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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Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
18:47 09 Jan 14
When my customers need a document shredding service, I refer them to Shred Ace with no worries. They are professional, reliable, and their pricing is always reasonable . . . they’ve done a number of rush jobs for us with no issues. We’ve actually used them for hard drive shredding as well and the service was great as always. When it comes to my customers, I have to know that any vendor I refer them to will do a great job, and I am always happy to refer them to Shred Ace.
Deirdre Calcutt
Deirdre Calcutt
15:04 26 Nov 13
Our company has used Shred Ace for the past year and have been very pleased. Easy to get a hold of, quick to respond and schedule a pick up and pleasant employees. We have been very happy and have referred our client to them as well. We look forward to working with them again.
Anna Shkrabaliuk
Anna Shkrabaliuk
18:53 10 Feb 14
The ShredACE paper-shredding service is one of the most simple to use, efficient, professional, quick, affordable and safe options. We have been using them for the past 2 years and are absolutely satisfied with their service. I definitely recommend ShredACE for your shredding needs!
Stephen Topf
Stephen Topf
18:35 09 Apr 15
Excellent service, Shred Ace! Keep up the good work! - Steve
Jean Marie Diehl
Jean Marie Diehl
17:30 10 Jan 18
What a great company! I am a home organizer and I exclusively work with Shred Ace for my client’s shredding needs! Customer service for booking appointments is wonderful, the technicians who operate the trucks are extremely efficient and professional, always willing to help my clients and I haul the large bags of documents out to the truck. I can’t recommend this company enough! Trustworthy, efficient and very well ran company!!
Dietra Chase
Dietra Chase
18:43 30 Oct 17
Shred Ace's technician was so very courteous and professional. That machine on the truck sucked up and shredded my files so fast. I would definitely hire them again and would highly recommend them.
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