Why Hire a Shredding Service?
For businesses, shredding documents has become part of the normal routine. Shredding allows you to keep important documents confidential and abide by strict US Government rules and procedures that mandate documents are properly destroyed and to eliminate the opportunity of identity theft.
As a business grows, it increases the number of confidential documents that need to be disposed of in order to keep your employee and customer information safe. Shredding in-house can take too much time and resources to properly destroy documents. By hiring a shredding service, you are creating a cost-effective solution to the burden of shredding.
Rather than going through the expensive and time-consuming process of owning and maintaining your shredding equipment, a shredding service uses it’s own equipment and eliminates the time and effort taken to shred materials under your supervision. Plus, shredding services are affordable. Whether it’s having us pick up your documents or bringing them to one of our shredding facilities, the cost and time associated with using our services far outweigh that of doing it in-house.
Shredding and the Environment
Does shredding affect the earth? Of course, it does, and it's an extremely positive one here at Mobile Record Shredders since we recycle all destroyed material.
The Paper Waste Problem
The U.S. Ecological Protection Agency (EPA) reports that paper items made up more than 27 percent of all city waste in 2010. Luckily, it's anything but difficult to keep paper out of the waste stream and landfill.
Organizations that reuse their disposed of paper items are keeping the earth clean, healthy and maintainable—reused paper doesn't go to a landfill. Rather it goes into making reused paper items which would somehow or another be produced using new crude materials.
When you have your confidential and sensitive paper records and reports shredded by Mobile Record Shredders, not only can you rest assured that all personally identifiable information and confidential client data has been rendered unrecoverable, but also you can know that all of the shredded byproducts has been recycled.
Spare a Tree, or Better yet, an Entire Forest
By partnering with Mobile Record Shredders you also fulfill an environmental responsibility. We recycle mass amounts of paper each year. As indicated by the Environmental Protection Agency, every ton of recycled paper fiber saves:
- 17 trees
- 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
- 360 gallons of water
- 60 pounds of pollutants
- 10,400 kilowatts of power
- Each ton of paper reused can spare what might as well be called 165 gallons of fuel!
What happens to the Paper Waste Shredded by Mobile Record Shredders?
All of the paper waste our mobile shredding trucks generate is recycled. As indicated by the EPA, the destroyed paper is utilized by factories to make buyer items, for example:
- Paper towels
- Toilet Paper
In addition, a mixed grade recycled paper is used as:
- Secondary fiber in the production of new paper
- The crude material in non-paper items, for example:
- Gypsum wallboard
- Material felt
- Cellulose protection
- Formed mash items like egg containers
Document Destruction: There's No Better Way to Shred
Ensure your personal records and sensitive archives are safely destroyed and recycled by Mobile Record Shredders.
Mobile Record Shredders has AAA Certification from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).
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.
Tax time is often a time when identity thieves are preying. Your tax returns, new and old, have confidential information on them that could be used against you by identity thieves. Make sure to keep your documents safe and out of harm's way.
Identity thieves are lurking and only need your Social Security number and birth date to file a tax return in your name. With these key pieces of information, they can falsify additional information requested on the return and wrongly receive money that belongs to you. The IRS does not check the validity of each tax request and because of this, your tax return money could easily be on its way to an identity thief pretending to be you.
Follow the key tips below to help keep you and your tax documents safe, this tax season.
Get your taxes in early! File early to stay ahead of identity thieves
Organize your financial records to help prepare to file your tax returns and keep track of what information you have (or what could be lost or stolen)
Properly dispose of old records and tax documents
Keep confidential information confidential
File your returns with care and if possible electronically on your personal computer, rather than a public computer
Let Mobile Record Shredders keep your documents safe this tax season. Contact us for more information.
How Paper Shredding is Saving the Environment
It’s more than just a piece of paper you are shredding. It’s also something that help better the environment if disposed of correctly.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, when you throw paper away, it becomes approximately 33% of the municipal sold waste stream, making the largest component of that waste stream. Why continue to add to the growth when you can do something to help solve the problem?
Recycle! It’s really that easy. When it comes to paper shredding, we recycle 100% of the paper that is shred. Recycling paper not only conserves resources, but also prevents emissions of greenhouse gasses and pollutants, saves energy, stimulates growth of greener technologies, creates jobs, and reduces the need for additional landfills.
The paper industry has set a goal to recycle and recover 70% of the paper consumed by Americans each year by 2020. One ton of recycled paper save 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. That math adds up to saving an area that is approximately the same size as Washington D.C. Impressive at the least.
Do your part to help save the environment and shred. Use a service like ours and we will do the recycling for you. It’s as easy and simple as that.
Shredding is not only a safe and secure way to get rid of documents, but it also ensures your paper is recycled, which in turn is a great way to contribute to helping the environment. Most of the paper shredded and then recycled is also used to create additional paper products. This helps to prevent cutting down even more trees from thriving forests.
Even if you don’t use a shredding company to dispose of your confidential documents, you should consider using one in the future for environmental purposes. Not only is it a cost-effective solution to keeping your confidential documents safe, it’s much less harmful to the environment that styrofoam and other packaging products.
At Mobile Record Shredders, we recycle 100% of the paper we shred. We will not only ensure your documents are destroyed, but will also make sure they are recycled. Contact us for more information on our green practices and your shredding environmental impact.
It’s Not Just Paper - Destroy and Recycle Electronics too!
Electronics are often overlooked when you think about document destruction. But, they are in fact one of the easiest sources to get confidential information. Specifically hard drives.
Often time’s individuals and businesses alike forget about, or even ignore the ever-growing need to properly destroy electronic devices. Hard drives are one of the easiest places for identity thieves to steal your confidential information from, including credit card information, passwords, and more. By not properly disposing of these items, you are putting yourself at risk for a security breech, identity theft and more.
Cases of theft from documents falling into the wrong hands never seem to miss the headlines and will only continue to rise as more and more people fall victim. With the majority of individuals and victims increasingly turning to going the paperless route and storing data on computers, the theft of data from hard drives has become just as easy of a task as by getting information from paper documents. You hear stories regularly about businesses being broken into and customer and employee data being stolen for credit card and identity theft alike.
Many believe that deleting files or wiping hard drives prior to selling or disposing of electronics works to remove sensitive information, but that is not always the case. The only absolute way to prevent your personal or business information from being retrieved from electronic devices is to securely destroy hard drives.
At Mobile Record Shredders, we not only properly and securely dispose of your paper trail, but we also partner with Blue Star Recycling to dispose of electronics as well. Find out more about our partnership and services.
Help the environment by shredding and recycling.
Did you know, that approximately 40% of the waste in the United States is paper and cardboard? And in fact, a majority of this waste comes from waste in the workplace. Implementing a workplace plan to recycle and reduce unnecessary paper use can prevent a large portion of that waste.
Help become less wasteful in your workplace, use the following tips to help guide you in the right direction:
Print less paper, or don’t print at all if you don’t need a hard copy
If you do have to print, make sure to print double sided documents and use economy print settings on printers and copiers
Purchase products with the maximum post-consumer recycled content available
Go digital whenever possible
Purchase refillable ink cartridges
Order office supplies in bulk to reduce packaging
Buy paper produced by a company with a stated commitment to environmental stewardship
Purchase and specify post-consumer recycled content papers
Keep your mailing list updated to avoid duplicates in your company direct mail pieces
Unsubscribe from junk mail sent to the office
Use personal mugs instead of paper cups
Invest in rechargeable batteries
And last, but not least, also consider disposing of paper documents through a shredding service. At Mobile record shredders we recycle 100% of the paper we shred and are a great complimentary service to helping your business improve green practices. Contact us for more information about how we can help you reduce your office place waste.
Security for your company - tips to stay protected!
Detecting a security breach is extremely important. Reducing the impact for a security breach, or the loss of confidential information, can minimize the harm that can be done with a breach.
A security breach can be anything from lost data, to intellectual property and can be harmful to a company brand and decrease customer trust. Being prepared is key, in the unfortunate event than a security incident ever occur. Through process, technology, and the people in your company, you can be better prepared and focus on early detection.
The following guidelines can help you, and your company, ensure you are ready in the event that a breach may occur:
- Have a comprehensive security breach response plan in place at your company
- Use incident data that is collected, to improve security
- Provide ongoing security training for all of your employees
- Dispose of any unnecessary data in your workplace by shredding and recycling electronics not in use (Use Mobile Record Shredders to shred in Colorado)
- Review and continuously update your antivirus and database security software
- Make security a priority in the culture of your company
- Enforce security process and policies in your company
Make sure your company is protected. Let us help you be ready in the event that a security breach occur.
Reduce, reuse, recycle and SHRED.
When you use our service, you are more than likely only thinking about shedding, but did you know how much of an impact you are making on the environment when you shred, and particularly when you use our services? See the facts and figures below.
We pride ourselves in the fact that we:
• Shredding one bale saves 9 trees
• Reduces 1.5 cubic yards of landfill
• Eliminates 2000 kilowatt hours of electricity
• And reduce the use of 3500 gallons of water each year
In addition to our paper shredding services, we also partner with Blue Star Recyclers to increase our document destruction recycling efforts, and allow our customers to safely and securely destroy electronics.
For more information on our recycling efforts and partnership with Blue Star Recyclers, click here.