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Why shred?

There are two reasons: it's cost-effective, and it protects you legally.

1. Save!

If you or your employees are currently spending more than five hours a month shredding or ?disposing of confidential documents, we can save you money. Here's an example:


Certified confidentiality

No employee wages to pay

No wasted hours shredding

Worry-free paper disposal

No expensive equipment

No dirt, dust, or clean up

Security, convenience, privacy

Environmental friendliness

Sharon runs Company A. Like most firms, Company A generates confidential documents that must be destroyed once they've outlived their usefulness. Since Company A opened its doors, Sharon and her staff have been spending 20 hours a month shredding these documents. With 20 boxes at about 40 pounds per box, and an average pay rate of $8 per hour, the company was spending $160 a month shredding.

Looking for a more cost-effective solution, Sharon came to Information Destruction Services. Not only does IDS pick up and destroy the information, but they also recycle it - for only $100 a month. Sharon saves $60 a month, and can use her employees for other, more important tasks. In addition, there is no messy shredding or clean-up, and with the notarized certificate of destruction that Sharon gets from IDS, Sharon can be completely secure knowing her confidential documents have been safely destroyed.

This is just one hypothetical solution. We currently have more than 100 clients who depend on us for regular, secure, and cost-saving destruction of their confidential documents.

To get more information about how we can save you money, call us at 740.593.5316.

2. Protect yourself

Ensuring that your documents are shredded protects you legally. The Supreme Court has ruled that information in your trash is fair game to anyone. Privacy laws make you vulnerable to lawsuits when personnel records are disclosed to outsiders, even if by accident.

Without the proper safeguards, information ends up in the dumpster where it is easily available to anybody. Trash is considered by business espionage professionals as the single most available source of competitive and private information from the average business. Any establishment that discards private and proprietary data without the benefit of destruction exposes itself to the risk of criminal and civil prosecution, as well as a potentially costly loss of business.

Customers lists, price lists, sales statistics, drafts of bids and correspondence, and even memos, contain information about business activity which would interest any competitor. Every business is also entrusted with information that must be kept private. Employees and customers have the legal right to have this data protected.

From a risk management perspective, the only acceptable method of discarding stored records is to destroy them in a way that ensures complete information obliteration. At IDS, you get an exact date of destruction as well as a certificate verifying that the information has been destroyed by a licensed and bonded company.