Shredding Services

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Office Source Shredding provides St. Louis area businesses with secure, environmentally responsible, and legally compliant destruction of paper and electronic media onsite via our mobile shredding trucks or offsite at our secure facility.

Information is one of the most important assets your organization has. Business records and data contain confidential information that must be protected as carefully as cash. Modern criminals and identity thieves are extremely knowledgeable about how to steal records and information from your company and use them for financial gain at the expense of you and your customers.

Consider the value of your company’s payroll records, confidential memos, client records, financial records, and other sensitive data. Secure shredding is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your business information and records containing sensitive information.

The ongoing rise in identity theft has been due in large part to the mishandling of business data and records. As a result, legislation to protect consumer privacy has fueled the necessity for reliable record destruction solutions.

Our top priority is to help you run your business as efficiently as possible. That’s why we offer several convenient shredder options, from mobile shredding services to offsite information destruction. Our services are designed to meet a wide range of customer document shredding needs. No matter the size of your business, or how extensive your document shredding needs, we are here to help you with a shredding service plan that’s right for your business.

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OS Shredding Services include:

Routine Mobile Shredding Services

If you need regularly scheduled onsite shredding services, our mobile document shredding truck will arrive at your location to empty your Office Source shred bins and shred your material at your location. Whether you need our shredder on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly basis, we will work with you to set up a schedule that best meets your needs. Routine mobile shredding service is our most popular option.

Onsite Document Purging

Document Purging is the ideal choice for annual or one-time shredding. Many of our customers schedule a document purge at the end of the year or business cycle. This is also popular for residential shredding needs. Since this type of document shredding service is only done once a year, it typically involves an extremely large accumulation of material. Office Source Shredding’s high performance mobile document shredders can handle large quantities of boxes and skids. Currently, Office Source does not offer drop-off shredding services, however we are equipped to pick up at your location and securely transport your confidential documents to our secure facility.

Hard Drive Shredding

Most businesses keep confidential data within a computer database, and when computer hard drives become dysfunctional or obsolete, shredding ensures that valuable information is not compromised. Office Source Shredding offers hard drive shredding on- or off-site at our secure shredding facility and guarantees the expertise, security protocols, and compliance measures your business needs to ensure that sensitive electronic data is effectively and securely destroyed, mitigating the risk of data breaches or unauthorized access. Office Source Shredding also offers electronic recycling, or e-recycling, product destruction, and hard drive destruction that adheres to environmental and data security standards as well as data privacy regulations.

Offsite Document Shredding

Another alternative to mobile document shredding is our offsite shredding service, in which the material is shredded at our facility. This offers the added convenience of our team arriving at your facility to pick up the material for shredding.

Despite the widespread adoption of digital technologies and the increasing emphasis on paperless operations, some industries and companies continue to rely on paper-based information systems.

Some organizations, especially those in highly regulated sectors like finance or healthcare, may harbor concerns about the vulnerability of digital data to cyber threats and data breaches. Paper documents are perceived by some as more tangible and less susceptible to hacking or unauthorized access. Companies with legacy systems that are deeply ingrained in their processes may find it easier to maintain their paper-based workflows.

The transition to digital platforms often requires significant investments in technology infrastructure, training, and change management. However, sensitive information in the wrong hands can have disastrous consequences for your business. Not only do you need secure shredding services, but you also need a source you can trust to handle your sensitive data. Office Source Shredding is the source St. Louis area businesses trust. That’s because our shredding services are:

Secure

Document shredding plays a crucial role in lowering the risk of data breaches by ensuring the secure disposal of sensitive information. When organizations shred confidential information, they reduce the chances of unauthorized access to sensitive data, mitigating the risk of identity theft, corporate espionage, or other malicious activities. This practice is particularly vital in industries where privacy regulations and compliance standards mandate secure handling and destruction of sensitive records. With regular document destruction, organizations minimize the risk of sensitive documents falling into the wrong hands, whether it's through theft, hacking, or accidental disclosure.

Shredding sensitive documents, such as old tax returns, bank statements, and credit card bills, helps protect individuals from identity theft. Identity thieves commonly sift through discarded documents to gather sensitive details, such as names, addresses, social security numbers, and financial information. By regularly shredding documents containing such sensitive data, individuals and businesses make it significantly more difficult for unauthorized individuals to piece together the puzzle of personal information.

Whether it's bank statements, credit card statements, medical records, or any document containing personal identifiers, shredding ensures that sensitive information is irreversibly destroyed, reducing the risk of identity theft, and providing individuals with greater peace of mind regarding the security of their personal data.

Compliant

Many industries and regulatory bodies require organizations to adhere to specific data protection and privacy regulations,. including those outlined in laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Through regular document shredding practices, businesses not only safeguard themselves against potential legal consequences but also uphold their responsibility to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the data entrusted to them.

Office Source Shredding adheres to strict security protocols and complies with relevant data protection regulations. Once data destruction is complete, Office Source will provide you with a certification of destruction, offering an additional layer of accountability.

Environmentally Responsible

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), paper and paperboard products constitute one of the largest portions of the municipal solid waste stream. Once your confidential documents have been shredded, Office Source recycles the shredded materials to reduce the demand for new paper production and conserves natural resources. For every ton of shredded documents we recycle, 17 trees are saved. Office Source is dedicated to protecting your business and the environment.

Cost-Effective

Paper shredding services can be cost-effective when compared to the time and resources required for in-house shredding. You don’t need to worry about taking the time to remove binders and paper clips from documents. Outsourcing allows businesses to pay for secure shredding services on a per-use or contractual basis, often resulting in cost savings. Get a quote now.

Efficient

Shredding large volumes of documents in-house can be time-consuming and divert employees from their core responsibilities. Outsourcing to a shredding company allows businesses to focus on their primary operations while leaving document destruction to professionals who can complete the task efficiently. When employees don't have to spend time manually shredding documents, they can focus on more valuable tasks, improving overall productivity. Shredding unneeded or outdated documents also frees up valuable office space. Instead of storing boxes of old files, businesses can utilize their office space more efficiently.

Smart

In the event of a legal dispute, having a documented and consistent document shredding policy can provide protection and evidence of responsible data management practices. Demonstrating a commitment to data security and responsible document handling can also enhance your company's reputation and build trust with customers and clients. Before you hire a shredding company, be sure they can provide you with a certificate of destruction.

The OfficeSource Shredding Process

Step 1: Collect It

Office Source Shredding will provide you with collection containers, which remain at your facility. Options include the Dura Flex Console and the E-Series Secure Collection Carts.

Your employees will be able to easily deposit confidential material in these containers at any time. The containers remain locked and secure until the scheduled shredding day, making this the optimal way to handle confidential document shredding.

Step 2: Shred It

On the day your company schedules, Office Source Shredding personnel will arrive at your facility to collect the secure document containers and take them to our mobile shredding truck, for onsite secure document information destruction at your location. The containers are loaded into a security tunnel, out of the elements and our staff’s eyes or hands.

Once it enters the shredding process you may view the destruction process through a security monitor. Our staff will never handle your confidential information. All material is shredded quickly and efficiently, and you are provided with a Certificate of Destruction.

Step 3: Recycle It

Once your documents have been shredded, we will recycle the shredded paper. Recycling is done daily to ensure the full destruction of documents, and to promote environmental responsibility.

Office Source specializes in secure document destruction. We are equipped with the expertise to handle large volumes of paper documents and electronic media securely and efficiently to meet industry standards and compliance requirements.

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