I Scanned My Files-What Do I Do With the Paper Copies?

Organizing your office or home can be a major undertaking. Sifting through old documents and choosing what to keep and what to throw out can take hours or even days.

Once you've sorted through your records and chose what to keep, you may realize that storing boxes loaded with files is an inefficient and unsafe approach to store your documents.

Scanning devices make it simple to digitize your documents and transfer boxes worth of substantial printed material onto a little thumb drive or secure hard drive.

Be that as it may, once you've scanned your records, what do you do with the paper copies? If you continue to store them, the digitizing procedure was pointless, yet tossing them in the garbage isn't the correct answer either.

Why Can't I Toss Old Records in the Trash?

When you put something in the trash and place your garbage can out on the curb, everything in it ends up exposed and unprotected.

When you place records in your trash that contain sensitive data, anybody can go through your trash and find account numbers, passwords, email addresses, telephone numbers, and other private data that will enable them to steal your identity or access your accounts.

What Do I Do With Old Paper Documents?

Rather than leaving your information vulnerable in the trash, consider shredding your records.

Destroying your documents keeps all your information safe, and if you use a shredding service provider they will recycle the paper shreds, which not only protect the environment but also adds an additional layer of security to the process.

What Are My Shredding Options?

There are a few approaches to shredding your records.

Shred Yourself

You always have the choice to shred your documents yourself. You can buy a home or little office shredder and shred your files yourself, but if you have more than a couple sheets of paper, this can be a tedious, time consuming, and messy task.

Personal shredders are slow, rapidly overheat, easily jam up or break down, and require maintenance over time.

Utilize a Shredding Service

Shredding services are fast and secure, and you have a variety of options depending on how much you have to shred.

In the event that you have a few boxes or more than 100 lbs. of paper to shred (figure the amount you need to shred) your best choices are either mobile shredding, which sends a shred truck to you to shred onsite or offsite shredding, which picks up your records to shred them back at our secure facility.

If you just have a couple of pounds of paper to shred, we have drop off locations throughout Southern Colorado that allow you to drop off your records and pay for shredding by the box or bag.

Let Mobile Record Shredders Help Keep Your Information Secure

You get free quotes on shredding services in your neighborhood and then choose the option that best meets your needs.

Call us at (800) 544-5460 or fill out the form this form to get free quotes and find a shredding option that’s affordable, convenient, and secure.

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