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Why You Should Outsource Your Document Destruction Needs

Why You Should Outsource Your Document Destruction Needs

Routine paper shredding, or document destruction, comes with a host of benefits: confidential information is destroyed, thus keeping it out of the hands of wrongdoers, it protects your business reputation, and contributes to the health of the environment by recycling waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Of course, regular paper shredding isn’t something that should be left up to employees at the end of the business day. Not only is it a waste of valuable resources, you’re taking a big risk in compromising sensitive information.

When it comes to safeguarding your business reputation, your trade secrets, and the identities of your customers and employees, outsourcing your document destruction needs is your best course of action. By contracting out, rest assured that you are doing all you can to prevent valuable information from falling into the wrong hands.

Still unsure of whether you should outsource your document destruction? Here are some key advantages to consider:

It Saves Money
By utilizing a document destruction company, you get rid of the requirement to buy your own shredder, in addition to paying for additional upkeep and also repair fees. You free up your resources. Instead of taking important time away from their major obligations by making your workforce shred documents, you can leave them to concentrate on their core expertises.

It Protects You, Your Clients, Your Employees
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.

It’s Compliant
Why would you want to task an employee with destroying sensitive documents when your legal reputation is at risk? With over 40 federal laws mandating the protection of client information, outsourcing your shredding is a very easy way to make sure you maintain compliance. With certifications from the Mobile Shredding Association, you have the comfort of knowing that you are following all the rules and privacy laws.

Your Documents WILL Be Destroyed Entirely
Standard office shredders do not offer the peace of mind that comes with knowing your documents are rendered useless with a professional document destruction company. A mobile shredding truck will shred through staples, elastics or paper clips, so there is no need to sort or shuffle papers. After the paper shredding is complete, you will be issued a Certificate of Destruction – documented proof that your information has been destroyed in a manner that is 100% secure. You can rest assured that your confidential information is being handled in the most professional and secure way.

When you consider the time and expenses associated with shredding in-house, it’s definitely in your best interest to outsource your paper shredding needs.

At Legal Shred, our shredding can be done at your location using our state-of-the-art trucks to provide maximum shredding security. Our staff is highly trained on all legal requirements, ensuring that your records are always safe and secure.

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