Usually small businesses that operate an office shredder spend about 15 to 20 minutes of staff time each day shredding confidential information and documents. Once you consider the employee wage and benefits, interfaced with the cost of operating the shredder, the overall cost usually will exceed the cost of using a Professional Shredding Company.
The manner in which most office shredders destroy information is referred to as the cross-cut or ribbon-cut method. Therefore, when these strips of paper are discarded or recycled, anyone can “dumpster dive” and reassemble these strips of paper. Your firm is giving easy access to not only your own corporate information, but that of your customers. There are several software programs that will now assist individuals to scan and reassemble this information.