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6 Factors to Consider When Outsourcing Your Shredding

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things to consider list - handwriting in a notebook with a cup of coffeeChange is not always easy, but sometimes necessary. If you currently rely on a store-bought office shredder, it may be time to switch to a more secure and reliable information destruction solution. In this blog, we offer several factors to consider when outsourcing your shredding.

1. Chain of Custody

Personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) must always be destroyed within a verifiable chain of custody. Partnering with a first-rate shredding provider ensures the secure, controlled, and documented destruction of your documents.

First, they bring security containers to your office. On your scheduled shredding day, a security-screened shredding representative collects your documents from the container and deposits them into a mobile shredder. After your destruction projected is completed, you receive a Certificate of Destruction.

2. Verification

Outsourcing your shredding means entrusting your confidential information to someone else. Make sure your shredding provider destroys your documents and media on-site with a mobile shredding truck. This allows you to witness destruction of your information firsthand.

3. Customization

You have unique information destruction needs. When outsourcing your shredding, find out if your provider offers routine shredding and purge shredding options. Ask whether they destroy hard drives and computer equipment. Confirming their services ensures you receive a customized solution for your immediate and ongoing information destruction requirements.

4. Experience

Whether purging a few boxes of files or 20 years’ worth of paperwork, you need a professional and competent shredding provider. Look for one with many years of privacy protection experience that knows the importance of keeping sensitive information safe.

5. Dependability

Choose a shredding provider who is responsive and punctual. Scheduling a shredding appointment with them should be easy, and their shredding technicians should always arrive on time to destroy your documents.

6. Sustainability

Besides privacy protection, outsourced shredding offers a sustainable recycling solution. After your shredding provider destroys your documents, your shredded waste is mixed with shredded paper from other sources, baled, and sent to a paper mill for pulping and recycling. 100 percent of your shredded waste is used to produce a variety of consumer products.

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

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