Integra Certified Document and Data Destruction Services is no stranger to the certified document shredding and hard drive destruction business. Since 1988, Integra has been protecting businesses, individuals and governmental agencies with a complete, value-added shredding, recycling and waste approach. Integra presently serves over 16 counties in the northern Indiana and southern Michigan area.

Engineered to be simple and cost effective, Integra document destruction customizes a document destruction plan to fit your specific needs, even if those needs change or fluctuate. Customers enjoy a single point of contact that assures highly efficient shredding and hard drive destruction that is handled with complete confidentiality.

Using state-of-the-art secure document shredding and destruction technologies, our processes meet or exceed even the most restrictive of compliance requirements. With a unique and ultra-secure document destruction and recycling system, Integra takes document destruction to a higher level of security and dependability.

 Container Options


The standard console is 36” with an optional 30” size. These containers are stationary and are locked for a secure collection point of sensitive documents. Containers are locked.


Carts are offered in the 64 and 96 gallon size. Lids are attached in addition to two wheels for ease of movement. Containers are offered locked or unlocked.


36" size36"21"16"80 pounds
30" size30"21"16"70 pounds
96 gallon cart43"29"35"325 pounds
64 gallon cart41"24"31"200 pounds

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Mobile Shredding

Integra's mobile shredding unit offers the area's most advanced mobile system. It shreds your material on location – under your watchful eye if preferred - then brings it back to our shredding building where it is compacted into bales and recycled. A Certificate of Destruction is issued before the unit leaves your facility.

We also offer our traditional document pick-up system for large purge jobs at a lower cost. Similar to the mobile shredding process, customers of this service are issued specially-designed security containers that are kept under lock and key.

Each container features a small slot in which to discard documents (documents can also include staples, paper clips, film and CDs).

When the containers are full, we pick them up on a schedule tailored to fit your needs. We then bring the containers to our state-of-the-art document shredding facility, which is also under lock and key 24-hours a day. Confidential material is shredded, compressed into a bale, and recycled.

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The Law

"Dumpster diving" has become the primary source of corporate espionage and
 consumer fraud.

So much for the paperless society. As our computers and copiers spew out reams of paper, masses of sensitive information are being generated and often discarded without concern. Plus, industrial espionage and identity theft have become epidemic and are now the fastest growing forms of fraud.

New laws are attempting to combat these security and legal issues. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) requires businesses to destroy all personally- identifiable information before it is discarded. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that all healthcare information processed by businesses be safeguarded.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires financial institutions to ensure the security and confidentiality of their customers' information.

In other words, you must safeguard or destroy confidential information. Even with the letter of the law, this form of fraud is still increasing. If you don't shred, your business, your reputation and your clients are at risk.

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The Facts

In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that trash is public domain. This means that once you put trash to the curb, it's no longer yours and is essentially fair game to go through.  "Dumpster diving" has since become the primary source of corporate espionage and consumer fraud in the United States.

In 1999, commercial banks suffered $2.2 billion in fraud-related losses. Of those losses, 29%were check fraud-related. ***

Identity theft was the top consumer fraud complaint in 2001. ****

Annual total loss to businesses due to identity theft approached $50 billion in 2003.** Approximately 27 million American adults have been victims of identity theft in the last 5 years.*

*FirstGov.com, Federal Trade Commission-sponsored survey Identity Theft Survey Report, 2003

** Ibid

*** American Bankers Association survey, 2000

**** "Identity Theft Heads the Top 10 Consumer Fraud Complaints of 2001", Federal trade Commission, January 23, 2002.

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