There are a number of document shredding companies that offer shredding services. As well as those that take your documents away for shredding, it is also possible to find those that will perform the shredding in a van right outside your office.
Using a mobile document destruction service means that you can watch your paperwork being shredded, ensuring total security. Once the process is complete, your shredded documents are then removed and taken away for proper recycling so you don’t have to fill recycling bins or leave bags of waste shredding around either.
Ensuring Total Security
The type of document shredder that most companies purchase are straight cut shredders. These perform cuts in one direction, either horizontally or vertically. While this may stop most people from attempting to put the paper back together, a determined thief will be able to recover the paper and put it back together.
Mobile document destruction services will use crosscut shredders that cut both horizontally and vertically and this offers greater security. What’s more, you will be able to watch the shredding take place so you know that every piece of waste paper really has been shredded before being removed.
Mobile document destruction vans can be called when required, in which case you can simply wait until you have enough paper to justify collection. This can prove a beneficial service for those companies that have differing requirements every week or month.
On the other hand, if you regularly have a need for your paperwork to be collected and shredded then you should be able to arrange a specific collection period. If you use a lot of paper then you can arrange for weekly shredding or, alternatively you can consider monthly collections. Do remember that the longer the paper is sat around your office, the greater the chance of it being taken.
Removed For Recycling
Shredded paper can be recycled and this prevents it from finding its way into landfill. Many companies now look for ways in which they can help protect the environment and recycling is one such option.
Using a mobile document destruction service not only provides total security but it ensures that the paper is removed once shredded and it will be recycled properly and ethically. Until offices adopt a truly paperless system, this is the most environmentally friendly means of document destruction and disposal.
Witness The Shredding
Using an off-site shredding service means handing over bags of paper and then relying on the company to remove it and shred it. While the majority of companies will do this properly there is always the chance that the van will be involved in an accident or data is stolen in transit.
With mobile document destruction you can watch the shredding take place before the paper is removed and this gives you total peace of mind that it really has been done and that all of your sensitive data has been properly destroyed and removed.
Ensure The Integrity Of Customer, Employee, And Business Data
Offices are encouraged to use as little paper as possible but the promise of paperless offices simply has not converted into reality. Most people prefer the tactile experience of holding paper and some data is best presented in a paper format, rather than on a screen.
For now, at least, paper is here to stay and this means that it is essential that you find ways in which to ethically and properly destroy waste paper so that all of the information printed on it is thoroughly destroyed. Mobile document destruction is one such technique.
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