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Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have the answers.​

Our team of trained professionals is equipped with state-of-the-art
shredding technology to securely and efficiently destroy your confidential documents.

If you need more information about American Document Services, a locally owned paper shredding company in Las Cruces, El Paso & surrounding areas, we encourage you to browse our frequently asked questions below.

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American Document Services is a professional shredding service that ensures your confidential papers are permanently destroyed. Document shredding protects your company and your household from identity theft and fraud, as well as the legal liabilities of non-compliance. 

To schedule a shredding service, simply contact us via our website or by phone. We tailor our services to your unique requirements and budget; you may select from continuous shredding or one-time purging services.

Yes, we will come to your location (Las Cruces only at this time) to collect your documents and transport them back to our facility in locked, secured containers for secure plant-based destruction.

Yes, our One-time Purge service allows residential and business customers to easily carry out a large purge or one-time clean-out of documents piling up. The same process is involved as with our scheduled shredding option. This is a popular service choice to deal with home and office clutter in a secure manner!

We will shred all documents in either our secure shred truck or at our secure plant-based facility by our certified shred technicians.

Yes, we destroy hard drives completely which will rid them of any information. We will place your hard drive in a destruction system and the unit delivers catastrophic trauma to the hard drive chassis, destroying the internal platter, and all retrievable files and folders. That means physically shredding the hard drive and disposing of the minute particles that remain. Once hard drives are destroyed, the metal is recycled and you are issued a Certificate of Destruction.

No, paper clips, staples, and rubber bands aren’t a problem for our industrial shredders. You can simply hand over your documents as they are.

We are AAA NAID Certified, which means we comply with the highest shredding industry standards.  Once all the documents are destroyed,  you are issued a Certificate of Destruction.

Yes, We offer secure collection containers and bins to best suit your document collection needs.

Any paper holding personal information of clients, customers, or employees should be appropriately disposed of. Some items include but are not limited to:
  • Financial Records
  • Payroll Records
  • Old Personnel Files
  • Legal Documents
  • Canceled Checks
  • Bank Statements
  • Medical Records
  • Expired Identification Cards
  • Computer Printouts
  • Advertising Misprints
  • Company Invoices
  • Inventory Lists
  • Correspondence And Memos
  • Tax Records
  • Outdated Business Records
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American Document Services is NAID AAA Certified

It is the customer that ultimately benefits from a company becoming NAID Certified. This certification gives you – the customer and American Document Services – the vendor, peace of mind that ADS is a certified, qualified, reputable data destruction vendor satisfying the legal requirement of effectively complying with todays Data Protection Laws and Regulations.

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