The Benefits of Scheduled Shredding Services

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Every day businesses generate, handle, and discard pages and pages of information. As the volume of information your office manages continues to increase, so does the need for secure processes to manage and eventually destroy those records. When it comes to creating a secure destruction process, scheduled shredding services from Augusta Data Storage offer businesses several benefits that ensure proper handling and destruction of sensitive information.

What is scheduled shredding?

Scheduled shredding is a service that regularly collects confidential documents and securely destroys them. By scheduling regular pickups, businesses don’t need to worry about storing and handling documents for months or even years before having them destroyed. Instead, the scheduled shredding provider will come to a business location and pick up any sensitive materials that are ready to be destroyed.

Why is scheduled shredding beneficial for a business?

Scheduled shredding services offer several benefits to businesses, including:

Improved Compliance

By having a regular process in place for document destruction, companies are better able to comply with privacy regulations. This helps reduce the risk of noncompliance fines and other penalties associated with not properly handling sensitive information.

Peace of Mind

Knowing that all confidential documents are being professionally handled, shredded onsite, and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner offers significant peace of mind for business owners and decision-makers. Professional service providers have the expertise to quickly sort through large volumes of documents and shred them according to the highest security standards.

Cost Savings

With a scheduled shredding service, you will save time by not having to manually deal with document destruction in-house. Scheduling regular pickups also eliminate the need for bulky, costly equipment used to shred documents onsite.

In addition, shredding companies will often provide a certificate of destruction for records that have been destroyed.

Scheduled Shredding and Information Security

When it comes to effectively managing your information systems, ensuring security and compliance at every phase is crucial. Scheduled shredding services allow business owners to create end-to-end compliance in their information systems by shredding documents in a timely manner, allowing businesses to mitigate the risk of potential security breaches and protect their customer information, intellectual property, and other sensitive data.

How do I know if scheduled shredding is right for my business?

When selecting the best shredding option for your business, it’s important to consider the volume of records you routinely generate. For some businesses, annual or semi-annual record purges offer ample opportunity to securely destroy records without creating too much backlog to store and manage between services.

For those businesses who regularly generate confidential records, contracts, financial statements and more, scheduled services may be your best option. Augusta Data Storage offers scheduled shredding services on a pre-set schedule weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly and can place multiple secure collection containers at your office to be emptied at the same time, if needed.

Ready to set up your scheduled shredding services?

Scheduled shredding services from Augusta Data Storage offer businesses the convenience and reliability needed to properly handle and destroy confidential information. To learn more about our scheduled shredding services or to get started, contact us today!