How to Choose a Shredding Company in Old Hickory, TN

Red marker pen marking on checklist box, close upIf you were to ask me for the best things to do in Old Hickory, Tennessee, I would need to know something about you and what you need to make your visit a positive experience. You might be the sand-and-water type of tourist that would want to relax at Riverside Beach. Your interest might be local agriculture, artisan foods and visual arts, and you can find all of that at the Old Hickory Farmers Market.

The same principles apply if you have a local business in need of a shredding company. I would likely ask you the following questions, so your needs are met with a positive experience:

What Better Suits Your Business? Scheduled or One-Time Shredding Services?

Is your business discarding limited numbers or large quantities of sensitive documents that require shredding? You may need one-time purge shredding on an as-needed basis, or you may require a regularly-scheduled shredding service that keeps your private information from piling up and at risk of being misplaced or stolen. The right shredding company can offer both so you can make changes as your company’s needs change.

Will You Require Secure Collection Containers?

Some shredding companies offer a variety of different shred collection containers. The size can be matched to the amount of shredding required. The right style of container can fit better in an office environment than a regular security container that can be stored out of sight from your clients or customers. Whatever the need, a securely sealed container is valuable for protecting your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) until it is ready to be removed for shredding.

Would You Prefer a Local Shredding Company?

One benefit of using a local shredding company is that your information never gets transported across state lines—or even halfway across the world—for shredding (yes, this happens with global companies!), drastically reducing the possibility of a document getting lost or stolen. When you support local businesses, you also support their staff who could be your neighbors. Each time you keep your spending close to home, you support the local initiatives, sports teams, and clubs that those businesses fund.

What Level of Security and Compliance Do You Need?

Finding a NAID AAA Certified shredding service means you have all the bases covered between background-screened shredding employees, the highest security standards in the industry, and full compliance with all known data protection laws. You’ll also want the confidence of a paper trail that show that your documents have been properly shredded, confirmed by a Certificate of Destruction. A NAID AAA Certified company will provide all of this.

Is Your Business Environmentally Attentive?

Choosing a shredding company that recycles 100% of its shredded paper, electronics and hard drives will be a good fit if your company wants to be environmentally friendly. Your staff, customers, clients, and suppliers may be making the same decision about your business as well.

Are You Ready to Find an Old Hickory Shredding Company?

Old Hickory is a great place to live and work. If your business needs a great local shredding service, Richards & Richards is right in your backyard, serving the Nashville region with NAID AAA Certified shredding and destruction. We would be thrilled to help you with one-time or scheduled shredding services if you give us a call at 615-242-9600 or complete the form on this page.

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