How To Choose A Paper Shredding Service
Document destruction is a vital part of business and personal information security. Here are three tips for success in your small business.
Identity theft is one of the most common crimes committed in the current age and the easiest way to get information is from documents that aren’t disposed of properly.
Documents you use in business may not be needed anymore and the best way to get rid of them is to shred them.
Once you’ve decided to utilize a paper shredding service, you’ll have to determine which service to use.
There are many factors that go into determining a paper shredding service; below are a few things to consider.
Your Paper Shredding Needs. What are they?
One of the first things you need to do to help you choose a paper shredding service is determine your need for shredding services.
Depending on your type of business, you may have piles of paper that needs to be shredded, or the occasional hard copy of a contract or tax packet that needs to be shredded to maintain your company privacy.
If you determine you don’t have many hard copies to shred, you might choose a drop off service when you have collected enough to make a trip.
If your paper volume is high, either with tax paperwork or contracts or design revisions, being aware of just how much paper you collect and how frequently you need to drop off paper, it may be more cost effective to use a service regularly.
Depending on the route you choose, there are usually options to customize your needs.
Shred Alaska offers community events throughout the year, partnering with like-minded business organizations to give back to our communities. If you don’t tend to have much paper to shred, keep a look out for a free paper shredding events in Anchorage and Wasilla.
Drop Off or Pick Up Paper Shredding?
Like getting food from a restaurant to eat at home, there are pros and cons to both picking up and dropping off.
One option to fulfill your shredding needs is to take advantage of a shredding drop off service.
Many times, shredding services have free quarterly drop off days to encourage document security in their own communities. Shred Alaska Inc. often holds these events.
Designate a place to store sensitive materials at your work place, and educate your employees on what documents should and shouldn’t be put in this place.
Drop off services allow you to collect all the paperwork you need shredded at once and drop it off at the shredder’s location.
The other choice for document shredding is to schedule a pickup with your local shredding company.
They will provide locked boxes for you and your employees to place documents that need to be shredded into and will come at pre-scheduled intervals that are at your convenience and needed frequency.
Environmental Impact of Paper Waste
With many people’s professional and personal focuses centering on the environment, one of your major concerns may have to do with what your chosen paper shredding service does with your paper once it has been shredded.
Once documents have been shredded, the fibers from the paper are very small and can’t generally be made into high quality paper anymore. Recycling your paper is of great benefit to the environment.
The pulp from the shredded paper can be used to make newspaper, napkins, paper towels, and other recycled packaging materials.
Companies that consider how often you require pick up throughout your shredding cycle also realize that the more efficient they are when arranging your services, the more energy efficient their company is overall.
Paper Shredding Company Ratings
Your shredding company of choice must be National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) AAA certified. https://www.naidonline.org/nitl/en/certification.html
This means the company follows strict guidelines on how to handle your private documents that comply with HIPAA and other nationally recognized regulations.
Companies that are certified by NAID are regularly audited to keep their practices current and within regulation so you can be sure your information is protected.
Shred Alaska Inc. offers solutions no matter what your shredding needs.
Contact us today to see how we can help with your document security!
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!
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