Why should I shred?

Based on current Federal regulations, virtually every organization has data that needs to be rendered incapable of use and identification prior to disposal. Today’s environment necessitates that businesses attain and maintain compliance with these regulations or possibly face steep fines.

Shredding is the only prudent method of ensuring that your private and confidential information is completely destroyed and thus cannot be used by those who would commit fraud with it.  Also, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Document Disposal Rule (FTC) SHREDDING, burning  or pulverizing and the only approved method of destroying documents covered by the Federal Law known as FACTA (link here)

Why Secured Shred?

• Unlike other services, we charge only for what we actually shred, no by how long it takes. You can’t control the speed at which our people or shredders work and we don’t expect you to have to monitor that.
• You save on labor, cost, and space while alleviate the need for you to store your documents for longer than necessary.
We can significantly reduce your in-house shredding cost and efficiency and free up your staff for more important work. (link to comparison of in house vs. hiring SS)
• Our Mobile shredding systems will process up to 6,000 lbs. of paper per hour, hundreds of times the capacity of office shredders. Couple that speed with capability to shred staples, binder clips, hanging file folders, manila folders,  fasteners and more; our mobile shredding system will complete in minutes what alternative in-house measures will require hours or even days to accomplish.


September 15, 2017

Dear Valued Customer:

We are pleased to announce that Secured Shred has officially joined Shred Instead. Together, we are bigger, stronger and better positioned to serve our customers with top-of-the line shredding solutions.

Similar to Secured Shred, Shred Instead is a family-owned document destruction firm that places the utmost value on providing exceptional customer service while delivering on-site secure document destruction services.

There will be no immediate change to the rendering of your shredding solutions. You can continue to count on on-site service and support through Shred Instead’s owner, Chris Chapman, and Customer Service Team which can be reached to answer any questions you may have using the contact information below.


Secured Shred
Kim Knight
(888) 747-3388
(410) 871-1111
Shred-Eco, LLC dba Shred Instead
Chris Chapman | Owner
DUNS Number: 06-6788465
O: (443)288-6375
    Shred Instead Customer Service