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On-Site vs. In-House Shredding in Ft. Myers: What’s the Difference?

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Ft. Myers businesses of all sizes know how quickly paperwork can pile up. To keep the business safe and running smoothly, document shredding is a critical part of company operations. 

There are several ways to go about document shredding, but two of the most common ways are onsite and in-house. Read on to learn about the differences between these two types of shredding.

In-House Shredding

In-house shredding can take many forms, but most commonly businesses invest in personal document shredders and task employees with the responsibility of shredding. 

Depending on the nature of the business, some companies may have personal shredders at every employee desk, while others have a single shredder in a dedicated area. 

Risks and Disadvantages of In-House Shredding

While in-house shredding can seem convenient, there are several disadvantages to this method. First, the cost of in-house shredding can really add up between the initial cost of shredders, disposal costs, and ongoing maintenance. 

Second, in-house shredding takes employee resources. Even high-end shredders generally aren’t equipped to handle large volumes, which means employees can find themselves spending a lot of time shredding. 

Finally, there is a compliance risk associated with in-house shredding. There are rules and regulations governing the shredding of certain types of documents and how shredding must be disposed of.

On-Site Shredding

On-site is the most convenient and secure method of paper shredding. On your scheduled day, a truck driver will arrive at your business and collect your containers of documents to be shredded. They transport them to a shredding truck, where a hydraulic lift raises the material and empties it into the shredder. 

All you have to do is collect your documents to be shredded and place them in a pickup area — the rest is done for you. After all of your documents are shredded you receive a certificate of destruction, and your documents are then taken to be properly recycled. 

On-site shredding can be scheduled in regular intervals, such as once a month or once a week, or it can be scheduled as a single service for a business move or other one-time event. Onsite shredding is not only convenient but it saves your business time, money, and stress. 

Trust ShredQuick for On-Site Shredding

ShredQuick proudly serves both residents and businesses in the Ft. Myers area. We provide secure shredding services that are convenient and fast and fit within your budget. Get in touch with us today to schedule your on-site shredding appointment.

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