Shred Ace’s Shredding Process in DC, Maryland and Virginia

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Our secure 5 step process provides total information security for customers who utilize our recurring shredding programs. Our technicians are trained to provide an unmatched level of security and service, and they are always friendly (that’s still important, right?). If you only have a one-time need for shredding, no problem, we will utilize the same hands-free process to ensure that all of your sensitive information is securely shredded.

Deposit Documents

Employees use Shred Ace’s locked security container for the retention of confidential documents. You can utilize different types of containers and multiple containers in any combination.

Will I be provided with a key to the container? Yes. Ultimately it is your information, so you should always have access to it in case something was deposited by mistake.

Do I have to pay a separate fee for the shredding containers? No, the containers are provided at no cost to you.


Shred Ace shredding technician arrives to collect your confidential materials and securely transport them down to our shredding truck, which is parked at your location.

What happens if I fill my container earlier than the scheduled date? No problem, just give us a call and we will come at an earlier time for the same price as always. We can then reset your schedule from there, no penalties or urgency fees.

Can you shred extra materials from time to time? Sure, that is never an issue- just let our technician know which materials need to be destroyed and we’ll take it from there.

On-Site Destruction

Shred Ace’s shredding trucks will lift the secure container into the shredding hopper, where your materials will be shredded quickly and securely right before your eyes. The patented tunnel on our mobile fleet ensures that your documents will not be affected by wind or other elements.

How fast are your shredding trucks? FAST! Our mobile shredding trucks can shred up to 4,000 lbs. of paper per hour, which is the equivalent to approximately 120 file boxes.

Signed Certificate

Once the shredding is completed, we issue a Certificate of Destruction verifying that all materials were securely destroyed.

Can I pay with a credit card? Yes, you can pay online with a credit card or provide your information over the phone. We also accept cash, checks, and bank drafts.

Does the Certificate of Destruction cite that you are NAID AAA Certified for mobile shredding? Yes, our NAID AAA Certification status is noted on the Certificate should you ever need to show documentation that your items were destroyed.


Recycling Symbol WebsiteAll shredded material is transported to a recycling plant, where it is hydro-pulped and used to make new paper products.

What items can/cannot be shredded? There is no need to remove staples, binder clips, paper clips, rubber bands, or hanging file folders. Due to recycling restrictions, however, we cannot shred 3-ring binders or large amounts of plastic or metal along with the paper, those items must be addressed separately.

Give us a call or email at any time to discuss your shredding needs . . . we can tailor a program to fit your office just right.

Need a Quote?

To speak with a member of our staff about our document shredding services, contact Shred Ace online or by phone at 1-87-SHRED101 (1-877-473-3101).

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What Our Customers Are Saying on Google


  • Avatar Erin Foster ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Another top notch experience with Shred Ace. Excellent, well coordinated service and very responsive.
  • Avatar Kate Barbee ★★★★★ 8 years ago
    Everything about working with the Shred Ace team has been easy! I work for a local business and was tasked with finding a … More company to handle our shredding needs. From the first call to them a few years ago through our pick-up last week, their team has been easy to work with, helpful, and patient with our company needs. I can't recommend them highly enough.
  • Avatar Robert Leonard ★★★★★ 8 years ago
    We're a small/medium sized law firm so our shredding needs vary depending on case load. Shred Ace has been a great company … More to work with and has great customer service. In the case that our bin gets full before next shredding, I've never had a problem getting someone to stop by within a reasonable amount of time to empty out for us. Shred Ace has been very compatible to our varying shredding needs and working with them on quote for other projects has been a breeze.

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