Paper Shredding FAQs
Professional paper shredding can save you time and money while protecting the environment. Here’s what you need to know about professional paper shredding.
At Protec Recycling in Alabama, we know you have questions about paper shredding, and we’ve answered some of the most common ones below. For even more answers, feel free to call us at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page today.
What’s the Difference Between In-Office Shredders and Professional Shredding?
Professional shredding saves enormous amounts of time. Because professional shredders are so robust, they can shred in minutes what might take hours when using an in-office shredder.
Another major benefit of professional shredding services is that you get a certificate of destruction upon completion. This shows that your business took all available measures to ensure documents with critical information, like personally identifiable information (PII), have been completely destroyed, protecting you and your business from fines or lawsuits.
For Professional Shredding, Is It Necessary to Sort My Paper?
If you’re working with a professional shredder, you do not need to sort your paper. A professional shredder is able to easily handle all different types of paper without any problems.
All you have to do is provide the files and documents you need shredded.
Do I Need to Remove Staples, Paper Clips, Folders, or Bindings?
You do not need to remove any of the above items when working with a professional shredder. A professional shredding machine is both high-quality and robust, able to handle any and all issues that would normally cause problems with an in-office shredder.
That said, we recommend removing staples and binder clips; they are a valuable resource that your company will otherwise have to spend money replacing.
Does Shredding Protect the Environment?
Yes. Shredding with a professional shredder keeps documents and paperwork from ending up in landfills. Instead, professionally shredded documents are recycled into other paper products.
How Does Paper Shredding Help My Business?
One way paper shredding helps your business is by giving your employees more productive time. If you’re already shredding in-house, how much time is wasted standing at the shredder? How about when the shredder jams?
Professional shredding gives you back hours or productive time every month, and that time can more than pay for shredding services.
Do I Need to Find Another Service to Shred Hard Drives?
At Protec Recycling, we handle both heavy duty paper shredding and hard drive shredding. We can do both as one-time purges or offer your business recurring services that keep your e-waste and paper recycling streams from backing up.
Whether working with paper records or electronic storage devices, Protec supplies chain of custody protection and certification of destruction, a professional level of security that keeps you in compliance with state, federal, and local regulations.
Schedule One-Time or Ongoing Professional Shredding Services
From one-time purges to regularly scheduled service, Protec helps you securely destroy PII and other critical information. To schedule a pickup, call our office at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page today.