Certified Shredding Services
The Certified Shredding Services part of Schaap Records Management offers perhaps the most important service of any of the Schaap Family of Companies. We shred confidential documents that contain important information that is no longer required, insuring that the information can no longer be used.
To accomplish this, Certified Shredding has a shredder at the Albany facility capable of destroying thousands of pounds of paper per hour, as well as a mobile shredder that can be dispatched to shred paper on site.
Once paper is shredded, a certificate of destruction is issued indicating when the paper was destroyed and the individual responsible for the shredding. Then, the paper is baled and shipped to mills to be turned into paper again.
Certified Shredding Services can provide 65- or 95-gallon secure collection containers for paper to be shredded and can pick them up on a scheduled or as-needed basis. For clients who may have limited space, smaller containers can also be ordered and will be provided free.
Purging of a large volume of records has become a Certified Shredding Services specialty. We have the equipment and manpower to make sure any volume of records is securely and professionally transported and destroyed.
As a public service, twice every year, in an effort to combat identity theft, and in cooperation with the Town of Colonie Police, Certified Shredding Services offers a free shredding day for the general public. Individuals may bring up to 30 pounds of paper to our facility to be shredded at no charge. The free shredding days are the Saturday on Columbus Day weekend, and the first Saturday after tax day (usually April 15). Please feel free to take advantage of this free service.
Schaap Records Management is proud to be established as a member of the National Association for Information Destruction, the international trade association for information destruction. In addition to providing ongoing education about the proper handling and destruction of sensitive records, members must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics
- Members shall not by any means engage in, nor allow the use of, statements that are false, misleading, incomplete, or likely to mislead consumers or members of the public.
- Members shall respect the confidential nature of the customers' records and shall maintain appropriate protection to prevent any disclosure of such information except when required by law.
- Members shall uphold and improve the integrity of the industry by affirmations of truth, fairness and professional conduct.
- Members shall not consider or represent general office paper recycling as a form of destruction.
- Members shall provide opportunities for the interchange of experience, opinions and knowledge through meetings, discussions and publications, for the improvement of the industry, and for the benefit of customers.
- Members shall price their services in a manner that accurately reflects the terms of service and pricing as understood by the client.
- Members shall promote the purpose and effectiveness of the information destruction industry by any and all means consistent with the public interest.
- Members shall abide by Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
- Members shall abide by, and be subject to, the By-Laws of the Association.
- Members shall deal fairly with their customers, employees and suppliers.
- Members shall be good corporate citizens by serving the community.
- Members shall be honest, truthful and fair to all concerned.