Making the Case for Outsourced Shredding

You outsource your cleaning. You outsource your water delivery. You even outsource machine repair. Why not outsource your paper shredding?

Busy offices don’t have the time or money to waste on services that are easily performed by third-party vendors. If you rent or own a heavily-used copier and printer, would you fork over an annual salary to have one person on-hand to fix it? You have several floors with several break rooms, but do you rely on staff to do store runs to replace the water in the cooler? At the end of the day, do you expect your staff to pitch in and start vacuuming, mopping, and tidying up common areas? No. Employers use their employees to do what they were hired to do. The in-between, sometimes-tasks are left to an outsourced company to save time, and, of course money. So why wouldn’t you do the same for your document destruction?

We’ve talked about how an in-office shredder is an unwise investment, for many of the same reasons why relying on staff to do what’s not in their job descriptions: it wastes time and resources. Paper shredding is a task that should be left to someone who is bonded, insured, and can provide proof that your sensitive information is destroyed. An office shredder cannot provide the same security and guarantee as a professional document destruction specialist; it just shreds your files into strips and then tossed into the trash. Think it can’t be easily pieced back together, or left to an untrustworthy employee? Think again.

Consider the cost of not only purchasing a shredder, but paying an employee to perform the task. Tack on maintenance fees, and you’re already looking at money not well spent.

Outsourced paper shredding means:

Protection for you and your clients.

By being steadfast with your business documents, you are protecting the integrity of your client relationship. By hiring professionals you know that client lists and records are being completely demolished, a bonus that your clients will admire.

You’re maintaining legal compliance.

With several laws mandating the protection of client and employee information, outsourcing your shredding is a very easy way to make sure you are in compliance with many of them. Legal Shred offers the comfort of knowing that you are following all the rules and privacy laws.

You’re environmentally conscious.

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.

Knowing that your paper shredding is being taken care by professionals will give you the greatest peace of mind, which we feel is the greatest benefit to outsourcing your document destruction needs. Legal Shred handles confidential information in the most professional and secure way, and we provide a certificate of destruction upon completion.

Focus on what you and your employees do best: running your business. Leave the paper shredding to Legal Shred and reap the benefits of saved time, money, and resources. Contact us for a quote today.


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