Shredding and Destruction FAQs

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1) What type of materials can you shred?

CI Information Management’s powerful technology can shred almost anything, but we specialize in paper. CI Information Management’s proprietary shredding technology completely destroys sensitive business information into unreadable confetti-sized pieces that cannot be reproduced or recreated. We can also shred items like Microfilm and microfiche, hard drives, backup magnetic tapes, CDs and DVDs, Floppy Disk and Flash Drives.

2) How is the stored material kept safe before it is shredded?

We supply our clients with locked shred consoles at their facility, so employees can place documents in a secure container before a scheduled pickup. We will work with you to determine how many locked consoles you need at your facility, and then place them in convenient locations throughout the building.

For estimating purposes, we have provided capacity in terms of a standard “banker box” measuring 10Hx12Wx15″D.

  • 64 gallon (holds approximately 6 standard banker boxes)
  • 32 gallon (holds approximately 3 standard banker boxes)
  • Console unit (holds approximately 2 standard banker boxes)

4) Can a CI Information Management shred truck come to my house?

Maybe. Our residential clients use our services on a regular basis to securely shred financial and personal documents. Shredding confidential information is the ultimate preventive measure against identity theft. CI Information Management may be able to help you destroy documents stored at your home, whether they are business related or personal documents. Availability of this service will depend on truck accessibility at your residence, proximity to the existing service area, safe access to documents and your flexibility to accommodate our schedule. Minimum charges apply for this service. Please call our office for more information. Drop-off shredding services continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for your added convenience.

5) Can a CI Information Management shred truck come to a storage unit?

Yes. If your home or business documents are located in a storage facility that needs to be purged, we can help. Give us a call for more information and an estimate.


6) What happens to the paper after it has been shredded?

After the paper has been securely shredded, we recycle all the paper. Partnering with CI Information Management not only keeps your information secure, but also it helps keep this earth a little greener. Each ton — or 2000 pounds — of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. Recycling is good for the economy and good for the environment. For more information, visit the National Recycling Coalition online at


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