Get Your Business Green: Recycling and Shredding

As much as offices would like to claim they are paperless, that is just not true. If you walk into a paperless office, you will see copiers, scanners, legal pads, and even Post-It notes. Because paper remains a constant necessity – and a convenience – you still need to do something with that paper.

Paper Recycling

Document recycling via paper shredding is one way to help your business stay green. If you use a paper recycling service, identity thieves could steal your clients' private information. The paper is not usually shredded since it is hard to recycle shredded paper. From the time the documents leave your office through the time they reach document destruction in the recycling process, they are whole, and the information contained in them is easy enough to steal.

Documents that you should definitely shred instead of recycling include:

  • Tax returns.
  • Bank statements.
  • Supporting documents for tax returns.
  • Receipts and invoices.
  • Financial documents and reports.
  • Paystubs and other employment records and documents.
  • Medical records.
  • Anything with any personal information on it, including your social security number, your address, and your phone number.
  • Any document with account numbers on it, even if they are not bank account numbers.

An identity thief might need just one piece of information to put a complete profile on you together and enable him or her to use your identity.

Paper Shredding

Instead of using a recycling service, consider shredding services. Mobile shredding means that the documents go from your hands to a locked shred box. We pick up the locked boxes and bring them out to our mobile recycling and shredding truck in your parking lot. You can watch the process to see that your documents are shredded.

Our employees never touch the documents. They dump the contents of the locked boxes into the shredder, which then shreds the documents. They are mixed with documents from other businesses and then baled. Once we bale the shredded documents, we ship them to a paper recycling plant that handles shredded paper.

Shredding Services

Many individuals and businesses have used our shredding services to keep their offices green and protect their clients' and employees' personal information. Some of the reviews we received about our document shredding services include:

  • Great experience
  • Professional and courteous
  • Reasonable price
  • Comes to house
  • Honest and on time
  • Highly recommended – used for a neighborhood shredding event
  • Great customer service
  • Received a call back immediately

Contact Shred America for Shredding Services

While you might believe your office is paperless, take a look around, and you'll notice just how much paper with personal information is in the office. Clients often forward paper to you in the form of signed requests and permissions, and many businesses still mail invoices. Don't forget the scratchpad you use to make notes on to help you compose your thoughts. All of this could have someone's personal information that could help an identity thief.

Individuals who do not trust doing their finances on the computer or who prefer to receive paper bills and invoices also have a lot of paper to keep from the hands of identity thieves. Whether you are a business or a private individual, contact Shred America for shredding services to make sure your personal information does not get into the hands of identity thieves.