When it comes down to it, Mobile Record Shredders alleviates the hassle and is the most cost effective solution to your document destruction and confidentiality needs, while providing a green and environmental friendly solution for document destruction.
In the document destruction process, millions of pounds of paper are shredded each year. We have many customers asking us what we do with all of the documents we destroy. The answer is, we recycle. Not only do we recycle the documents destroyed, but it allows our customers to also be green and recycle by using our secure document destruction services. Recycling and being green is a good feature for all.
At Mobile Record Shredders, we are committed to recycling all documents shredded using our secure document destruction service. 100% of our products (including the paper shredded using our services) are shredded, bailed, and most importantly recycled. One bale, otherwise known as 1,000 pounds of shredded paper, when recycled translates to the following green practices:
- It saves 9 trees
- It reduces 1.5 cubic yards of landfill
- It eliminates 2000 kilowatt hours of electricity
- And it reduces the use of 3500 gallons of water
Due to our recycling efforts, including partnering with Blue Star Recyclers to increase our document destruction recycling efforts, Mobile Record Shredders has created well over $7.5 million in value savings to the environment since 2004. We think that’s pretty impressive when you are referring to document destruction services.
Knowing the impact that paper usage has on the environment, but translating that impact into positive recycling efforts is important to us and we know it’s important to you too. Let us take your document destruction needs and turn them into an environmentally friendly experience.
Learn more about the benefits of Mobile Record Shredders and how we can help your business with recycling and your document destruction.
Your Trash is an Identity Thieves Treasure.
Did you know, the minute your trash bin hits the curb, anything in it is legally there for the taking? Most people don’t realize this when they through their credit card statements, or confidential documents in the trash. According to law, once you place that pail or bag at your curb, you are giving up any expectation of privacy to its contents. This means anyone, looking to find confidential information is able to rifle through your garbage with no questions asked.
What is done with that trash once it leaves your location is an entirely different matter. Identity thieves can commit fraud in multiple ways, basically whatever ultimately makes them money. Almost any identifying data, such as birth dates, social security numbers, and even a mobile phone number can be used to commit identity theft. Identity theft now occurs in as regularly as one in three people within the United States and this number continues to grow.
Proper destruction of sensitive information is the key to stopping this growing epidemic. Luckily with Mobile Record Shredders, this can easily be accomplished. Whether it be dropping off your confidential documents, or requesting a pick up service for your company, we are here to destroy the most sensitive information you have.
Any trash that includes identifying data should be properly destroyed. As you now know, it only takes one identity thief going through your trash to have your confidential information compromised. Even something that seems as small as your name and address can be used against you to commit identity theft.
Shred today! Contact us for more information at 719-544-5460 or live chat with one of our representatives on our website. We are here to help you with your document destruction needs.
In a nutshell if you follow the following practices, you will keep yourself, your company and your customers much more secure.
· Use a professional service for your document destruction needs
Using a document destruction service is one of the only ways you can ensure your documents are properly disposed of and securely shredded. At Mobile Record Shredders we take all precautions necessary to endure your documents do not get into the wrong hands.
· Shred before recycling
Most do not realize that you need to properly shred your documents before recycling. Just as with throwing your documents away in the garbage can, the recycling bin puts your documents just as at risk. We recycle 100% of our shredded documents. This not only helps to save the environment, but also allows us to make sure your documents are fully secure.
· Shred regularly
Placing yourself and your company on a regular shredding schedule enables you to keep up to speed with all of your document destruction needs. It avoids human error and potentially poor judgment of what should or should not be properly disposed of. Furthermore it stops the risk of confidential information betting into the wrong hands within your office.
When implemented, these best practices make your company more secure and allow for sensitive information to be disposed of the proper manner. For questions, contact us today.
Shredding regularly is one of the most important steps you can take toward to avoid identity theft and keep all of your confidential documents secure. Not only does it mean you should make a commitment to shredding on a regular basis, but it means you are standardizing your document destruction and recycling procedures that allow you to thrive as a company and keep your information secure.
There have been many examples of companies carelessly leaving social security numbers out in the open and fraud being committed with these numbers. For example in 2012 the Federal Trade Commission settled in a court case with two check cashing and lending companies that carelessly threw away important documents, containing consumer information into unsecured dumpsters. Leaving them wide open to identity theft – which identity thieves jumped at the chance to get and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars with the information from this lack of document destruction.
At Mobile Record Shredders we allow companies to securely shred their documents, in the safest way possible. Your company’s confidential information remains secure from identity theft when it is properly disposed of. Not only are our documents disposed of in a secure manner, 100% of the paper we shred is recycled.
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Regular Document Destruction is More Important than Ever
Once trash is put out in a public place for disposal, it cannot be expected to remain private. By law, anything that goes curbside, is officially fair game for those lurking in the shadows and looking to steal your identity. Which makes proper document destruction even more important than ever.
In a business setting, trade secrets, client information, and even confidential employee information could all be compromised, resulting in severe damage to the business’s reputation. In a personal setting, any information that has your date of birth, social security number, or any other confidential information can get into the hand of an identity thief and cause irreparable damage.
Make sure to safeguard your confidential documents by outsourcing your document destruction and choosing a shredding service that is familiar with local and federal document destruction laws. Shredding services, like Mobile Record Shredders hold confidentiality at the highest of regard and have extremely high standards in place to safeguard all documents once in possession. Whether it’s an on or off-site service, we are here to help you keep your documents safe.
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