Frequently Asked Questions


Here are answers to common questions we get!

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Why should i shred?

In today’s world, your privacy is being exposed thru many ways. The security of your information is paramount for businesses and personal reasons. Payroll stubs, account information, addresses, phone numbers, applications, background checks, budgets, memos, design ideas, legal documents, manuals, training information, trade secrets or any type of confidential information.

How often will Chesapeak Shredding come to shred documents?

Chespaeak shredding offers both scheduled services and purge services. Scheduled services are for businesses that regularly generate confidential information. The volume of documents produced will determine the frequency of their services. Purge services are for businesses and households that do not have a steady need for document destruction services. Their visits are determined on an as-needed basis.

Will you remove all Junk or just electronic equipment?

Chesapeak Shredding partners with Bumble Junk for all junk removal needs. Bumble Junk will handle all commercial junk removal and residential removal. You may call them at 1-888-286-2535

Do I need to remove paper clips or staples?

No, the low speed, high tourque shear process can shred any metal such as paper clips, staples, and discs.

How will i know if Chesapeak shredding has shredded all my confidential documents?

Chesapeak Shredding will present a signed Certificate of Destruction for each visit to your location. Therefore, Chesapeak Shredding LLC assumes all liability for your confidential documents the second they leave your hands.

what happens to the documents after they are shredded?

The shredded material is compacted and mixed with other data, making it virtually unidentifiable. Then, the shredded papers are manufactured into recycled paper products. This ultimately reduces costs and waste, and creates environmental sustainability.