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6 Excellent Reasons to Use a Shredding Service

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green creeper bush and vines forming number sixAnyone can toss a document into a trash can or recycling bin, but few take their document disposal practices to the next level. In this blog, we offer several reasons to use a professional shredding service.

1. Consumer Privacy

Because of several recent high-profile data breaches, consumer privacy concerns have never been higher. Companies that experience a data breach often lose customers and experience lasting brand damage. A shredding service ensures that the personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) does not fall into the wrong hands.

2. Compliance

Businesses that do not meet the privacy requirements of the following regulations can be fined and subject to legal action:

  • EEA
  • GLB
  • SOX
  • Pennsylvania Law 713

A shredding service helps your business stay compliant with state and federal privacy laws. Your shredding provider issues a Certificate of Destruction that offers documented proof of compliance.

3. Productivity

In-house and do-it-yourself shredding initiatives often fail. When employees shred documents, they spend less-time on revenue-generating tasks. A shredding service helps your organization be as productive as possible. Your shredding provider brings secure collection containers to your office, cutting your document disposal time in half.

4. Space Optimization

Paper documents take up space. A shredding service offers an easy solution for clearing out old and expired paper records. As a result, your office is less cluttered and has more room to grow its profit margin.

5. Affordability

Buying, repairing, and replacing shredding machines is expensive. A shredding service eliminates spending money on paper shredders and staff document destruction, saving your company thousands of dollars a year.

6. Waste Reduction

Paper waste harms the environment. A shredding service ensures your paper waste is recycled. After shredding your documents, your shredding provider mixes your shredded material with thousands of pounds of paper from other sources. 100 percent of this material is pulped, recycled, and reused to produce a variety of consumer products.

As you can see, a shredding service benefits your business in multiple ways.

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

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