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When to Switch from One-Time Shredding to Routine Shredding

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Determined man selects an option in front of a split wall with arrows showing two different routesYou make decisions every day and some are easier to make than others. Sometimes we put off making a decision because procrastination is an option and it’s an easier solution. Deciding when it’s time to move from one-time shredding to routine shredding may not be blatantly obvious, but doing a quick evaluation of your situation by asking yourself a few questions may help you decide.

Question 1: Are your one-time shredding trips multiplying?

If you’re making several one-time trips to the shredding company, they’re not really one-time trips anymore. When you set up a scheduled plan with a shredding service, you’ll gain consistency and regularity as well as save time and money in the long run. Consider having your documents picked up and shredded on-site on a regular basis.

Question 2: Is your shred container frequently full?

If your shred container is filling up quicker than usual, a bigger bin isn’t your best solution. Your risk of a data breach increases the longer your sensitive documents remain onsite. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) says that it is your legal obligation to shred all personally identifiable information (PII). When you have your sensitive documents securely destroyed by a reputable company on a regular basis your business, employees and clients will be protected.

Question 3: Are your documents open to the public?

If your sensitive documents are piling up waiting for that one-time shred event, the information they contain is open to being seen or stolen and once again, puts your company at legal risk. Secure shred collection containers can be provided by a shredding company when you set up routine shredding. These containers come in various sizes and styles to complement your business environment. Knowledgeable staff can help you schedule the frequency of shredding services to match how many documents require destruction and the size and number of containers needed.

If you answer yes to any of the three questions above, don’t procrastinate any longer. Switch from one-time shredding to routine shredding.

Wiggins Shredding offers routine secure onsite shredding in Pennsylvania and tri-state Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland. To discuss or set up routine shredding, call us at 610-692-TEAR(8327) or complete the form on this page.

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