Inside a Professional Shredding Service

Is your business considering ditching its office shredder? Or are you just curious about how a shredding service works? In this blog, we offer an exclusive view of a professional shredding service.

Needs Assessment

Every business has unique document destruction requirements. A reputable shredding provider offers a comprehensive needs assessment to determine each customer’s compliance obligations, document destruction volume, and determine shredding preference. If you’re unsure of what documents to destroy, your provider can offer guidance. Based on their assessment, you are presented with a customized shredding schedule for your business. Should your shredding or compliance requirements change, your provider can adjust your schedule as needed.

Secure Document Collection

A professional shredding service reduces privacy breach risks by making sure your documents are collected within a secure chain of custody. Your shredding provider brings collection containers to your business. These locked receptacles allow for secure disposal of sensitive documents without having to remove staples and paperclips. Collection containers come in a variety of sizes and styles to match your office décor and document disposal needs.

Scheduled Destruction

On your scheduled shred day, your shredding provider collects your documents. You can choose to have your documents shredded on-site with a mobile shredding vehicle or off-site at your provider’s shredding plant. The entire shredding process is captured by CCTV image capture technology and archived. The document destruction technicians collecting and shredding your documents are background-screened, bonded, and insured.

Certificate of Destruction

Several state and federal privacy laws require secure destruction of expired records. Your shredding provider helps your business fulfill important regulatory compliance requirements by issuing a Certificate of Destruction after your shredding project is complete. This document offers proof of your organization’s compliance with state and federal regulations.

Post-Shred Recycling

After your shredding provider destroys your documents, they bale the shredded waste and ship it to an authorized recycling company. At the recycling plant, the paper pulp from your shredded documents is used to produce a wide variety of consumer and business products.

As you can see, for secure and efficient document destruction, partnering with a reputable shredding company is the way to go!

Pacific Shredding provides shredding services for residents and businesses throughout Fresno, Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto, and Napa and Solano Counties.

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