Shred-it, a worldwide leader in information security, announced that it has been awarded a new, three-year document and media destruction contract with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods through U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities).
Following a thorough evaluation by the lead agency in Cobb County, Ga., Shred-it was awarded the contract based on the company's success and experience providing information security services to the public sector. Shred-it's national contract with U.S. Communities covers scheduled and on-demand destruction services and security risk assessments.
"Shred-it's document and media destruction and waste disposal services will provide tremendous value to public agencies looking to maintain security, efficiency and industry compliance," said Stephanie Brice, supervisor of procurement services with Cobb County, Ga., in a statement. "These services will not only help the public sector protect consumers but will also improve security and safety operations. We look forward to building our partnership with Shred-it and giving public agencies access to exceptional destruction and waste disposal solutions."
The contract also includes complementary services from Shred-it's parent company Stericycle, a leading medical waste management provider, to provide the disposal of biohazardous waste materials such as medical waste and sharps and universal waste management solutions for items such as batteries, lamps and mercury-containing equipment.
"This is an important partnership for our company, and we are committed to providing the highest level of services to meet the individual needs of each agency," said Ann Nickolas, vice president of Stericycle, in a statement. "Shred-it became the company it is today by making security and customer service our top priorities in meeting our customers' needs, and we look forward to providing our best-in-class destruction and disposal services to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions and nonprofits."