What is Purge Shredding- and when should I do it?

What is Purge Shredding?

When a business or individual needs to have a big amount of documents shredded for a one-time event, it is called purge shredding. These are documents that no longer need to be kept and are past the time required for record keeping. It is for businesses that don't normally need ongoing shredding services; and individuals who have compiled a vast amount of personal documents that they are cleaning out of storage areas or old files.

How Often Should I do it?

Most purges are done once a year, however you can request a one-time purge whenever it is necessary and have accumulated a lot of documents. Purges can include any type of shredding service, where we come to you on site and shred the documents right there or off site where we can pick up the documents for you and bring back to our facility for shredding.

Sometimes a one time purge may be all you need, but if you find yourself with many documents around the same time each year a routine purge service may be more cost-effective in the long run, and can protect the company better by limiting liability and the chance of a data breach. The scheduled ongoing purges are agreed upon by you and the shredder and you no longer have to worry about what to do with your confidential documents.

How do I locate a Shredder?

Do you have questions on how to prepare your documents for purge shredding or how often you should schedule a purge? We can help! Our staff of experts can help you with any of your purge shredding questions. Give us a call at (719) 544-5460, for any pricing or prepping questions you may have or check out our website.

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