1. Outsourced Shredding Offers Unrivaled Privacy Protection
Protecting the privacy of your customers and employees is a huge responsibility. Unfortunately, in-house shredding comes with big risks. Your employees decide what needs to be destroyed and when, creating the potential for identity theft. Plus, shredded material is bagged and taken to a dumpster where it’s free for the taking by a resourceful thief.
Outsourced shredding encourages secure destruction for all documents. Locked shred collection containers are place strategically throughout your office where employees simply drop in all obsolete documents instead of deciding what is confidential and what is not. This “quick drop” also reduces the risk of sensitive documents being piled on desks or next to an office shredder while waiting to be shredded.
On a regular schedule, these unwanted documents are collected from the containers by background-screened professionals and destroyed on-site at your office or transported in a secure, GPS-tracked vehicle to a shredding plant for off-site destruction.
2. In-House Shredding Isn’t NAID AAA Certified
Do you have a written record of your office shredder use? Even if you somehow manage to document each time someone shreds documents, your record won’t ensure your company complies with provincial and federal privacy legislation. When you partner with a NAID AAA Certified shredding service, you can request a Certificate of Destruction that proves the destruction of your documents was carried out securely and in compliance with privacy laws.
3. Outsourced Shredding is Cost Effective
In-house shredding is expensive. Sure, you can purchase an office shredding machine, but your in-house shredding costs don’t end there. The seemingly low purchase price of your shredder is quickly offset by paying your employees to destroy documents. Depending on their hourly wage, you could end up paying up to 32 times more for your employees to shred paper in-house than by outsourcing your shredding. And that’s just for shredding time alone, not including the time required to bag it up and dispose of it.
With outsourced shredding, collection containers placed in your office enable your employees to dispose of documents quickly and securely, with minimal interruption to their core responsibilities. As a result, your organization stays efficient and profitable.
4. Recycling Becomes Automatic
Outsourced shredding is greener than in-house shredding. Why? When you shred in-house, your documents are bagged and dumped in a landfill. With outsourced shredding, when your documents are destroyed, they are baled and transferred to an authorized recycling partner. At the recycling plant, the shredded material is pulped and used to produce a wide variety of paper products.
These four excellent benefits of outsourced shredding can help you build a more secure, compliant, productive, and green business.
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