The security of public paper shredding varies depending on the firm chosen to carry out the services. The Paper Shredding Services Review rates the top 10 public paper shredders between fair and excellent in document security.
To ensure a high level of document safety, customers should hire shredding companies that are certified through the National Association for Information Destruction. This confirms that shredders meet specific security standards to remain certified. By requirement, customers are presented with a certificate of destruction as proof that the documents were properly shredded. Secure paper shredding firms also ensure that documents are never seen while in transport. Customers should be sure that before shredding happens, firms only handle locked boxes of documents, never the papers themselves.