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When to Switch from One-Time Shredding to Recurring

April 14, 2022

Take Flight

Red paper airplane changing direction from three white paper airplanes on a light blue backgroundWhen flying an aircraft that has more than one engine, pilots use V-speeds to help them determine when to make specific crucial decisions. For instance, when an aircraft reaches V1 speed, the takeoff will continue even if one of the engines fails (or another problem occurs). After V1, the pilot cannot abort takeoff and must deal with any issue after the plane has lifted off the ground. Every aircraft in a specific scenario has its own V1 speed.

When it comes to shredding, there is a point at which a company should decide to smoothly depart the one-time shredding tier and move on to the recurring shredding tier. Since there isn’t a specific operators manual written for the unique needs of your business, here are some criteria to help you tell when it’s time to “take off” with scheduled shredding.

Becoming a Frequent Flyer

You may have noticed that your one-time shredding purges continue to increase to the point that they have become a regular event. Increased frequency is a perfect indication that it’s time to let a local, reputable shredding company set up scheduled shredding service for your business.

Scheduling the regular collection of your sensitive documents for shredding ultimately saves you a great deal of time and will minimize your expenses.

Reaching Cruising Altitude

You may notice that your shred containers are constantly full and filling faster these days. This also indicates it is a good time to consider transitioning to recurring shredding. A shredding company can help you determine the shredding service frequency, container quantity, and container sizes and types that work best for you.

By having the contents of your shred collection containers collected and shredded at just the right frequency, you will avoid security risks caused by overfilled containers: namely, the ability for individuals to access documents that are sticking out of the slot.

Avoiding Unsafe Flying

There are many reasons that making the move from one-time shredding to recurring increases your organization’s information security:

  • All documents are discarded in locked, secure shredding containers and emptied before they become overfilled.
  • Documents spend as little time as possible between being discarded and being shredded.
  • Chain of custody is important to your company’s record keeping. A reputable shredding company can give you a Certificate of Destruction each time your documents are shredded.

Choosing a reputable, local, secure shredding company will help you make a smooth transition from one-time shredding to recurring shredding.

GreenServ can set up a recurring, scheduled shredding service tailored to your company’s needs. If you are in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee or Arkansas, all you need to do is give us a call at 662-533-0940 or complete the form on this page and we’ll help you make a smooth transition.

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Need shredding? GreenServ also provides shredding services throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Arkansas.

If you’re interested, give us a call at (662) 533-0940 or complete the form on the contact page.