What is the easiest way to destroy documents in bulk?


Have you selected a shredding company to handle your document shredding services? Augusta Data Storage offers many types of document destruction services including mobile, plant-based, and drop-off shredding. 

What is the best document shredding service for your business?

We offer many paper shredding services for our clients. One of the most cost effective shredding options is scheduled shredding service. These regularly scheduled shredding services provide a variety of benefits including: 

  • Predetermined schedules, 
  • Established monthly cost, based on the number of containers and visits
  • Secure collection bins for documents between pickups
  • Easy to schedule additional pickups or services, as needed
Shredding Options for your Business: mobile/on-site, plant-based/off-site, drop-off, annual purges, and one time purges.

Mobile Shredding

Our mobile shredding services provide the ultimate convenience. We bring our mobile shredding truck to your office or facility to shred your paper documents on-site. No boxing or transportation, necessary! 

Many businesses prefer on-site shredding because  they can see their confidential information being disposed of themselves. Our mobile shred trucks have video feeds inside the shredder so that you can watch your items being destroyed, in real time. 

Organizations such as banks, law firms, hospitals, and government agencies often choose on-site document destruction services to maintain a tight chain of custody and ensure no unshredded documents are leaving their possession. 

Once the documents are shredded, we provide a certificate of destruction for your records.

Mobile shredding is a great option for bulk shredding or semi-annual and annual purge shredding projects. If your business is in need of more frequent shredding solutions, we recommend our scheduled services, which also take advantage of our mobile shredding capabilities.

Plant-Based Shredding

Plant-based, off-site shredding services are performed at the Augusta Data Storage facility. We will pick-up your documents and deliver them safely and securely to our facility. Our document shredding plant is equipped with state of the art shred technology that allows us to shred 10,000 lbs of documents per hour. Plant-based shredding services are recommended for one-time large-scale bulk shredding or record purge projects. 

Businesses typically use plant-based services when they are closing or relocating offices. Remember, even if your business is closed, you are still responsible for maintaining the integrity of the records you produced in the past. Take the time to purge and destroy any confidential or personally identifiable information. 

If your medical practice is closing, be sure to research the requirements for storing and destroying archived or inactive patient records. Need a storage solution? We can help with that too! 

Drop-off Shredding

Looking for a one-time, small batch shredding service? Drop-off shredding is your best option. Our drop-off shredding services offer the same level of security as our scheduled services and are billed by the pound, subject to a minimum service charge. 

What is an easy way to destroy documents in bulk?

Purging, or bulk shredding, provides a way to eliminate large amounts of out of date or unused records. At completion of your purge job, Augusta Data Storage provides you with a certificate of destruction as a record of compliance. 

Purge Shredding Services are Ideal for:

  • Document shredding prior to relocating
  • Yearly cleanouts
  • Finalizing of an audit or litigation
  • Corporate consolidation
  • Shredding of sensitive documents for compliance reasons


For many businesses, an annual or semi-annual records purge is scheduled as a part of their records retention policy. Once files reach the end of their useful life, they are moved out of rotation and scheduled for secure destruction. If your business does not generate enough secure information to use our scheduled shredding services, annual or semi-annual purges are the perfect option.


For organizations that do not have a steady influx of records, one-time purges require no long-term commitment and offer access to the same level of security and industry best practices that our regularly scheduled shredding customers receive. One-time purge projects are ideal ahead of office relocations or business closures and provide peace of mind for secure destruction of your remaining documents. 

Why do businesses shred confidential documents?

Confidential records and documents require secure shredding. Professional document shredding establishes a chain of custody and provides certificates of destruction, including which documents were shredded and when. This ensures that documents are not skipped over or misplaced. 

The Federal Trade Commission has standards for the proper disposal of information. These regulations differ for industries and can be found here.

Why Shred Confidential Documents? Shredding protects business and customer information. Using professional shredding services establishes a chain of custody to ensure your records never end up in the wrong hands.

How does data destruction improve security?

For over 25 years, Augusta Data Storage has been a leading, local provider of secure records management services in the Augusta, GA area. Our services offer restricted access entry and facility monitoring, NARA and NAID compliant solutions, and background checked personnel. Augusta Data Storage maintains NAID-AAA Certification for both mobile and plant-based document destruction, as well as mobile and plant-based hard drive destruction services. For more information about our NAID-AAA Certification and learn more about NAID read here.

For any additional questions concerning our services and processes, and for your free quote, contact us today!