It’s that time of the month when you take that pile of documents and spend hours feeding the shredder one paper at a time instead of accomplishing another important task. There’s an easier and more convenient way to destroy all those unwanted documents, and it’s called scheduled shredding.
Scheduled shredding has become an essential tool for many businesses to utilize to help protect their sensitive information by coming and securely shredding their documents, therefore providing you with the ultimate information protection. So what is scheduled shredding? Let’s examine how scheduled shredding works, the process of shredding, and the advantages you get from using a scheduled shredding service.
How Scheduled Shredding Works
Scheduled shredding is a paper shredding service that is performed by professional shredding companies that will come to your location and collect your documents and take them back to a secure facility where they are destroyed. A service like this allows you to schedule regular visits so that they can collect your documents, whether it’s monthly, bi-monthly, or bi-weekly. Many shredding companies will even provide you with locked containers that you can place around your office to store your documents until your regular scheduled shredding date arrives.
Scheduled Shredding Process
The scheduled shredding process may differ among shredding providers, so let’s take a look at what Corrigan Records’ scheduled shredding process is.
- The first step is to contact your local shredding provider; in this case, it is Corrigan Records. They will be happy to answer all of your questions and then ask about what your shredding needs are so they can create a customized shredding schedule.
- Once the schedule is figured out, they will come to your location with the locked bins. The number of containers will depend on how big your office is and how many are needed.
- Once the scheduled day arrives, the trained staff will show up and empty all those bins and bring them to their mobile truck, which is then transported to their secure shredding facility.
- Lastly, they will arrive at the facility and be shredded according to federal and state regulations. Then a Certificate of Destruction is issued for your official records.
Advantages To Using Scheduled Shredding
There are three main advantages when it comes to using a scheduled shredding service, the first being security. When you shred your documents, you are ensuring that they don’t fall into the wrong hands and are used for fraudulent purposes as you are completely destroying that information, making it unrecoverable. Another reason it adds security is the shredding technicians are trained in data protection, and these services are built around the security of your information.
The second advantage you receive is that it easily helps you stay compliant with privacy laws. When it comes to privacy laws, you need to shred documents to protect your clients’ personal information, and when you shred your documents regularly, you don’t have to worry about that.
Lastly, after every shredding service, your shredding provider will recycle those shredded document bits and turn them into pulp, furthering the destruction. Then they will take that liquid pulp and use it to make it into other paper products.
To learn more about our regularly scheduled shredding service, contact Corrigan Records today.