About FileShred

Executive Leadership

CEO: Jim Dowse

Jim Dowse is the CEO of FileShred. Jim has over 30 years’ experience in the document management and document shredding industry and runs FileShred with its’ president and his son Peter. Since we are a family owned local business we have a vested interest in providing the residents and businesses in our community with the best shredding service possible. Jim recognized that there was a need for a better and more convenient document shredding service that provided customers with shredding services when they needed it Monday through Saturday and FileShred was born. Jim is also a CSDS, Certified Secure Destruction Specialist. This is the highest individual certification for an individual in the document shredding industry.

President: Peter Dowse

Peter Dowse is the President and one of the founders of FileShred. Peter’s background is in the financial service and security industry before starting FileShred. Peter’s experience has always given him an opportunity to meet and service individuals and businesses in his community. Peter used that experience to ask individuals and businesses what they were looking for in a shredding service. The number one answer was shredding when it was convenient for them and Next Day document shredding became the focus of FileShred. Call Today, Shred Tomorrow has become FileShred’s mantra and has helped FileShred become the best and most convenient document shredding company in Connecticut . Peter is a resident of Glastonbury.

Your Trusted Paper Shredding Company in Hartford, CT

FileShred is a leading paper shredding company and document destruction specialist serving residents, businesses, and organizations in Hartford, CT and the surrounding areas. We offer a full range of on-site document destruction services, and our fleet of cutting-edge shredding trucks bring 6,000 pounds per hour of paper shredding capacity directly to your home or business. Whether you’re a Hartford-area homeowner with one small box of files to shred or a large company with thousands, FileShred is your full-service paper shredding and secure information destruction partner.

We are proud to operate Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but we are also on call 24/7, so you’re always able to leave us a voicemail or send us an email, and we’ll get back to you right away. With on-demand paper shredding from FileShred, you call us today, and we’ll be there shredding your sensitive documents tomorrow.

Our Process

At FileShred, we have built our company and our services completely around you, our customer. Our process is designed to make it easier than ever to take advantage of our document destruction expertise and our paper shredding capabilities.


FileShred Shredding Trucks & Containers

Our state-of-the-art mobile paper shredding trucks give us the capacity to handle even the largest shredding jobs, and our diverse selection of bins and containers ensures you can store your sensitive documents securely before shredding.


Frequently-Asked Questions

Why shred? How much will shredding cost? What types of payments do you accept? Can I watch my documents being shredded? What do you do with my shredded papers? Find answers to all of these questions and more on our helpful FAQs page.