Branded uniforms can aid fraudulent use if they fall into the wrong hands. Don’t just toss them, destroy them.
Your company’s uniforms are an important way of identifying your staff members. This is especially true of first responders, such as police officers, firefighters and EMTs. When uniforms become damaged or unusable, or if your company has updated its branding, or simply have excess uniforms, what should you do with the extra?
Two Words: Uniform Shredding
Old or unused uniforms can provide would-be criminals illegal access to secured assets and facilities, which can seriously damage a brand’s reputation. It is important that all out of date and damaged uniforms and clothing are destroyed and shredded securely to avoid damage to your brand or agency by false impersonation.
What Items Can Be Shredded?
While identity protection is usually associated with document and paper shredding services, for businesses, shredding can go a long way in protecting brand recognition. Identity protection is all-encompassing, and yes, this includes uniform shredding.
With mobile shredding services, public agencies and private businesses can safely shred the following uniform items:
- Police uniforms
- Emergency response uniforms
- Corporate logo uniforms
- School or University uniforms
- Designer clothing
- Damaged clothing
- Merchandise returns
- Counterfeit clothing
Not only is uniform destruction a safer alternative to throwing it in the dumpster, it is also environmentally friendly. Most companies have goals to achieve zero waste but most also don’t think about the apparel the employees are wearing. Uniform shredding services can help companies recycle their unnecessary uniform items.
Uniform destruction services from Legal Shred can protect your company’s security by ensuring that branded workwear is thoroughly destroyed in a controlled and highly secured environment.
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