Over the past couple of decades, with various forms of fraud and identity theft making he headlines, numerous options in paper shredding services have emerged to meet a growing need. However; at what point do you need one and will a simple paper shredder do the trick.
A Personal Paper Shredder
As a general rule, if you are doing your own shredding exclusively, that is, that your hands are doing the shredding 100% of the time then a personal machine will do. It can be time consuming but if you have the time then that is all that matters.
Some Questions to Ask
It is when the job is handed to someone else that the rules of the game change. This particularly holds true if the documents that are to be shredded are of a sensitive nature. Are they being shredded 100% of the time? Are they being read by people who shouldn’t be reading them? Is the information on the documents of any value if it should fall into the wrong hands?
A Professional Job
What many business managers and owners now feel, is that if the job of shredding is going to be handed to some one else, it may as well be handed to a professional that can guarantee that they will be handled accordingly and everything properly shredded.
Off Site Shredding
There are two basic types of shredding services, those being on site and off site. With your basic off site shredding service, your papers are picked up once a week taken to a a remote location, shredded and handed over to a recycler.
On Site Shredding
On site shredding is done right in your parking lot by a dump truck that picks up your container of papers with a crane and dumps them directly into a commercial shredder. On site shredding services offer that extra piece of mind for people and businesses that handle documents that absolutely, positively must be shredded 100% of the time.