What is a Certificate of Destruction?

All businesses need to shred their private company documents. One small mistake causing a leak in information could lead to a world of consequences that will decide the fate of your company. So how can you be certain that your private information is completely destroyed?


a certificate of destruction proves that your shredding was done rightIf you need to destroy your documents, you have many different options, and you should choose the one that fits the specific needs of your business. Whether you prefer the convenience of on site shredding, or you need the power of an industrial shredder at a secure off site facility, it's important that you are confident in the complete destruction of your information.

A unique benefit of on site shredding is that it gives you the ability to see your documents or devices being shredded at your location, right in front of you. This adds an extra level of security in comparison to other services, but even this is not sufficient in assuring that you and your clients’ information stays safe.

To ensure your confidential information is being destroyed according to all Pennsylvania and federal laws, you should have the company performing your services provide you with a Certificate of Destruction to protect you in any possible legal situations.

Providing Secure Shredding Services in Pennsylvania

Trusting that the company performing your shredding services will follow all safety and security standards should be a deciding factor in your choice. At Philadelphia Paper Shredding, our contractors are required to abide by all federal and Pennsylvania data destruction laws.

Having faith in your shredding company shouldn't be the only form of security you rely on. After every shredding service performed by Philadelphia Paper Shredding, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction. This document provides the details of your service, including the date, type, amount, and location of where your materials were destroyed. The certificate also describes more in-depth information about your shredding service. Here is the information we provide:
  • A transaction code that can be used to reference each individual service 
  • A reference to the terms and conditions of both companies regarding their destruction processes 
  • Names of any witnesses to the destruction 
  • The Transfer of Custody of the materials being destroyed from the client to the contractor 
The more details included on the certificate, the better off you are. If there is ever any question related to the security of the documents you have shredded, the Certificate of Destruction serves as physical, detailed evidence of that proper destruction. If you are sued or audited, you can rely on this certificate to protect you.

Before leaving the fate of your confidential information in someone else’s hands, be certain you are working with a secure, reliable company that you can trust will provide you with documented proof of your shredding service.

Contact Us for Free Quotes on Shredding Services in Philadelphia Today!

If you’re interested in a shredding service but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place. Philadelphia Paper Shredding is dedicated to providing secure data destruction service options to individuals and businesses throughout the Philadelphia metro area. Simply fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (856) 334-1735 for free quotes.
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