Once you’ve decided it’s time to start shredding your business or personal documents, you might decide that using a drop off shredding service is the best way to start. There are a few guidelines to remember to ensure items are ready for a drop off shredding service. Shred Alaska Inc. can shred almost anything, but there are a few things that can’t be shredded along with your sensitive documents.
Many people think you have to remove staples, paper clips, and other binding from documents before dropping them off for shredding but our shredders can handle shredding these items with your documents. You can drop your documents into one of our empty bins still in the manila folders, envelopes, and tie-close envelopes. Don’t worry about spiral bound notebooks either, those can go through the shredder as well. If the item you want to shred is questionable, either give us a call, view our can and cannot shred summary, or set it aside and ask when you drop off your documents for shredding.
As long as you’re able to carry it, the packaging for dropping off your documents isn’t very important. Cardboard boxes, banker’s boxes, trash bags, and plastic bags are all accepted at Shred Alaska Inc. Re-usable, free shred collection bags complete with a closing top, and a shoulder strap are available for pick up at our facility – which also helps you save $10.00 when you return with it for destruction. Shred Alaska can recycle your empty cardboard boxes (that are used for transport) at no charge for you as well when utilizing our drop off location.
You may be putting together guidelines on what to shred and what documents can just be recycled. There are certain business documents like contracts, financials, tax documents, and anything with personal information that should, without question, be shredded. As a general rule, any personal or business junk mail you receive both can, and should be properly disposed of via a certified destruction process. There are other documents like extra flyers for events that have passed that don’t need to be shredded. They can simply be recycled. Of course, everything we shred is in fact recycled so erring on the side of caution is always encouraged. The rule of thumb for documents to drop off for shredding is if it has any information that can be used to hack your business or to steal someone’s identity, it should be securely shredded.
There are some things that can’t be mixed in with items intended to be shredded. Newspapers, magazines, and phone books should not be put into the box with documents intended for destruction. Newspapers and phone books are made of thin, recycled paper and have thick binding that shouldn’t go through the shredder. Magazines have glossy paper that makes the shredded paper that comes out the other end undesirable to paper mills that accept recycled paper. Other items that shouldn’t be added to your stack of items to be shredded would include X-Ray films, Microfiche, Pharmacy Pill bottles, and other paper waste such as plates, cups, napkins, etc.
Non-Paper Business Information
Shred Alaska Inc. can take care of shredding your business documents even if they aren’t in paper form. Many business documents are saved on hard drives, thumb drives, and compact discs that you need to destroy as well. Keep these items separate from your paper goods when you are preparing to drop them off.
Other media such as VHS tapes and film that is related to your business and needs to be destroyed can also be packaged up and dropped off for shredding. Shred Alaska offers convenient hard drive destruction at our retail drop off location.
At Shred Alaska Inc., your business document destruction is important to us and we are very careful to ensure everything has been destroyed properly. Our facility is fully set up for witnessed destruction of your materials to give you peace of mind in knowing that all of your items have been properly destroyed.
We are AAA certified by NAID (the National Association for Information Destruction) so you can be sure your private documents are handled securely and professional through final destruction.
Contact us today to arrange a time to drop off your business documents for shredding!
Shred Alaska is a premier document destruction service located in Anchorage Alaska. They offer a convenient place to shred paper or hard drives. Shred Alaska provides secure document destruction of all of you sensitive documents.
Shred Alaska contributes to Alaska recycling efforts by recycling all of the shredded material that is deemed appropriate for recycle. Shred Alaska is your number one resource when searching for places to shred paper in Anchorage Alaska!
Not sure what you can shred or will it shred? Check out what you can shred for more information. Need a place to shred paper? Just stop in during our convenient walk-in destruction service for our easy retail drop in location. We will shred your materials as you watch, or take a shred bag home and fill it up for an even more convenient shredding option.