The Many Benefits of Recurring Shredding


A white icon of a clock face inside of a gear shape surrounded by a circular arrow is on a black backgroundWe live in a culture of automation and often don’t realize how much it makes our lives easier. For instance:

  • Cruise control on your car can get you from A to B at a steady speed while helping you avoid speeding fines and improving your vehicle’s fuel economy.
  • Financial institutions offer automatic savings options such as putting away $28/day to save over $10,000 per year.
  • School buses in colder climates are now being equipped with automatic heaters so that the windows are all clear and the cabin is warm prior to the driver arriving on winter days.

Just like so many other automated functions and services, signing your business up for recurring scheduled shredding has many benefits.

Routine document destruction means your discarded, confidential documents get destroyed regularly on a date that best fits your company’s schedule, protecting that information from unauthorized access or theft.


Identity theft and fraud will always exist, and one of the best ways to prevent your business from a data breach is engaging a recurring shredding service to promptly and securely destroy sensitive business, employee, and customer information. A NAID AAA Certified shredding company will send uniformed, background-screened shredding technicians with ID badges to collect your discarded documents from your locked shred collection containers. Then, they can be transported to the off-site shredding plant in a GPS-tracked vehicles where your documents are shredded to complete the secure chain of custody.


Your documents should be shredded in compliance with data privacy laws like FACTA, HIPAA, GLB, and SOX. Part of that compliance is making sure each type of document is shredded at the end of its lifecycle. Recurring shredding helps manage the daily flow of documents and prevent data breaches by providing secure shred collection containers where employees can quickly drop documents and whole files the moment they are no longer needed. For proof that you are in compliance, request a Certificate of Destruction that lists the date and time of destruction and what was destroyed.


When you sign up for recurring shredding, you get the right quantity and size of shred collection containers and a schedule that fits your unique needs. There’s no need to worry about documents piling up on desks, in hallways, and in the file room—or worse, being trashed or recycled with sensitive information on them—when you implement a “shred everything” policy. There’s no need for employees to decide whether to shred or recycle when your shredding company recycles 100% of the paper they shred, protecting the planet and your data simultaneously.

Peace of Mind

Richards & Richards is Nashville’s oldest NAID AAA Certified shredding company. Get peace of mind with our secure, compliant, and convenient scheduled shredding service. For more information, simply give us a call at 615-242-9600 or complete the form on this page.

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