What is a Certificate of Destruction?

Document destruction refers to the literal obliteration of papers so that they can no longer be accessed, read, or even held. When you’re trying to protect your personal information and identifying data, this step is critical.

At Legal Shred, we’re in the business of helping you to achieve this peace of mind and destroy all of your documents, safely and promptly. We also help you to remain compliant throughout the process and offer a “Certificate of Destruction” as proof that we’ve upheld our end of the process.

In this post, we’ll look more closely at what a  Certificate of Destruction is and the purpose it serves for your paper shredding needs.

What it Looks Like

If you’re new to document destruction services and have never seen one of these formal documents before you may be wondering what to expect. This document contains specific details regarding the who, what and when of your papers. It not only tracks its process through the destruction funnel but also ensures that shredding has been completed and done so in accordance with any laws.

Why You Need It

In addition to peace of mind, a Certificate of Destruction will protect your business in case any legal action is taken or if an audit is conducted.

Must-have Features

Working with a professional paper shredding company will mean you’re given this document at the end the shredding job. Be sure to check that it is as detailed as possible and includes the following must-have elements:  

  • A Unique Transaction / Work Order Number
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Accurate Dates / Times / Locations
  • Name of Witness

If you’re looking for a company that can help you remove your documents and destroy them safely, let Legal Shred be your ally. We offer mobile shredding services that are completed on-site and we issue a document of destruction upon completion of the job. Don’t leave your company’s security and compliance in question. Contact Legal Shred today.


Certificate of Destruction

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