01 Dec Why Implement a Shredding Service Next Year?
December is a loaded month for businesses. With end-of-year deadlines closing in as well as planning for the new year starting, it can be hard to stay organized. Especially since most businesses accumulate a lot of clutter throughout the year. Now is the perfect time to clean and get ready to start fresh for the new year. Looking for a few reasons why you should consider implementing a shredding service into your business plan for next year? Here are a few:
#1 – You Can Save Time
You may think that it doesn’t take much time to shred a piece of paper, and you’d be right. However, over time, each piece of paper that is shredded can add up. Let’s assume you are a small business with 5 employees that each spend an average of 3 minutes a day shredding files. That’s over an hour a week wasted shredding paper! In a small business setting, an hour of wasted time a week can be a big deal.
This doesn’t even take into consideration the time it takes to remove staples, paperclips, and rubber bands from documents, which is often necessary for the small shredders that are used in-house at businesses. In addition, it doesn’t include any equipment malfunctions or jams that could slow down the shredding process. All these time sucks combined can decrease the efficiency of an organization.
By implementing a shredding service, you can save precious company time and increase efficiency. The less time that your company spends on shredding, the more time you can devote to your business goals for the new year.
#2 – You Can Stay Compliant
Most industries have privacy compliancy standards in place to keep confidential and personal information safe. In today’s environment it is more important than ever to protect your company, employee, and client records. Courts have ruled that once materials are placed into a trash can, you lose all privacy rights to the information.
Most shredding services offer locked boxes to deposit records into for safekeeping until document pickup. In addition, they can provide a secure chain-of-custody, and Certificate of Destruction after each service. This helps ensure businesses that their records are protected and disposed of in a compliant way. Plus, cross-cut shredding technology ensures that no records can be stolen and that no confidential or personal information can be compromised.
#3 – You Can Help the Earth!
There are several environmental benefits to recycling, and shredding services often recycle the paper produced after document destruction. When your business utilizes a shredding service, you can rest easy knowing that your paper waste is being recycled into usable products rather than filling up a landfill.
Did you know that according to the EPA, making one ton of paper using recycled fiber can save 17 trees, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water? It can save enough energy to power the average American home for 6 months!
Get started toward time savings, compliance, and environmental responsibility today by contacting the shredding professionals at Greenway Shredding!