Frequently Asked Questions
How do you charge?
Burgmeier Shredding charges by weight or the number of boxes to be shredded.
Can I just buy or rent a shredder?
Yes, if your security, money and time are not important to you. Paper shredding is important but it is best left to a professional.
Do you recycle what you shred?
Yes, everything that can be recycled is recycled. Burgmeier’s Hauling, Inc. has been a leader in recycling for over 25 years.
What is "mobile document shredding"?
Mobile shredding or on-site document shredding is where the shredder is built into our truck and your material is shredded in your parking lot.
What is "off-site paper shredding"?
Off-site shredding or plant based shredding is where we take your material back to our plant in locked bins to be shredded.
What is "witnessed shredding"?
Witness shredding is when you observe the shredding process. It can be done with a mobile shredder or when you visit a shredding plant. All negotiable instruments should be witnessed.
What is a "certificate of destruction"?
No matter what type of service you use, you should receive a certificate of destruction. This is your proof that your material was destroyed properly.
What is a "purge service"?
Purge service is a clean out of old files and storage areas.
What kind of shredders do you use?
Our shredding contractors use "pierce and tear", "hammer mill" and "single shaft grinder" type. All three provide irregular particles which are nearly impossible to reconstruct.
What is "HIPAA"?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 requires all covered entities to proactively safeguard individually identifiable health and healthcare-related information. Please visit the US Dept of Health and Human Services to learn more.
What is "GLBA"?
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 requires that financial institutions take steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of their customer' non-public, personal information. To learn more visit the Federal Trade Commission.
What is "FACTA"?
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003. The disposal rule requires proper destruction of all personal customer information. For current rulings please visit the Federal Trade Commission.
How much lead time do you need to schedule service?
We can usually be at your location within 48 hours. Often times we can arrange service the following business day.
Can you shred computers, uniforms, credit cards, skis ... ?
You name it and we can shred it. Just let us know what you need and we will come and get it.