Frequently Asked Questions

We service Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat as well as the surrounding areas. Please contact us to see how we may be able to assist you, or click here for a full list of service locations.

DIY shredding is far less secure than professional document destruction services, especially in larger offices. In this day and age, leaving your confidential information vulnerable to mishandling can have serious consequences. In terms of efficiency, the volume we manage in one hour would take a typical office shredder days to destroy. Time is money.

All documents that we collect are destroyed the day they are received – no exceptions. We provide our clients with a Certificate of Destruction with all invoices to prove the documents have been destroyed.

Our shredders do not work in the same way the typical office shredder works. Paper is not cut. It is actually torn at the fiber, making it impossible to reconstruct.

Yes! All of the paper documents we collect are shredded first, recycled second. The digital media we handle is destroyed first, and then disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.

Simply put - security. Our on-site security containers are locked, preventing tampering of any kind. From start to finish, our on-site handling process is 100% secure and reliable, and safeguards against human error.

No. EnviroShred does not require removal of staples and paper clips from documents we are going to shred. Our slow-speed, high-torque shear process can shred binders, staples, paper clips, and even videos, tapes, and compact discs.

It is cited by the Canadian Security Intelligence that discarded business notes, reports, plans, operational manuals, and other sensitive data with regular waste materials can offer valuable insight into the inner workings of an organization. At EnviroShred we recommend a shred-all policy. This will ensure that the secure documents mentioned above including budgets, memos, design ideas, legal documents, training information, trade secrets, or any type of confidential information will be destroyed by EnviroShred.

After EnviroShred has completely shredded all of material collected, it is compacted and mixed with other data, making it completely unidentifiable. The shredded paper is then transported to recyclers and is manufactured into other paper products. This reduces waste and therefore lessens the impact on our environment.

EnviroShred offers both "scheduled" service and a "purge" service. Our scheduled service is convenient for businesses that consistently generate a high volume of confidential information. The scheduling of their service will be determined based on volume and frequency of need. EnviroShred's "purge" service is for businesses that do not generate large volumes of sensitive material and are adequately serviced on demand.