Don’t Let the Office Shredder Put Your Organization at Risk
5 Reasons Why You Should Dump Your Office Shredder and Hire our Shredding Service
- Office Shredders Produce Strips of Paper that Can be Reassembled
Most office shredding machines shred paper using a cross-cut or ribbon cut method. When these strips of paper are discarded or recycled, “dumpster divers” just sort through the trash and reassemble these paper strips. This gives them easy access to confidential information you thought was destroyed. In fact, this form of information fraud is so common, now there’s software available to help these thieves scan and reassemble information.
- Office Shredders Can Cost Twice as Much as a Shredding Service
Small businesses that operate an office shredder spend, on average, 15 minutes of staff time every day on shredding confidential documents. When you consider the average hourly wage plus benefits, and factor in depreciation and maintenance costs on the shredder, it costs over $95 per month to operate an office shredder. That’s nearly twice as much as our regularly scheduled, on-site shredding pickup service.
- Office Shredders Can Leave You Vulnerable in Audits and Lawsuits
Irregular shredding practices – that’s the charge an auditor or lawyer can make when they discover your organization uses an office shredder. Why? Because in-house shredding programs don’t adhere to a regular shredding schedule and don’t provide adequate documentation of what’s been shredded, when it’s been shredded, or by whom. So when a question arises as to when and why a particular piece of information was shredded, organizations without documentation are susceptible to severe fines.