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8 Responses to “Secure Destruction You Can Trust”

  1. wayward Says:

    Oh, that service makes a certain amount of sense. Imagine someone had old printouts with your SSN and banking information on them. You wouldn’t want them just getting thrown in the trash.

  2. Polish Peter Says:

    This is a great service. You bring out your material to be shredded and dump it in a hopper. It goes into a chute and passes through a series of chopping wheels. You can watch this happening on a screen, which is in that panel the person is looking at on the side of the truck. It’s quite a show as the paper flies around and gets cut to tiny pieces. After a while, the blizzard of paper stops and you just see the choppers spinning clear. They then print out a receipt that shows that you had so many pounds of shredding done. Watching records and documents getting comminuted is very satisfying.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Ok, Polish Peter, “comminute” is definitely a new word for me. Just looked it up. Thanks.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    wayward: Absolutely. Mainly, though, I just love the phrase secure destruction you can trust. I think it’s the first line of a … love poem?

  5. Polish Peter Says:

    Although some definitions of “comminution” limit it to pulverizing and grinding, I’ve also heard it applied to destructive processes involving shearing and chopping, such as what a garbage disposal in a kitchen sink does. That’s very analogous to what happens to paper in the Iron Mountain secure destruction process. So I think it fits. Fun word to drop into a casual conversation.

  6. Bill R Says:

    Did they steal that slogan from the Marine Corps?

  7. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Bill R: I think it’s original – I mean, it REALLY caught my eye when I was walking to class in Foggy Bottom.

  8. Bernard Carroll Says:

    Meanwhile, in orthopedics comminuted fracture is a standard term. It describes fractures where the bone shatters into fragments rather than a clean break. Those are much trickier to manage.

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