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Guide to Professional Paper Shredding – Who Needs it and Why?

Why Use Professional Paper Shredding Services?

It’s a new business quarter, which means it’s a busy time. Managers must check reports and cleanup offices and computer systems. They must also remove anything unnecessary that might result in security leaks.

This article will lay out the most common types of businesses that will require professional paper shredding services at some point.

Who Needs Professional Paper Shredding?

If you own or manage any of the following, then you might find out that the paper shredding is too much to handle with just a small team.


  • Law offices
  • Legal clinics


  • Doctors’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Dentists’ offices


  • Schools
  • Educational Annexes


  • Technology firms
  • Web design firms


  • Accounting firms
  • Tax offices


  • Retail warehouses
  • Wholesale warehouses


  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Charity organizations


  • Churches
  • Religious organizations


  • Temp agencies
  • Employment agencies
  • Literary agencies
  • Real estate agencies


  • Book publishers
  • Newspapers


  • Travel planners
  • Tourism boards


  • City government branches
  • State government branches


How Will These Organizations Benefit?

There are many other benefits to using professional paper shredding services besides the ones we’ve discussed. Want to enlist shredding services but don’t know where to start? See our blog on what to shred for a great primer.

Here are 7 ways in which these organizations will benefit from professional paper shredding:

  1. Keep Your Business Edge – you risk losing your competitive edge when you shred papers yourself. This is because an employee can neglect the documents, which can lead to them falling into the wrong hands. You don’t want an outsider learning your business secrets.
  2. More Storage Space – storage space gets used up with too much paperwork. Not only will you have more storage space with less paperwork, but you also won’t need any bulky office shredding equipment.
  3. Peace Of Mind – you’ll feel confident in the secure destruction of your sensitive documents. There’s a camera on the mobile shredding truck so you can be sure that every document is destroyed. You’ll also receive an official certificate of destruction from us.
  4. Peace And Quiet – one obvious but overlooked benefit of professional paper shredding services is – no noise! And, no paper dust either.
  5. It Helps The Environment – shredded documents are taken to our warehouse and recycled.
  6. It’s Easier – you no longer need to prepare documents before they’re shredded, e.g. removing paper clips, rubber bands, staples or folders.
  7. It’s Cost Effective – following the logic of number 6, it’s actually cheaper to use professional paper shredding services than it is to waste your employees potential.

Are you looking for professional paper shredding services? Whether you need on site or want off site, we can get the job done right. Give us a call at 1-866-747-3360.

Off-Site Shredding Vs On-Site Shredding

Off-site shredding is considered less secure alternative when hiring a shredding company. Your documents and/or electronic media are transported to a shredding company’s facility, which is where the destruction takes place.

On-site shredding, on the other hand, is widely considered as the safest approach. Your documents/media are sealed securely in shredding containers and destroyed right there in front of you. On-site shredding can also be done on a regular schedule.

So which one is a better choice for businesses?

Which Is Better?

The truth is: it depends on the customer’s needs as well as the type of shredders the company uses. Not all shredders are created equal.

With a high quality on-site shredding company however, you won’t have to worry if your information was totally destroyed or not. With IntelliShred, you will see your documents shredded before your very eyes via a truck mounted video screen.  IntelliShred takes your security very seriously.

So How Do I choose?

For destroying documents that aren’t sensitive, many people choose to go with off-site shredding. For more sensitive documents, people usually feel more comfortable with on-site shredding.

With electronic media and electronic scrap however, it’s a bit different. Electronic media like CDs, DVDs and hard drives can be more difficult to completely destroy if the job isn’t done properly. With that being said however, hiring an on-site shredding company to shred and crush your electronic media is still the safest way to dispose of it.

Many companies have different shredding standards for on-site and off-site shredding.  Feel free to check out IntelliShred’s mobile on-site shredding office so you can ask any questions you might have. You can also ask us any questions here on our website.

Why Hire A Shredding Company?

A homeowner can simply buy his own shredder, which is a simple and easy way to help prevent identity theft.

For business owners however, it doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint to have one employee waste several hours a day to shred just a few boxes of documents.

If you’ve many stacks of papers, then shredding a small amount of papers at a single time, dealing with paper jams and errors, and removing staples and binder clips simply doesn’t make good business sense. In this case hiring an off-site shredding or on-site shredding service is a no brainer.

Does this situation describe you? Then maybe you’re ready to start using on site or off-site shredding services. Feel free to call us now at 1-866-747-3360 to schedule shredding now.