What is a Certificate of Destruction?

All Connecticut businesses are required to shred their private company documents. One small mistake leading to a leak in information can cause a world of consequences that can decide the fate of your company. So how can you be sure that your information is never seen again?


certificate of destruction in New HavenIf you need to destroy your documents, you have many different options, and you can choose whichever one best suits your particular business needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of on site shredding, or you need the power of an industrial shredder at a secure New Haven off site facility, it's important that you are confident that your documents are being properly and thoroughly destroyed.

One benefit of on site shredding it that it gives you the ability to see your documents or devices being shredded at your New Haven location, right in front of you. This adds an extra level of security in comparison to other services, but visual confirmation of the destruction of your documents is still not sufficient.

To ensure your confidential information is properly destroyed, you should have the company performing your services provide you with a Certificate of Destruction to protect you in any possible legal situations.

Providing Secure Shredding Services in New Haven, CT

Your ability to trust that the company performing your shredding services will follow all safety and security standards should be a deciding factor in your shredding services choice. At New Haven Shredding & Records, our contractors are required to abide by all federal and Connecticut data destruction laws.

Faith in your shredding company shouldn't be the only form of security you rely on. After every shredding service performed by New Haven Shredding & Records, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction. This document provides the details of your service, including the date, type, amount, and location of where your materials were destroyed. The certificate also describes more in-depth information about your shredding service:
  • A transaction code that can be used to reference each individual service 
  • Names of any witnesses to the destruction 
  • A reference to the terms and conditions of both companies regarding their destruction processes 
  • The Transfer of Custody of the materials being destroyed from the client to the contractor 
The more details included on the certificate, the better off you are. If there is ever any question related to the security of the documents you have shredded, the Certificate of Destruction serves as physical, detailed evidence of that proper destruction. If you are sued or audited, this certificate is what will protect you.

Before leaving the fate of your confidential information in someone else’s hands, be certain your shredding service provider is a thorough, reliable company that you can trust will provide you with documented proof of your shredding.

Contact Us for Free Quotes on Shredding Services in New Haven Today!

If you’re interested in a shredding service but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place. New Haven Shredding & Records is dedicated to providing secure data destruction service options to individuals and businesses in New Haven and Hartford. Simply fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (203) 493-3595.
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