About FileShred Your Trusted Paper Shredding Company in Hartford, CT

FileShred is a local family owned company that is based right here in CT and services the document destruction needs of residents, businesses, and organizations in the Hartford, CT and Springfield MA areas. We offer a full range of on-site shredding services that are available Monday through Saturday. Our fleet of cutting-edge shredding trucks allows us to bring 6,000 pounds of paper destroying power per hour directly to your home or business. Whether you’re a Hartford-area resident with one small box of personal files to shred or a large company with thousands of cartons full of outdated business records, FileShred is your full-service paper shredding and secure information destruction solution.

We are proud to offer a large variety of different services to individuals and businesses in the Hartford and Springfield areas, including:

  • Business Shredding
  • Residential Shredding
  • Community Shredding Events
  • One-Time Shredding
  • Scheduled Shredding
  • Hard Drive Destruction
  • Legal Shredding
  • HIPAA-Compliant Shredding
  • And Much More

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.

Since the beginning, we’ve put a focus on conveniently destroying paper documents for people in the Hartford area. Security is a big deal. So is keeping your identity secure. That’s why FileShred goes above and beyond to ensure that when you shred with us, you’re shredding with a company that’s going to do the most to keep you safe. From providing an array of options to you for how to tackle your shredding goals to offering one-time or scheduled shredding, we’re dedicated to keeping you safe.

Did you know that more identity theft is happening now as a result of the computers and phones surrounding us every day? Just by accessing one hard drive, a thief can do untold damage to you financially and to your reputation. That’s why FileShred also offers services to destroy hard drives you have that could compromise you. Hard drives need to be disposed of to ensure that you’re safe when it comes to privacy. When you contact our team, one of our representatives will be quick to respond, arriving at your home or place of business in as little as one day to destroy any hard drives you need while you watch.


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.

Executive Leadership

CEO: Jim Dowse
FileShred CEO James Dowse headshot in black suit with tie

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.