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5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Shredding

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As a business owner, you get to choose how you dispose of outdated information. You can either shred documents yourself or hire a company to do the job. In this blog, we highlight five benefits of outsourcing your shredding.

1. Time

Office shredders are inefficient. They can only shred a few sheets of paper at a time. You must remove staples and paperclips from your documents. Otherwise, the shredding blades become dull and prone to paper jams. As a result, you and your employees may spend several hours a year just prepping and shredding documents. Outsourced shredding is much faster. A mobile shredding truck is equipped with advanced shredding technology that destroys non-paper items like staples and paperclips from your documents so you don’t have to remove them. As a result, your employees have more time to spend on other important tasks.

2. Security

In-house shredding is full of risks. Your employees may forget to destroy confidential documents or mistakenly toss them in the trash. Outsourced shredding offers enhanced information privacy. A mobile on-site shredding truck comes right to your place of business and your documents never leave your sight because certified representative destroys them on premises with a mobile shredding truck.

3. Compliance

Under HIPAA, FACTA, GLBA and several other privacy laws, the personally identifiable information (PII) of consumers and employees must be protected. Businesses must meet the information disposal requirements of these state and federal regulations or face fines and penalties. An outsourced shredding solution eliminates risky in-house document disposal practices that increase privacy breach risks, and you get proof of compliance. A Certificate of Destruction noting the date of destruction and amount of information destroyed is provided after every shredding project.

4. Sustainability

Protecting the environment should be one of your top priorities, but blue recycling bins may put your information at risk. If an employee tosses a document containing PII into a blue bin, anyone can reach in and remove it—not to mention what happens when it leaves your premises on the recycling truck. With a shredding service, you don’t sacrifice security at the expense of sustainability. Your employees deposit confidential documents into a locked security console or bin provided by your shredding partner. After the documents are collected and destroyed, your shredded paper is baled and sent to a paper mill to be pulped and recycled. 100 percent of your shredded waste is used to produce a variety of consumer products.

5. Peace of Mind

Running a business can be stressful. Outsourcing your shredding gives you the peace of mind you need knowing your documents are destroyed in a secure, compliant, and environmentally-friendly manner.

For more paper shredding and document destruction information, please call us at 610-692-TEAR (8327) or complete the form on this page.

Wiggins Shredding serves Pennsylvania and the Tri-State Area of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. We are your trusted, locally-owned paper shredding resource!

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