5 Reasons to Shred Documents with Protec Recycling
Shredding confidential documents is the concern of every business, as well as for non-profits and government offices. In today’s information age, unsecured confidential information puts everyone at risk. Individuals can suffer identity theft and financial loss; businesses and agencies are at risk of criminal and civil liabilities.
That’s why finding a reliable partner in disposing of outdated documents is an essential service in today’s environment. For more information, call us today at at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page.
Reason 1 – Your Trash is Public Property
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that trash becomes public property once it reaches the curb. Torn documents disposed of along with regular garbage can easily be reassembled. Strip cut paper from inexpensive shredders is more difficult to reassemble, but new scanners and software mean that document “unshredding” is easier than ever before.
To avoid these risks, you need to work with a reliable shredding company that can observe strict chain of custody and certify the irreversible destruction of your documents. Protec Recycling can get the job done.
Reason 2 – Regulation Compliance Guaranteed
Without professional guidance from experts familiar with the growing family of regulations, how can you stay compliant with HIPAA, FACTA, HITECH, the GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT, and more?
When you work with Protec, you’ve chosen a recycling partner certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). Our AAA certification is comprehensive and includes tests and requirements for procedures used in data destruction. Each NAID AAA certified recycler must meet these requirements annuallys, as well as successfully pass planned and unannounced audits throughout the year.
Reason 3 – Regularly Scheduled Services
Protec’s fleet of recycling trucks is ready to put your facility in our routine schedule. We’ll supply secure lockboxes for ongoing disposal, then schedule regular pickups by Protec’s trained staff.
Our chain of custody protocols document the pickup and secure destruction of your outdated paper files. Our services help you decrease paper clutter and free up records storage from outdated but sensitive files. With regularly scheduled services from Protec, your liability risk from a data breach can be significantly reduced.
Reason 4 – Customer Confidence
Making your clients and customers aware of your data and document destruction policies is a proven way to build confidence in the professionalism and security of your business or agency. When you work with Protec Recycling, our secure collection bins, branded recycling trucks, and growing reputation help signal how seriously your business takes its obligations for data safety.
Our goal is to serve as a reliable partner, one able to keep you in compliance with all relevant regulations and provide real data security through the irreversible destruction of sensitive information.
Reason 5 – Economical and Efficient
When you weigh your real costs against working with Protec Recycling, you’ll see the savings. Office shredders are loud and distract employees from doing their work, not to mention the inefficient use of personnel time in shredding to begin with.
Professional document destruction also frees up storage space, often saving companies that use offsite rental locations the cost of a monthly bill. And, of course, preventing a single data breach that results in a lawsuit can by itself pay for years of efficient, reliable shredding services from Protec Recycling.
What Should You be Shredding?
- Outdated patient and client records.
- Proprietary records and project details.
- Tax returns and financial statements.
- Bank records and investment portfolios.
- Internal documents and spreadsheets.
- Voided checks and deposit slips.
- Employee records and pay stubs.
- Credit card information and sales receipts
work with an attorney, or send your kids to school, more information is logged in computers, on paper forms, and in online systems.
First Visit FREE on Recurring Services
Protec Recycling has been serving the needs of Alabama’s businesses, non-profits, technical and professional offices, educational institutions, and health care facilities for years.
For a short time, FIRST VISITS ARE FREE for new customers.
Our mobile units are ready to come to your facility. Our NAID AAA Certified destruction services assure that your outdated records are dealt with in a secure and compliant fashion.
- Locked containers are provided, keeping confidential materials secure.
- Your documents are fed into a cross-cut industrial shredder where the information contained on them is irretrievably destroyed.
- A certificate of destruction is issued upon completion.
For recurring services, Protec installs secure bins which we service every 7, 14, or 28 days depending on your rate of disposal.
Call us today at 205-549-2120 or visit our Request a Quote page to learn more and get your first, FREE visit for recurring services. New paper shredding customers in need of a one-time documents purge can save 20% on first time services.