Why Shred?

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Most people understand that certain types of records must be kept a specific period of time for tax, legal, and other reasons. This is known as "records retention," and it plays a large part in legal compliance.

However, fewer people understand that keeping records beyond their retention period can prove to be a legal and logistical nightmare, not to mention that any documents containing confidential information, even outdated or obsolete documents, can be stolen and the information used by criminals. That’s why it’s a best practice to shred documents when they reach the end of their retention lifecycle.

A shredding service must follow secure procedures, hire background-checked staff, implement regular training, and carry the proper certifications and insurance so you know your information will remain confidential. Veteran Shredding is NAID AAA Certified, which carries strict requirements about personnel, procedures, and chain of custody. This means that once you hand over your documents to be shredded, you never have to worry about that information falling into the wrong hands.

That's the Veteran Shredding promise.

Outsourcing your shredding needs to Veteran Shredding provides you with a thorough and formal document destruction program that you don't even have to think about. We take into account your specific needs and requirements and get it done right, every time. For every destruction project, we provide you with a Certificate of Destruction that documents the destruction of your records.

By letting us handle the confidential destruction of your documents, you can focus on your life, business, hobbies, or anything besides old paper records you don't need anymore. To find out more about our various document shredding services, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

The Shredding Process:

  • We leave locked collection containers at your place of business at no charge.
  • You fill the containers with your confidential paper documents.
  • A friendly, professional Veteran Shredding technician arrives at your place of business with our mobile shredding truck on the recurring schedule you chose, or at the time you chose for your one-time purge shredding project.
  • We either dump the contents of your consoles into our bin or roll out your 64-gallon collection bin and load it directly into our shredding truck's lift to be shredded beyond reconstruction. We never directly handle your paperwork.
  • Upon completion of shredding, we give you a Certificate of Destruction so you can prove your compliance with document destruction laws and have an audit trail.
  • The shredded paper is baled and taken to a trusted recycling facility to be pulped and made into new paper products.

Veteran Shredding is based in Burnsville and serves the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul and the surrounding areas, including Scott and Dakota counties.

If you are interested in a shredding services quote or would like more information, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

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We'll shred today or tomorrow or it's free!*

*Today or tomorrow guarantee is good on shredding requests made Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area

What Our Clients Say about Us

We have been customers for three years and think Veteran Shredding is great! Reasonable prices, reliable schedule, and excellent customer service.


These guys are great. Flexible schedule when needed and do a great job


Lendsmart Mortgage

These guys are awesome! I searched the list for on-site paper shredding services, as I am not comfortable leaving sensitive information to be shredded "later" at another location!

Picked this company as they have great reviews and I like to support a vet-owned company. Scheduling was easy - I emailed when I was ready to shred, Dave called right back to schedule and they were out there on the date I selected. He called about an hour before our appointment to let me know he was on his way, and showed up when promised. Brought a big wheeled container to my garage, he dumped the papers in and shredded them right then and there. Even let me watch as it went through on the video monitor, which was pretty cool. Just a super nice guy, listening to him talk it is clear he loves his country and his family! I would be completely comfortable having him back to do more work even if I was home alone, he was an absolute class act.


Medina, Minnesota

Excellent from start to finish. Got a live person to take my call, a return call to schedule an appointment followed very quickly. A convenient appointment was made with a very short time. An advanced call specifying arrival occurred, with arrival, as anticipated. Dave was extremely friendly and very efficient. Shredding done on site, rather than being hauled to another location, which I did not want from other services. Cost was less than expected, and service exceeded my expectations. Would only use this company for this type of service in the future.


Angie's List

They were on time, efficient, pleasant, and honest. A pleasure to do business with them. I watched the whole procedure, and chatted with them as the shedding continued. This was an Angie's List deal purchase, and everything went extremely well. Very happy with the service, and definitely would use them again


Angie's List

 We used Veteran Shredding for our personal residential shredding and they did an EXCELLENT job! They are local and VETERAN OWNED! Thank you to Veteran Shredding for the superior service and for your service to our country!


Lkaeville, Minnesota

We've used Veteran Shredding a couple of times for a one time purge of records at our Shakopee office. The price is fair. The process is easy and the service is quick and efficient. Really a great local business.


Shakopee, Minneapolis

We found Veteran Shredding through the organizer we hired for our move. Veteran shredding was not only reasonably priced, but they were available to come when we wanted them. What I liked best was Dave's friendly manner when he picked up our piles to shred.



We've used Veteran Shredding for a one time purge of decades worth of sensitive records at our Roseville, Minnesota home. The shredding was done onsite. The price is fair in comparison to UPS bin service. The process is fascinating and easy, and the service is quick and efficient. This is a great local business!



Very pleased with Veteran Shredding's service. We were on a mission to get rid of all old tax returns, etc. and were drowning in paper! I called and they were at my garage in less than a half an hour. Reasonable price, friendly, competent and now I have a clean garage!


Prior Lake, Minnesota

I have used Veteran in the past and will use them in the future great service, personable and friendly.



Great experience working with Veteran Shredding! Highly recommend to anyone needing shredding services.


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