Document Shredding for the New Year
Is it time to make a New Year’s Resolution about document shredding for your business?
Offices everywhere still use paper, and it piles up quickly. Even in this digital age, the statistics are remarkable: the average American office worker uses about 10,000 sheets of office paper per year.
The U.S. is by far the world’s largest producer and consumer of paper. Per capita, U.S. paper consumption is over 6 times greater than the world average and about 25% greater than Japan, the world’s second-largest per-capita paper consumer!
While there are plenty of reasons why paper is great, the big drawback is that it’s not easy to get rid of— and it builds up. In most businesses, that paper can have sensitive client information, including personally identifiable information (PII), that can’t just be thrown away.
These documents need to be properly and securely destroyed, and in the process, you can contribute to recycling too.
Why Professional Shredding is Better Than In-Office Shredding
While it might be tempting to shred documents on your own, it will ultimately cost you more than getting it taken care of by a professional.
In-office shredders often don’t have the capacity to shred more than a few pages at a time. This means paying someone to sit in front of a shredder for hours — or even days — doing nothing but feeding paper into the shredder.
Worse, it means that person isn’t doing work for your organization that could be much more valuable and generate revenue. Even your lowest paid staff has better things to do in supporting your business mission.
When you work with a professional shredder like Protec Recycling, we come right to your business in our Alabama service area, pick up your documents, and shred them securely, providing you with a certificate of destruction to prove you took the greatest care in keeping personally identifiable information out of the hands of identity thieves.
From our base in Homewood Alabama, Protec Recycling provides businesses, non-profits, healthcare facilities, and educational facilities with professional paper shredding services.
Let’s talk about what we can do for you.
Schedule One-Time or Ongoing Professional Shredding Services
From one-time paper shredding to regularly scheduled service, Protec Recycling helps you properly dispose of sensitive old documents. To schedule a pickup, call our office at 205-549-2120 or visit our Contact Us page today.