You may not think about the people who shred your paper. After all, they pick up your documents to shred and make the task seem so easy what concerns could they possibly have? Your shredding company may have a few gripes about their regularly scheduled pickups and even one-time pickups. While you may feel like everything’s going according to plan you could be doing some things that slow down the entire process and make shredding just a little more difficult than it needs to be. Take a look at the top 3 things your paper shredding company would like for you to know.

What do shredders wish you knew?

  1. We don’t look at the documents. Our shredders tear through literally tons of paper and we are good at our jobs. To look at the documents we shred would throw everything off pace and is certainly not on our time table. You can be confident we don’t have the time or want to look through your discarded documents.
  2. You are probably not 100% compliant. So you purchased your own paper shredding to save money. You trained employees on what to shred and when to shred it so how could you be non-compliant? You can’t watch every employee every second of the day. It’s possible even one employee decided shredding wasn’t worth the time for just one or a few pieces of paper. Even one secure document thrown into the trash can cost thousands in non-compliance fines.
  3. Shredded paper can be recycled. For whatever reason, there is a rumor that shredded paper cannot be recycled. This is simply not true. Shredded paper is baled and recycled into very common household products like toilet paper.

Get the facts and learn more about secure shredding by calling Shred With Us today.

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