Document Destruction

Mission Statement:


"To protect client information as if it were our own and deliver reliable and responsive service to all of our clients."


(Commercial Services Only)

MinnKota's Document Destruction Advantages:


MinnKota is a National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) “AAA” certified service provider for both plant-based (off-site) and mobile (on-site) destruction of printed media and computer hard drives.

Cost Effective

Destruction charges are based on weight or per container.

Convenient

With MinnKota's destruction process, there is no need to separate paper, remove staples, or paper clips and binder clips - saving your company time and money.

Security Assurance

From the time the documents are picked up, to the time your materials are completely destroyed, your confidential materials are always secure.

Environmental Responsibility

The shredded paper is baled and transported to paper mills that pulverize and recycle the material into new paper products. In doing so, approximately 17 trees are saved for every ton of paper recycled.

Secured Document Destruction Service

A client specialist from MinnKota will meet with you to discuss your company’s document destruction needs. After agreeing to the appropriate services and schedule, secure containers will be delivered and placed at your business. As dictated by the agreed to schedule, a collection specialist will stop by to collect all documents for destruction and either transport them to MinnKota’s secured facility for destruction within 3 business days or destroy them at your property using the mobile destruction unit.

With off-site (plant based) services all materials are securely transported from your business to MinnKota's destruction facility. With on-site (mobile shredding) all material is shredded at the customer’s location. After all materials have been destroyed, a certificate of destruction is provided, verifying that all materials have been destroyed. All destroyed materials are compressed into bales and recycled. For highly sensitive material, or if required by your business, MinnKota can accommodate client observation by appointment, which allows you to view the destruction process.

Secure Document Destruction
Commercial: Off-site / Minnkota Plant-based

The MinnKota off-site (plant based) shredding facility located at, 809 4th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota, is a secured facility that is monitored by a camera surveillance system 24-hours per day, 7 days a week. The system views the entire unloading and destruction process areas. MinnKota’s facility is only accessible to authorized personnel involved in the document destruction process. When the building is unoccupied it is secured by an alarm system which is monitored by Electro Watchman.

MinnKota’s plant based facility uses an industrial sized Ameri-Shred HP shredder. NAID AAA certification requires material to be shredded to less than 5/8 inch strips. MinnKota’s shredder shreds material into ½ inch strips. Once shredded, the material is compressed into approximately 1,400 pound bales and securely stored until it is shipped to a recycling mill where it is pulverized and made into new paper products.

Secure Document Destruction
Commercial: On-site / Mobile

With our Vecoplan mobile shred truck, MinnKota is able to drive to a customer’s location and shred their documents on-site. Vecoplan single shaft shredders not only meet the highest standards of security, but are also world leaders in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Vecoplan shredders leave rough hewn edges with no clear lines to re-assemble which also adds an additional level of security as the material won’t come out in any particular order from the discharge of the shredder. Material is then baled at our processing facility and shipped to a recycling mill where it is pulverized and made into new paper products.

Sensitive material including personal income tax information, bank statements, credit card statements, credit card offers, regular unwanted junk mail and other personal documents should be handled appropriately and securely. Reduce your risk and find peace of mind on identity theft issues by having your personal documents destroyed by MinnKota Secure Document Destruction, a NAID AAA certified company. MinnKota will accept and destroy documents and hard drives at its central location located at 809 4th Ave. North, Fargo, ND. MinnKota also has a shred bag which may be purchased for $5.00 by individuals to make it easy and convenient to place confidential material as you transport it to our facility. For larger volumes, please call ahead for an appointment and instructions, 701-293-8428 or 1-800-726-3164.

Hours for Document Destruction located at 809 4th Ave. North, Fargo, ND
Monday - Thursday 8-5 (Receiving closes at 4:30)
Friday 8-4 (Receiving closes 3:30)
Closed weekends.

Cost for paper: $0.20/lb ($5.00 minimum)
Cost for hard drives: Ask attendant for details

Electronic media and devices are a rapidly growing part of our waste stream. Most of this e-scrap contains confidential information. In the wrong hands, the misuse of this information could have dire consequences. Our destruction method eliminates the risk and protects your company from compliance violations.

MinnKota has been endorsed by NAID for destruction of computer hard drives. The AMS-150 Hard Drive Shredder shreds the hard drive into 1 ½” shred width, rendering the hard drives to complete physical destruction. Once the hard drives are destroyed each customer will receive a certificate of destruction.

Does MinnKota shred residential or home office documents and hard drives?


Yes, MinnKota will accept and destroy documents and hard drives at its central location located at 809 4th Ave. North, Fargo, ND. Receiving closes half hour prior to the closing time. Please call ahead for an appointment and instructions 701-293-8428 or 1-800-726-3164.

We have an office shredder so why would I need a shredding service?


Using a shredding service, such as MinnKota, is much more cost effective. You avoid unnecessary labor, maintenance, and disposal costs. In addition, you do not deal with the noise and dust that office shredders produce.

Can we use your shredding service for record clean outs one time or for annual record clean out?


Yes, MinnKota can meet any and all of your service requirements. We offer flexible schedules to accommodate your one time or annual record clean outs.

Do staples, paper clips, paper binders need to be removed?


No. These items can all remain with your documents saving you considerable time.

What happens after the material is shredded?


Once shredded, the material is compressed into approximately 1,400 pound bales and securely stored until they are shipped to a recycling mill where they are pulverized and made into new paper products.

Can I view the destruction?


For highly sensitive material, or if required by your business, MinnKota can accommodate client observation, which allows you to view the destruction process.

Security Assurance:


"To protect client information as if it were our own and deliver reliable and responsive service to all of our clients."

Your company's confidentiality is the top priority at MinnKota. From the time the documents are picked up, to the time your materials are destroyed, your confidential materials are always controlled and secure. MinnKota offers its clients the following services to guarantee the complete destruction of materials.

NAID AAA

Transportation


MinnKota's Secured Document Destruction trucks carrying containers or shredded documents are kept locked at all times. From the time they leave the client's location to the time they arrive back at the secure document destruction facility, your documents are kept safe at all times.

Secure Containers


MinnKota's secure document containers are a safe way to dispose of all the sensitive documents. Simply slide the document into the slot of the security container. Every security container features a locking system that keeps all materials secure. The containers are compact in size, which makes them easy to maneuver and store. MinnKota provides the containers to the client at no additional cost. Click here to see our containers.

Secured Document Destruction Facility


MinnKota's Secured Document Destruction facility is located at 809 4th Avenue North in Fargo, North Dakota. All doors are keyed with a high security cylinder combination lock system. The security of the facility is finalized with a surveillance monitoring system that operates 24 hours a day as well as an alarm system that is activated when the building is unoccupied.

MinnKota's Team


The business of destroying secure documents is a precise and demanding responsibility. Employees involved in the document destruction process wear uniforms and I.D. badges at all times. NAID AAA Certification also requires all employees working with secured document destruction to undergo a background check.

MinnKota's Client Confidentiality Policy


MinnKota keeps all documents secure and private from the time they are picked up at your location, to when the documents are destroyed. Document Destruction employees of MinnKota must sign our Client Confidentiality Policy, which states the following:

MinnKota prohibits all employees from handling materials inappropriately, including, but not limited to: reading, reviewing or removing any papers from our recycling facility.

68-Gallon Tote

Dimensions:

Width 25"
Depth 26"
Height 42"

Security Console

Dimensions:

Width 20"
Depth 19"
Height 38"

Local Shredding Event – MinnKota promotes Secure your Identity Week

For Immediate Release: Local Shredding Event – MinnKota promotes Secure your Identity Week
October 19th through October 23rd, 2015

For more information contact: Mary G. Aldrich, Minnkota Secured Document Destruction
293-8428 ext. 313

Identity theft has become one of the major law enforcement challenges of the new economy, as vast quantities of personal information are now vulnerable to criminal misuse. The number of identity fraud victims has jumped to over 13.1 million according to recent studies.

Identity fraud occurs when someone's personal information is used to access money, while identity theft is when personal information is accessed even if it isn't used for financial gain. Data breaches were one of the main sources of fraud last year, with one in three people who received notifications of a data breach discovering their identities were used for fraudulent means.

Secure your Identity Week is all about increasing public awareness of the risk of identity theft and the need for shredding sensitive and confidential documents as a means of preserving the privacy of personal information. The best way to discard documents containing confidential information is to shred the documents.