Our 2019 Environmental Savings Report



2019 marked another year of exciting changes and growth for our organization! As we continue to expand our footprint for secure shredding services across the CSRA, we’re also working to improve our records management offerings and streamline our processes to lighten the load of those tasked with information security and management in our local market.

Annual Shredding Totals

In 12 short months we shredded over 866 TONS of paper. These totals represent secure shred pick-ups from our local customers, community shred events and drop-off shredding, and annual bulk purges.

That means that we were shredding and recycling an average of 72 Tons of paper each month. That’s a lot of shredding.

Secure Shredding + Recycling

Destruction of confidential records and materials is hugely important, and a single error can have far-reaching effects. It’s even been found that improper destruction of paper records is what most prominently leads to data breaches in hospitals and medical offices. Not only that, but it’s a thorough process that consumes a lot of time, which many organizations could spend on more productive tasks. Outsource to Augusta Data Storage and we provide a range of services to meet customers’ needs, whether that be shredding on-site at your business or organization or in our facility for drop-off. We offer complete security across all services, and recycle all shredded paper, reducing the impact of office waste.

Our Recycling Process

After all our paper pulp is shredded and baled, it is picked up by Georgia Pacific and is recycled to make new products, which allows us to create substantial environmental savings. These statistics represent the savings from recycling paper products, versus the use of raw materials for the production of new “virgin” paper products. Check out the infographic below for a run-down of our annual environmental savings!


In addition to our paper and cardboard shredding and recycling programs, Augusta Data Storage is proud to offer a NAID AAA-Certified E-waste recycling program to help you manage the threat of lost or mishandled outdated electronic devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. We can securely destroy your hard drives and ensure that the parts and pieces are processed for recycling to avoid environmental hazards.