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5 Reasons To Be Thankful For Modern Document Shredding

Without commercial paper shredding, businesses and residents run the risk of identity theft, compromised ideas, and ruined reputations.

We’ve come a long way since the inception of the first paper shredder, and despite it’s rather peculiar and tarnished history, modern paper shredding and document destruction is a process to be thankful for.  Without commercial paper shredding, businesses and residents run the risk of identity theft, compromised ideas, and ruined reputations.

Here’s 5 reasons we’re thankful for modern document destruction.

  1. It Protects You and Your Clients

In your file boxes sits a treasure chest of information that thieves would love to have.  By being a good steward of your business documents, you are protecting the integrity of your client relationship.  Outsourcing the task of document destruction means that your client lists, personnel files, and other sensitive records are being completely demolished.

  1. It’s Good for the Environment

It’s common knowledge that recycling is good for the environment.  One of the primary reasons we recycle is to conserve resources, and one of our largest resources are trees.  Trees make the paper we use for so many products, from office paper to cardboard boxes to magazines.  We live in a society that consumes paper faster than we can grow trees. Recycling paper creates meaningful environmental savings all around.  Legal Shred recycles what we destroy, allowing you to easily create a recycling program within your company.  Shredded paper is recycled and converted into common household paper products, like toilet paper and paper towels.

  1. It’s Safer Than An In-office Shredder

Where in-house shredders fail, mobile shredding trucks succeed.  These machines can destroy up to 8,000 lb. of paper an hour and have the ability to store 5,000 to 20,000 lbs. of shredded paper.  Of course, mobile shredder trucks aren’t exclusive to shredding paper. They are equipped to destroy media as well, including CDs, DVDs, hard drives, and product overruns.

  1. It’s Compliant

Legal Shred protects our customers by providing secure shredding and by keeping our customers compliant with the HIPPA, FACTA, GLBA as well as other federal and state destruction laws.  More than 40 Federal laws mandate that all business, healthcare, and financial institutions protect the confidential information of their clientele.  Not only is it up to businesses to legally comply with specific laws, it’s good business practice to routinely destroy old documents that have long outlived their retention periods.

  1. It Destroys More Than Just Paper

Hard drive shredding is the only true way to achieve peace of mind when disposing of an old computer, and mobile shredding trucks like the one’s at Legal Shred can safely and securely destroy old media.

Document shredding gives both customers and businesses the peace of mind that their important information has been destroyed properly, and that alone is a big reason to be thankful.

Of course, here at Legal Shred our biggest reason we are thankful for what we do is our customers. We have the best customers in the business, and the the growth we’ve experienced over the years is because of those who have faithfully supported our endeavors.

From all of us to all of you, have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!

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