Discover The Fast Track to a Clean Desk & Better Document Security
January 14, 2021
A clean desk isn’t just a good way to make sure you can always find a paperclip when you need one. It’s also responsible for better office morale, excellent first impressions for clients or business partners, and an easier working day. You can find things more easily, you save the time you would have spent rooting around stacks of papers, and you can take genuine pride in where you work.
However, just cleaning one desk in the office isn’t enough to enact lasting change for anyone other than the employee who works there. To truly unlock the potential of a clean desk, you’ve got to think of the big picture.
Moving Beyond Your Desk
It’s the work of an afternoon to tidy up a single workspace. Restructuring an entire office around the goal of cleanliness and better document security takes a bit longer and requires some specialized services. When you decide to make the entire workplace orderly and minimize the amount of papers allowed to float around at any given time, you necessarily must decide what to do with documents of a confidential or sensitive nature. Some will, of course, need to be kept for future reference or use. For the ones that are no longer relevant or who have exceeded their required time to be kept, there’s one-time shredding.
What is One-Time Purge Shredding?
One-time purge shredding is a service that allows you to safely discard old papers or files in a single appointment. Simply put, you can shred as many papers as you have. A mobile shredding truck will be dispatched to your location along with a fully-trained shredding technician.
You direct them to the documents that need to be destroyed (you don’t even have to worry about getting rid of paper clips or rubber bands), and the technician will collect and immediately shred them on-location. In fact, shredding customers are welcome to watch the shredding process as it occurs to personally verify that the documents were destroyed.
We should clarify that one-time shredding isn’t at all the same as just throwing the documents away. Shredding rips the papers into tiny, confetti-like pieces, making them immensely difficult (if not outright impossible) to ever reconstruct. The shredding company will additionally take the particles for recycling immediately after shredding. This step ensures that the particles can’t be recovered from the public waste, and thoroughly eliminates any trace of information that was once contained on the pages.
It’s for this reason that governments and industries that deal with personal or protected information are required by law to shred their papers to a certain degree. Professional one-time shredding makes it easy to do so.
Alternatives to Purge Shredding
One-time purge shredding is designed to make it easy and effective to get rid of a huge amount of papers all at the same time, but let’s suppose you’re not interested in personally witnessing the destruction. You’ve done your research and you know that The Shred Truck has AAA Certification from the National Association for Information Destruction, so you’re content to just hand over the papers and be done. There are shredding options for you, too.
Off-site shredding speeds up the shredding process even further by removing on-site shredding from the equation. Instead, all you have to do is hand over the documents you’d like to shred. The technician will accept them, record their transfer into the care of the shredding company, and provide you with a Certificate of Destruction. From there, they will transport the items back to the shredding facility, where the actual shredding will commence. You can get back to your day more quickly with the confidence that your documents have been successfully destroyed.
Secure Document Destruction from The Shred Truck
No matter whether you’re interested in off-site paper shredding or in a one-time purge shredding visit for your office, The Shred Truck is ready to make it easy. Need your papers gone immediately? We offer 24-hour emergency purge shredding services, so you don’t have to wait to make your documents safe. With an average service rating of five stars, we’re confident that you’ll love The Shred Truck.
For more information on our one-time purge and off-site paper shredding services, give us a call at (314) 729-9200.