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  • Document Shredding: What’s The Difference Between On And Off Site Shredding? What’s Better?

    Posted on October 25th, 2007 NewSunSEO No comments

    Shredding is an important part of any company’s daily routine. It’s important to destroy all confidential files, but what is the best way? Sometimes simple office shredding doesn’t do the job so a more professional approach is required. In these cases, you should seek a company who specializes in confidential file destruction.

    Here are a few things you should be considering when it comes to shredding companies:

    What’s the difference between on and off site shredding?

    On-site shredding is considered the premium service that shredding companies offer. This method guarantees that you can physically see your confidential material being totally destroyed and not left to any prying eyes. Most companies will come by at predetermined routine times (such as once a week, every day, twice weekly….) and perform all document destruction on premises while you are free to watch. In most cases, the shredding company will provide you with a locked box that has a secure one-way slot to insert documents. This guarantees that they aren’t viewed by anyone in the mean time between dropping them in the box and having them destroyed.

    Off-Site shredding is considered the economical alternative to on-site shredding. In this method, they also will leave you with the previously described locked box but instead of the contents being destroyed at your location, they are taken to the shredding company’s facility and destroyed there.

    What method is better and why?

    It mostly depends on what is more important to you- however on-site shredding is typically considered the better method. When you send your confidential files to be destroyed at another location, there is always a chance that someone might be looking at your information. Of course a professional company will take destroying your files very seriously, but as a business owner, you should be absolutely confident that your information is confidential.

    What can be shredded?

    Different companies are equipped to destroy different types of material. While some strictly shred paper documents, others offer much more extensive shredding services- Such as the destruction of motherboards, CD’s, microfilm, electronic equipment, uniforms, and much more. Some shredding services can also handle all the recycling of destroyed materials, so once you shred it, you don’t have to worry about where it goes. They will make sure it’s recycled properly! Companies like these are the best for your business because they will be able to handle any job you need! Never again will you have to worry about your confidential material!

    MicroShred (, a mobile high security shredding and recycling service in Southern California and Southern Florida. We provide a secure, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to dispose of highly sensitive and confidential documents and other materials. Our mobile shredding units come to you and shred all sensitive material at your location, under your supervision.

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