Non-Paper Shredding Services with Lemay: 4 Q & A

Sep 15, 2021

Usually when people think of shredding things that contain valuable personal information they think of one thing: paper. 

In reality, there are a lot of forms of media besides paper that can contain just as much (or often more) personal information as paper documents. Lemay Mobile Shredding offers non-paper shredding services to help you get rid of these types of media in an effective, NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) certified way. 

Here are some commonly asked questions about non-paper shredding services.

Common Q & A on Non-Paper Shredding Services

Q: What does “other types of media” mean anyways?

A: “Other types of media” refers to any object that can store sensitive personal information. These include (but are not limited to: 

  • Thumb drives 
  • Floppy Disks
  • CD’s
  • DVD’s
  • Microfiche
  • Security/Personnel badges
  • X-rays
  • Hard Drives
  • Back Up Tapes
  • Uniforms/Textiles
  • CC/Debit/Gift Cards
  • Prescription Bottles
Q: How does non-paper shredding work?

A: Non-paper shredding involves one of our on-site, state-of-the-art shredding trucks. These trucks come to your home or business. Our NAID certified staff then load your devices/items into one of our bins, which then is deposited into the ‘shredding chamber’, where our truck renters hard drives, electronics, and other storages mechanisms into nothing more than tiny metal shards. With non-paper shredding your data is rendered completely unrecoverable. 

Q: Why not just erase or reformat hard drives or other information storing devices?

A: Contrary to popular belief, erasing or reformatting a disk or hard drive doesn’t eliminate your personal data from the drive (at least, not completely). Skilled, high tech identity thieves may still be able to access and extract your personal information from old hard drives. Shredding your devices and other storage mediums with Lemay ensures it’s complete and total destruction. 

Q: What about medical records and X-Rays?

A: At Lemay, we are 100% compliant with HIPAA guidelines for the destruction of medical records and x-rays. For more information on how we properly dispose of your medical records and x-rays, give us a call at 877-898-0112 and read out blog on HIPAA Compliance and X-Ray Shredding!

For more information about our non-paper shredding services, check out our non-paper shredding services page. For all your shredding needs, trust Lemay Mobile Shredding to get the job done quickly and accurately. For more from Lemay read out blog!