Humans use shredders  to manage waste, clear up space, organize better and recycle garbage. Hammer mills and disintegrators, are large more complex machines, all fall under the category of “shredder.” Most small enterprises and private residences use the more basic machine. Small businesses and non-profit organizations may use less expensive machines .One of the reasons these organizations utilize industrial-grade is to secure sensitive information. 

Using a paper shredder:

Slicing the paper into tiny pieces or strips is the primary function. Businesses, government agencies, and even ordinary citizens rely on paper cutters  to destroy sensitive or classified information. Record disposal refers to the destruction of records that are no longer necessary to be kept but must first be effectively destroyed before being disposed of. There are various kinds ,and we’ve covered them all here. 

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Shredders with a Strip-Cut Design:

Paper is chopped into long strips using rotating blades in strip-cut shredders. This method of document destruction is the least secure, but it is also the most straightforward. Because the strips can be reassembled with enough time and attention, many firms that deal with sensitive documents avoid this type of shredder. 

If you’re worried about identity theft but don’t have a lot of security at home, these products are perfect for you. A wide range of strip widths is available, ranging from 1/16″ to 3/4″. Shredding becomes more efficient, scientists say, when the strips of paper are narrower. People can appropriately dispose of credit cards and CDs by using strip-cut shredders. 

The material you’re shredding determines how long the strip should be. For example, using a stack of A4-sized papers, you’ll receive about 30-50 parallel strips in the same length as an A4 sheet. To achieve shreds the same length as the page you’ve been shredding, throw in a continuous computer printout. 


Disintegrators are large, powerful devices with numerous blades for shredding large amounts of paper quickly and efficiently. Waste is reduced to size small enough to pass through a sieve or mesh during this process and is destroyed. The two blades on these shredders are set in place, ensuring that they grab all of the paper in the same way.


Paper is cut at varied angles and sizes thanks to the inclusion of two to five additional blades that circle the machine’s center. Optical media, such as CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives, and even tape, can be shredded by some disintegrator types. 

Shredders for Industrial Use:

Plastics and tissues of all thicknesses are no match for industrial shredders. These cutting-edge gadgets take up a lot of room and even require their own unique set of electrical lines to function. Standard practice is for them to be assigned a specific area of responsibility to ensure the safety of the shredding process

With that said, here ends this short article. Always remember proper waste management is integral to a clean and healthy environment. For all your dumpster rental needs in the state of Maryland and surrounding areas contact us at (888) 414-1164. You can also use the free estimate and quote forms on the front and other pages to get in touch. Go Green!!