Paper makes a lot of clutter – but everyone saves documents for many reasons, whether they are financial records, medical records or even monthly bills. Offices have even more clutter filling up filing cabinets. If you are a business, you need to clear out your files more often, but homeowners should go through their files at least once every six months to dispose of documents that you no longer need to keep.
Keeping documents past their retention date only increases the risk of identity theft if someone breaks into your home or if someone you invite in goes through your stuff. Declutter your files by setting up a mobile shredding account or by using our drop-off shredding services at Carolina Shred.
Shredding Saves You Time and Money
When you use our shredding services for document destruction, you save time and money – and lower the risk of identity theft. Using home shredders does not shred the documents small enough – and they still end up in the trash where just anyone can access them. Problems with shredding confidential documents yourself include:
You pay an employee to feed a few sheets through a shredder at a time;
When an employee shreds documents, there is a much higher risk of human error; and
When you throw the shredded documents in the trash, an identity thief could still pick them up and put the pieces together.
When you use a professional shredder like Carolina Shred, the documents are cross-cut shred into thousands of pieces, then mixed with other business’s shredded documents, and finally baled into a big bundle and sent off to a secure paper recycler. The entire shredding process is secure and we never touch your documents. They go from the lockbox directly to the shredder.
Mobile and Drop-Off Shredding Available
We offer on-site shredding and off-site shredding. We come to you with our truck and pick up your full lockboxes. We shred the documents right in your parking lot and then return the lockboxes to your secure file room. You can even watch us shred your documents. And, you get a certificate of destruction for your documents once we are finished.
We also offer off-site shredding – you bring your documents to us and we will shed them for you. Once your documents have been shredded, we mail a certificate of destruction to you. Secure shredding, whether on-site or off-site, has a lot of benefits, including:
You significantly lessen the risk of having your documents end up in the wrong hands.
You save money by not paying an employee to stand there and shred your documents.
You can keep your filing cabinets clean, which is even easier if you have a retention schedule. When it’s time to discard the documents, you put them in a locked shred box, so they cannot fall into the hands of the wrong people.
We bale your documents with others’ documents and send them to a recycling company, who then recycles the paper into other paper products.
Contact Carolina Shred
Declutter your office or your home by going through your files to discard anything that you no longer need. Once you have your files separated, contact us at Carolina Shred to discuss your shredding needs, whether you need us to come to you or you would like to drop documents off at our office.