment to high standards, including secure workflows, rigorous employee screening and training, vehicle security and contingency planning that supports our unyielding commitment to serving our customers.
Depending on which paper shredding service you choose our shredding company will provide you with either an electronic Certificate of Destruction or a paper Certificate of Destruction. Scheduled Route Service Clients generally receive an Electronic Certificate of Destruction while most One Time [Purge] Shredding Clients receive a paper Certificate of Destruction.
We provide secure document destruction for the MD, DC, DE, Northern VA, NC areas.

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!

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.