recycling bin with a white recycling logo and a blue lock in a circle

recycling bin with a white recycling logo and a blue lock in a circle

Recycling Does Not Mean Secure Document Shredding

Giving your documents to a recycling company does not mean your private info is being handled and destroyed securely.

The only true way to destroy private document with confidential info is to shred them. FileShred does recycle all of the paper we shred. So, you are helping the environment when you destroy your paper records with our professional shredding service.

At FileShred, our first priority is to protect your info. So, we make sure to shred your documents first before anything else is done with the paper. Recyclers, on the other hand, only have a first priority to recycle. To be successful, they have to separate all of the documents by paper type. That’s so they can get the maximum value for the different types of paper they receive. By doing this, your documents are separated by paper type first before they are recycled. You never know how many people will have access to your info. Not to mention how long your documents will be sitting around before the recycler does something with them.

Container Choice

There is also a big difference with the containers that shredding professionals use compared with the containers used by recyclers. FileShred uses security containers that are locked to secure and hold your documents in until they are shredded. Recyclers use open garbage containers that are just a different color to identify the different types of items to be discarded in them. They are open and easily accessible by anyone passing by the containers. If your documents are placed into a recycling container, someone could walk by and remove them. The minute you place documents with private info on them in an unattended open container, it is a breach of security.

The new trend with recyclers is now single-stream recycling. This makes it more convenient for their customers by allowing them to put all recyclables in one container. That means your documents, glass, and plastic go into one container then they are separated later by the recycler. It also means your private info open for anyone to see when the recycler is separating the recyclables. This is not a secure way to dispose of your confidential info.

Stay Secure with Document Shredding

Recyclers do offer a very valuable service to protect the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. But recycling is not a secure method to dispose of private papers and files. Documents shredding is. It’s important to remember that, with us, your shredded paper is recycled—it’s just securely shredded first.

Get Started Today

FileShred provides on-site document shredding and recycling services in the Hartford, CT area to businesses and residents. To get more info about our mobile shredding service, request a quote or give us a call at (855) 54 – SHRED today. We will be happy to explain our services, answer your questions, give you a quote. and schedule your paper shredding service. We offer: