What to Shred?

Please note we can dispose of CDs, DVDs and other electronic waste using our IT Collect service. X-rays can be securely destroyed. They are taken away separately.

Shred On Site Melbourne and Shred On Site Geelong can help you determine what can or should be shredded. The days of throwing everything in the rubbish or recycle bin are over. The risks of identity theft and corporate espionage are now too great. Privacy laws have set the standards for how confidential information must be destroyed with large penalties for non-compliance.

Every day, companies rely on their employees to know how to manage and dispose of confidential information. Have those employees received any training or guidance? Are there any written policies or instructions? What needs to be stored, what goes in the rubbish, what should go in the recycle bin, what needs to be securely destroyed?

The correct disposal of information can prevent your business from being fined or receiving negative publicity (e.g. A Current Affair story or a social media storm).

Around the world, a ‘shred-all’ policy has become best practice. This takes the guess work out of the decisions employees have to make on a day-to-day basis because they know that if it doesn’t have to be stored for legal or business reasons, then it gets shredded, preferably ON SITE.

Here is a list of items that you should consider for destruction:

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Great service! Shred on Site made the task of disposing of old files and paperwork super easy. I received a confirmation email with the time the driver would arrive and he arrived exactly on time Friendly and efficient service, highly recommend.
I could not recommend this service more highly! 8 years of tax returns, personal medical docs was weighing us down. Shred On Site were incredibly accommodating on dates and times and literally provide service at your front door. The price point was excellent also. Was like a Marie Kondo 'spark joy' moment. Thanks so much, Lisa & Steve
We were very happy with the Shred on Site Service. We had several boxes of material to be shredded. Mike arrived on time and cheerfully tipped everything in to a Shred on Site Bin and promptly wheeled it to his truck. The material was being shredded as Mike filled out his invoice and the job was paid for. Very Efficient service, I would without any hesitation use their service again. Thanks Mike for an excellent, positive experience.
Excellent service. Arrived on time. No need to sort paper , plastic or ring binders. All shredded while you watch. Great way to get rid of those old personal files
Service is exactly as advertised. Easy connection to set up an appointment. Appointment made next day with text reminder and call on approach - very helpful in getting boxes ready for destruction. Thought I only had 2 boxes - after the team members arrived, I realised I had 5 which was no problem for them to accomodate. Out of date but sensitive documentation which they handled and shredded appropriately. Cost was very reasonable, even with the unplanned extras. Service - both from the admin office and team members who arrived - was excellent. I will be using them again for future document shredding and their expanded service offering covering electronic waste, knowing that it will be handled sensitively and efficiently.
Service is exactly as advertised. Easy connection to set up an appointment. Appointment made next day with text reminder and call on approach - very helpful in getting boxes ready for destruction. Thought I only had 2 boxes - after the team members arrived, I realised I had 5 which was no problem for them to accomodate. Out of date but sensitive documentation which they handled and shredded appropriately. Cost was very reasonable, even with the unplanned extras. Service - both from the admin office and team members who arrived - was excellent. I will be using them again for future document shredding and their expanded service offering covering electronic waste, knowing that it will be handled sensitively and efficiently.
fabulous service. on time, helpful, courteous, efficient. gave us great peace of mind that all our parent's documents and floppy disks were securely destroyed. thank you so much
Great work. Turned up on time. Very pleasant. Good value.
Shred on site were brilliant. Efficient, very helpful and pleasant to deal with.They answered my email enquiry within the day by phone, I made an appointment time for the van to come to my home for the following week.It arrived on time with a pleasant driver. I watched my documents shredded. They also took away an old printer and phone fax. I highly recommend this service and will use it again.
Great service. 15 years of company accounts gone. I feel cleansed. The truck came. The bin was wheeled in, filled and then all my confidential files were eaten by the truck. Good riddance!!Thankyou ShredOnSite.
This is a great service. They kept me informed of the process, arrived on time and answered the questions I asked. I only had a few cartons but I was treated as if I was a large business. Thank you Shred on Site.
Great service, fast and assured. A fantastic way to deal with all those confidential documents you don't want to have to sort!
Shred on Site did an amazing job shredding 40 years of paperwork and cardboard after closing our drafting business. Great value for money.very efficient, fast and clean. Great for peace of mind. Thank you.
I have used this company both business and personal shredding. All times customer service was excellent and they were oh so helpful. I found the pricing reasonable and have been more than very satisfied with their procedures. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
come right to where the paperwork was boxed. destruction in front of me. Very quick and no mess at all. polite and professional
Great service, we used to use this company for our business shredding when we lived in Melbourne. We now live in a coastal town but were able to meet the truck on it's mobile rounds and have our shredding down in about 5 minutes! Extremely convenient, friendly and easy to organise.
This was so easy to arrange and communication with company was spot on. Everything was as promised. It was cheaper as a one off to take our documents to a site where they had a regular commitment. A quick call to say they would be there in 20 mins. and it was all done. Wouldn’t hesitate to use again or recommend.

Personal Information

  • Bank account information
  • Insurance policy data
  • Utility invoices
  • Brokerage account information
  • Medicare number
  • Driver’s license information
  • Passport number
  • Medical and dental records
  • Resumes
  • Tax forms
  • Photographs

Non-Document Destruction

  • CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/DVDs
  • Computer Backups
  • Microfiche
  • X-Rays
  • Videotapes
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Casino Chips
  • Product Samples
  • Prototypes
  • Uniforms
  • Obsolete promotional items

Business Strategy

  • Business plans
  • Board papers
  • Supplier contracts
  • Client contracts

Financial

  • Bank statements
  • Credit card statements
  • Invoices/receipts
  • Used cheque or deposit books
  • Quotes
  • Budgets
  • Finance applications
  • Leasing/rental agreements
  • Tax file numbers
  • Tax returns (after 7 years)
  • Credit reports and history

Human Resources

  • Salary, wage and bonus schedules
  • Employment contracts
  • Job descriptions
  • Job applications
  • Resumes
  • Employee appraisals
  • Employee disciplinary reports
  • Medical records
  • Employee correspondence

Sales and Marketing

  • Client or prospect data
  • Marketing plans
  • Market research
  • Proposals
  • Letters of complaint
  • Tender documents
  • Obsolete collateral
  • Sales information
  • Price lists

Operations

  • Policies and procedures
  • OH&S reports
  • School reports and exam results
  • Student information
  • Used diaries
  • Training manuals
  • Printed email correspondence

Legal

  • Contracts
  • Legal cases
  • Confidential information
  • Signatures

Product Development

  • Research reports
  • R&D reports
  • Blueprints
  • New product designs

IT

  • User names
  • Passwords
  • System design information
  • System reviews

Why Choose Shred On Site?

We are a mobile document shredding & destruction company that specialises in shredding confidential documents on-site for total security and peace of mind. All shredded paper is 100% recycled. We provide one-off and regular services.

  • Shred at your Premises
  • Total Security and Peace of Mind
  • Privacy Law Compliant
  • 100% Recycled
  • Cost Effective