On-site vs Off-site Document Shredding

One of the first things that you need to know when shopping for a document shredding service is would you prefer On-site or Off-site shredding.

On-Site or Off-Site? - Aren't they both secure?

The answer is NO! On-site destruction is far more secure than off-site!

Off-site destruction increases risk and liability by removing it from your control while you are still liable for the information security. Whereas with on-site shredding, your sensitive files are shredded before leaving your location.

Most shredding companies want you to choose off-site because it is easier to collect and shred with lower equipment costs. Because of that, often times they will lower your bill by a couple of dollars a month.

What they don’t tell you is that once your sensitive information reaches their location it may sit up to a month waiting for them to put it through the shredder. (After being sorted for recycling purposes)

Once the shredding process finally begins, someone being paid minimum wage sorts through your papers to separate out the clean whites from the colored or low quality paper. They do this so they can be reimbursed from recyclers for having high grade paper for recycling.

In this scenario, not only does your sensitive information remain available for theft or viewing, but it is guaranteed that it will be handled multiple times by multiple people including the collection truck driver, the sorters, and everyone else who has access to the facilities. While we like to be trusting of people, it just doesn’t make sense to allow your sensitive information to be open to that kind of access if you are paying for secure destruction. Someone’s lack of having been convicted of a felony is no guarantee of future honesty!

Ok, Well I trust a total stranger will at least do his job ethically... Is there any other problem with off-site shredding?

An offsite service truck may make 25-30 service stops per day. If you employ offsite services, your confidential documents are compromised each time new documents are placed into the back of the offsite truck.

When the off-site shredding collection truck travels from stop to stop your documents are exposed to possible accidents and road hazards which could leave your sensitive documents blowing in the wind.

Mobile On-Site Document Shredding = Maximum Security, Minimum Liability!

At Discount Shred we ensure that our customers confidential information is discarded in the most secure and compliant way.

Simply put, we shred everything at your facility and don’t leave until your information is destroyed. Customers can choose on setting up a routine service or can call us for one-time purge job.

Discount Shred comes directly to your facility with its secure mobile shredder.

You may watch and verify as sensitive files, documents, and materials are permanently destroyed. We tailor the timing of our visits to fit your schedule and needs. We offer service daily, weekly, monthly or whenever you need us.

Flexible Shredding Service Options to Fit Your Needs

Discount Shred will pick up materials at your place of business and shred them on-site while you watch via a closed circuit monitor. This can be done just one time, or at regularly scheduled intervals (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) or tailored to meet your specific requirements

We offer a variety of locked console and bin styles to Discount Shred customers to enable the secure storage of sensitive material on an on-going basis between service intervals.

These containers can be strategically placed in your business and will be emptied on a scheduled basis by our trained technicians.

Discount Shred provides certification that sensitive information has been professionally destroyed as per nationally accredited standards.

Destruction Certification

Discount Shred takes data security seriously and ensures the professional destruction of sensitive information. After each shredding job, we issue a Certificate of Destruction promptly, providing you with tangible proof that your confidential documents have been thoroughly and securely obliterated.

This certificate serves as a crucial document for your records, verifying that Discount Shred has met its commitment to safeguarding your information and helping you maintain compliance with privacy regulations. It offers peace of mind, assuring you that your data is no longer at risk of falling into the wrong hands.

Quality & Reliability With 100% Satisfaction.

Established in 2013, Discount Shred is a California local, family owned, professional shredding service. We provide no hassle, affordable document destruction services on-site to businesses and residential customers throughout the Fresno and Clovis area.

Easy to Work With

We can give you a FAST, 30 second quote without needing to know anything about you.

NO Surprises

We charge a flat rate with NO hidden fees, ensuring complete transparency in our pricing!


We have a LOW minimum and we provide a diverse range of choices to suit your requirements.


We are happy to service ANYONE. We provide residential paper shredding as well as document destruction for large businesses and governments.

Years of Experience

Secure Shredding Services

We provide a wide range of shredding services including Paper, Hard Drives, Digital Media, Labels, Products, Clothes, etc. Whatever your needs, we can find a way to shred it!

Simple 3 Steps Process

Our shredding process is as easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Schedule

Schedule your document shredding service for a time and day that is convenient for YOU!

Often we are able to provide same-day or next-day shredding as long as it fits in the route!

Our professional and courteous driver arrives in the appointed time frame with a state-of-the-art Mobile Shredding Truck.

2. Shredding

+ All contents of your boxes, bags, and other containers are loaded into our secure shredding bins.

+ Our truck lifts the bin and dumps it into the paper shredding chamber in the truck.

+ We do all the lifting! Our mobile shredding specialist ensures the process is done securely with no contact to the documents.

3. Security

The entire process of Shredding your documents is monitored through 2 separate security cameras. Our document shredding specialist gives you a signed certificate of destruction indicating that the Document Destruction was completed.

We offer the BEST shredding service in the area.

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California Service Area

Headquarters in Clovis / Fresno with Offices in the greater Fresno area, Stockton Region, and the greater Sacramento area.

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Our Document Shredding Service is designed to securely destroy your confidential documents, preventing unauthorized access and ensuring compliance with privacy laws. We cater to both businesses and individuals in Clovis and Fresno, offering a reliable solution for protecting sensitive information.
Yes, we offer on-site shredding services directly at your location in Clovis and Fresno. Our mobile shredding trucks come to you, providing a secure and convenient way to dispose of your documents without the need for transportation.
Scheduling a shredding service in Clovis or Fresno is easy! Simply call us at (559) 481-7447 or visit our office at 8253 N Marion Ave, Clovis, CA 93619. Our team will assist you in choosing the right service and scheduling a convenient time for shredding.
We can shred a wide range of documents, including but not limited to financial records, personal identification documents, business contracts, and medical records. If you have specific requirements or need to shred non-paper materials, please contact us to discuss.
Absolutely! We offer regularly scheduled shredding services for businesses in Clovis and Fresno. This service is ideal for organizations that generate a consistent amount of sensitive documents and require ongoing, secure document disposal.

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