How Does a Drop-Off Shredding Service Work?

Blank paper bags in a car trunkWhat are you doing with your personal receipts, past bank statements, tax records, and medical documents? If you’re throwing them into the garbage or recycling bin, you have dramatically increased your likelihood of having your identity stolen, bank accounts compromised, and credit cards hijacked. You are placing your personal information in the most ideal location for a thief to look.

You would be shocked by how much information your receipts, statements, and documents reveal that can help a thief identify you and use your identity.

Your documents need to be shredded regularly and completely so that it is unretrievable, and consumer shredding machines don’t fit the bill. By having your papers professionally shredded, you will be confident that you aren’t assisting these thieves.

The Dilemmas

  • I don’t think a shredding company will shred a small amount of material and I don’t want to hang on to it until I have huge piles of papers.
  • I never have the time to call and arrange a time for it to be shredded.
  • If I use the blue bin, I’ll know it goes to the recycling plant and not the landfill.

The Solutions

Drop-off shredding is the solution to all of these dilemmas.

Amount: You can take a box of documents to a reputable shredding company that offers drop-off shredding and pay for it to be destroyed properly. Also, if you have hard drives or electronic media that needs destroying, bring those as well. A full-service shredding company has the equipment to destroy all of these things.

Time: When you are ready to dispose of your information, take your boxes or bags to the drop-off shredding location. A top-notch shredding service will do the heavy lifting for you so all you have to do is get there. You don’t even have to remove staples or paperclips because their industrial shredding equipment can handle it all! Your information is then destroyed, and you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

Recycling: A good shredding company works with a recycling partner so your shredded material doesn’t end up in landfill. They believe that protecting the environment is part of their job as well.

Richards & Richards is Nashville’s oldest shredding company. We offer easy, affordable, NAID AAA Certified walk-in and drop-off shredding service to residents and businesses five days a week. For more information, simply give us a call at 615-242-9600 or complete the form on this page.

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