Shredding Services

A hard drive is sitting on top of a pile of shredded paper.

In an era when information breaches and identity theft are prevalent, safeguarding your confidential data is of critical importance. At Advanced Records Management (ARM), we have been at the forefront of document and data destruction services since 1995, serving the Greater Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota. Our commitment to security and compliance ensures that your sensitive materials are handled with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Certified Destruction Services

In compliance with legislation such as HIPAA, PCI, and SOX, ARM provides a full range of NAID AAA Certified destruction services:

Our clients benefit from the peace of mind that comes with knowing their confidential information is rendered indecipherable, mitigating the risk of data breaches.

Secure Paper Shredding for Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul

At ARM, we understand the significance of secure paper shredding and offer a range of options to cater to your specific needs:

  1. Recurring Scheduled Shredding: Ideal for businesses with ongoing shredding needs, our service provides secure shred collection containers you can drop documents into anytime for destruction on scheduled shredding days, giving you control over your confidential information.
  2. Purge Shredding: For large-scale shredding projects, this as-needed shredding service, including lockable rolling totes, is the perfect solution. Think of ARM as your trusty sidekicks in the battle for data security.
  3. Pick-Up Shredding: With our scheduled pick-up shredding service, we act as your behind-the-scenes information guardian, collecting documents at a time that suits your busy schedule.
  4. Drop-Off Shredding: Visit our Plymouth location Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 4 pm, for a hands-on shredding experience. We even offer weekend shredding appointments for your convenience.

Hard Drive Shredding for Digital Data Protection

In addition to paper shredding, ARM specializes in hard drive shredding and digital data destruction. Choose ARM for:

  • Serial number recording for each drive/backup media
  • On-site shredding at your location, with a Certificate of Destruction provided
  • Responsible recycling of remnants to support an eco-friendly environment
  • Shredding Speed: Our state-of-the-art hard drive shredder can obliterate up to 500 items in just one hour.
  • SSD Shredding: Yes, we shred SSDs to a particle size less than 10mm (3/8 inch).
  • Data Destruction Guarantee: NAID AAA Certification ensures complete and secure destruction, and our on-site process allows you to witness the procedure in real-time.

Unparalleled Security Measures

ARM prioritizes security at every step of the process, offering:

  • NAID AAA Certification for paper shredding and hard drive destruction
  • Uniformed, bonded, and background-screened employees who sign confidentiality agreements
  • Secure facility with motion detection, video surveillance, and key card/keypad access
  • GPS-tracked, auto-locking vehicles

Environmental Responsibility

At ARM, we believe in being good custodians of our planet and community so we can enjoy it today and preserve it for future generations. That’s why we recycle all of the paper and electronic devices we shred, keeping harmful substances out of the landfill, reducing our carbon footprint, and providing material for the recycled products you see on store shelves.

Certificate of Destruction and Recycling

After the secure destruction of your documents, ARM provides a Certificate of Destruction for your records. We take recycling seriously, ensuring that 100% of shredded paper contributes to a sustainable environment.

Get Started with ARM

Advanced Records Management doesn’t just shred paper; we provide peace of mind. Whether you’re a business owner or an individual, we have the perfect shredding solution for you. Protect your confidential information, comply with regulations, and support a greener planet—all with ARM.

Ready to take the first step towards secure document and data destruction? Contact us today at (763) 553-1422 or complete the form on this page. Data security begins here!

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"Once again, I need to express my sincere appreciation to your company for coming thru in a big way yesterday when we transferred a lot of charts out of our old clinic building to your business. Adam, as he has been in EVERY interaction I’ve had with him since we first interviewed you and him in 2014 when looking for a new records storage company to partner with, was phenomenal. He is a great worker, an honest and positive man, and a joy to work with…Thanks for partnering with us and serving as our medical records storage company.”

— Shawn

"Thanks—I must say you (and Ryan) give some of the best service ever!"


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-Pa V.


"I’d like to pass on a positive comment about Kev and Adam: They did GREAT work this week. They worked hard, efficiently, and professionally and they did the work with a positive attitude. They communicated with me throughout the week superbly and they always let me know the process and their work schedule. I am very picky when it comes to choosing companies to do business with and my expectations on service and product are very high. I expect a lot (ask my children…or better yet, my wife!). Kev and Adam met my standards and I’m very glad we hired your company.

I did express my gratitude to Adam and Kev but I wanted to let you know of how things went this week. Kevin and Adam are great people. As a new customer of yours, my experience so far has been extremely positive."

-Children's Medical Clinic

"I want to thank Ryan from ARM for his fast, professional, and courteous emergency assistance that he provided. It is much appreciated. Thank you!"

— Scott

"Every person I have ever worked with at ARM has been so very helpful and genuinely kind! Every delivery person, Laurie, yourself – that is such a great thing to see and work with in this day and age, as it is getting more and more rare! Thank you again, Jeff, for having a great company and making my life easier here in Document Control! Have a great summer!"

— Kara

"Just want to pass along my appreciation for you and your team’s perseverance and responsiveness during these last two weeks. It’s been such a relief to have such a dependable partner in migrating our Mainframe tapes from Dallas to Minneapolis. Thanks again."

— Joe

"We’ve had a real good run with you for several years. It was one of my best decisions since I’ve been here."

— Chuck

"Seriously Jeff, I think your company is terrific and has great quality service which is at the top of my list when dealing with vendors. This is more important than cost and location."

— Teresa

"Thanks to each member of the Advance Records Management team for another year of friendly and prompt customer service, tender loving care of our boxes, and going the extra mile to ensure our experience is a great one! All that and you send me treats!? Wow. It’s like getting extra whipped cream in my hot cocoa--thank you!!

Wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"

-Janice B