Shred Defense™ …FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED…DEPENDABLE…RESPONSIBLE
What sets Shred Defense™ apart from other shredding companies?
Pulverization! (not strip shredding or cross cut)
- Our output product is approximately 1/8” to 5/8” random pulverized pieces. Other companies produce a 5/8” width but the length can be as long as your document. Pulverization leaves no sensitive information: like social security numbers. We offer a government specified approved shred output, which has allowed us to do work for Federal Agencies.
- Environmentally Sustainable Shredding
- AAA (National Association of Information Destruction) NAID www.naidonline.org, for both our mobile and in plant services. Shred Defense™ is one of a very few companies in the bay area that are AAA NAID certified. There are many companies that are NAID members but that does not give them the mandates that we follow to be the most secure shredding company available. Here are just some of the mandates we must follow as an AAA NAID certified company:
- Employee Clearance
Drug screening, employment history, and criminal background checks (by a third party) enable us to exclude high risk individuals from our employment. This prevents our sensitive documents from falling into unsecure hands.
- Access Control
Secure removal of pulverized documents, security of facilities, monitoring of alarms, and video monitoring and recording are of utmost importance at Shred Defense™ Our in-house shredder is fenced in from floor to razor wire at the ceiling. Only cleared personnel can enter this area.
- The Destruction Process
a. We pride ourselves on the small particle pulverization size, document destruction timeframe, and disposal of destroyed materials. Shred Defense™ offers the most superior shred type, pulverization. We normally process all paper before closing time.
b. We bale our paper into over 3/4 ton bricks of paper in our facility (no subcontracting).
c. The bales then travel by rail car to Georgia Pacific to be recycled into household products. We never recycle our paper outside of the U.S.A.
d. As of February 2011, We are now AAA NAID Certified in Micro Media Destruction and continue to be AAA NAID Certified in Paper & Hard Drive Destruction.
- Bay Area Green Business Certified. www.greenbiz.ca.gov
- Shred Defense™ runs the only mobile "green" pulverizing, shredding truck in the Bay Area.
- Corporate Responsibility
Shred Defense™ Shredding believes in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Our goal is to educate children and adults alike in environmentally sustainable recycling. We all need to understand the difference between being compliant and protecting personal and business interests. Shred Defense™ sponsors many events that directly impact our children's educational futures and well being. We spend time with children to educate them on the effects of recycling responsibly. We enjoy working with the local food banks to put food into homes of those who are currently struggling to feed their families. We are here to not only make a difference in your security but in the community that surrounds you!
Sponsored events, donations & education
- AAUW-OML (American Association University Women--Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch)
- Bay Point Schools
- Bay Point Church Crab Feed, giving back to local schools
- Bollinger Canyon Education Fund
- Boys and Girls Club of El Sobrante
- Contra Costa Christian Schools, Walnut Creek
- Creekside Crab Feed, giving back to local schools
- Creekside Church Kids Camp Fundraiser, helping to send kids to camp
- Food Bank of Contra Costa County, shredding for food
- Greening Your Business Luncheons
- Indian Valley Elementary School
- La Casita Bilingue Montessori School
- Lamorinda Adult Respite Center (LARK)
- Las Trampas, Inc. Helping Adults with developmental disabilities
- Leap Arts education programs, Sand Castle Classics
- Martinez Schools & Alhambra High School Band
- Point Richmond Summer Music Concerts
- Recycling Education at local schools
- Rheem Theater, ADA lift
- Rotary Lunch and Learn
- Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival: Eco-Green Village & Sponsor 2009
- Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center
Shred Defense™ would like to invite you to come and view our operations in Richmond first hand and see how your security is our first concern!