The Benefits of Residential Shredding

A person holding multiple receipts at a desk with other documents.Curbside trash and recycling bins are magnets for identity thieves. Anything that is discarded in them is free for the taking. A residential shredding service prevents your personal information from landing in the wrong hands. In this blog, we explain how a residential shredding service works and how it benefits you and your family.


Identity theft is on the rise, so making sure your personal documents are securely disposed of is more important than ever. Households are inundated with paperwork, including:

  • Bank and credit card statements
  • Tax records
  • ATM receipts
  • Canceled checks
  • Insurance and legal documents
  • Travel itineraries
  • Utility bills

Attempting to destroy these documents with a store-bought shredder is a daunting task. Staples and paperclips must be removed from files or they can jam the machine. Only a few pieces of paper can be shredded at a time or, again, you risk a paper jam. And after all this work, you are left with strips of paper everywhere to clean up, and bags of shredded paper that can’t be recycled.

A residential shredding service offers a more convenient way to destroy your documents. Whether you have a garage full of banker’s boxes or a handful of documents, your residential shredding provider’s background-screened and uniformed technicians come right to your doorstep, collect your documents, securely transport them, destroy them at their shredding plant, and recycle the shredded paper. It is a complete privacy protection solution that eliminates the time and stress of at-home shredding.


A study by Javelin Strategy and Research found that 16.7 million people fell victim to identity theft in 2017. Unfortunately, many people who have their identity stolen do not find out until it is too late, suffering huge financial consequences and immeasurable emotional distress.

Residential shredding services offer you and your family an unrivaled privacy protection solution. When you partner with a NAID AAA Certified shredding and destruction provider, your documents are stored according to the highest security and ethical standards in the industry. To achieve and maintain AAA Certification, a shredding provider must pass surprise audits that assess the following areas:

  • Operational security
  • Employee hiring and screening
  • Responsible disposal of material
  • Liability insurance

As a result, your confidentiality is always maintained.


Most people want a healthy planet. That is why confidential documents often land in curbside recycling bins. With a residential shredding service, you do not have to sacrifice the privacy of your documents while recycling them. A shredding and destruction provider recycles your shredded waste so it can be reused.

As you can see, a residential shredding service protects your privacy, saves you time, and contributes to the health of our planet.

Richards & Richards offers NAID AAA Certified shredding and destruction services for businesses and residents throughout Nashville.

For more information about our residential shredding services, please call us at 615-242-9600 or complete the form on this page.

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