Tips to Get the Most Value from Your On-Site Shredding Service

Aug 4, 2021

Your organization can keep up with the latest security and privacy standards for all the confidential papers you handle with convenient on-site shredding. Secure Enterprise Asset Management can come to you, eliminating so much of the hassle. However, there are some things to keep in mind to get the most out of your on-site shredding.

Make Sure to Gather All Documents to Be Shredded

On-site shredding is one of the top choices for organizations that have to shred bulk quantities of confidential documents from time to time. To make the most of every visit, make sure that you’ve gathered all the documents that need to be shredded.

Leaving documents unaccounted for opens up privacy and security concerns, and those documents will continue to take up space. Eventually, you’re going to have to call in on-site shredding sooner the next time you require our services.

Prepare Your Documents for Shredding

With advanced commercial shredding equipment, you don’t have to worry about things like staples and paperclips that would jam up any residential shredding machine. However, some things could damage the equipment.

Larger items like butterfly clips can cause serious problems, so make sure to remove them. The same is true for documents kept in binders, although most simple folders will go through just fine.

Use Effective Internal Coordination

Communication is key to the success of any endeavor, and that’s true for on-site shredding as well. Ensure that every department knows about the upcoming appointment and that all personnel will have their papers ready.

If departments aren’t cooperating, the organization will have to pay more when on-site shredding is required multiple times. This type of service becomes more affordable as the number of documents per visit goes up.

Take Advantage of Other Shredding Services

Paper documents aren’t the only thing that an asset management company can take care of. You can take this opportunity to get rid of your old computer hardware with hard drive shredding that meets NIST standards.

You can also use this opportunity to responsibly get rid of hazardous materials like lightbulbs, batteries, and more. By planning ahead, your on-site shredding material service can expand to offer far more than that.

Recover Value with Resale and Remarketing

An asset management company will also help you recover value from various electronic assets that would otherwise go wasted. With effective and reliable hard drive wiping, you can resell computers and other sensitive equipment.

This lets your organization recover the remaining capital of this equipment, rather than simply paying for disposal. You could find significant value where you don’t expect it.

Secure Enterprise Asset Management in South Dakota

You can rely on SEAM for any of your on-site shredding needs, along with remarketing, hazardous materials recycling, and hard drive wiping and shredding. Plan your next on-site shredding with us to synergize by combining several of our services. Contact our team today to hear more about what we can do for your organization.

SEAM provides IT recycling and data destruction services including onsite shredding and hard drive wiping to South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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