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What Should I Look For When Choosing A Document Shredding Service?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

usuing a reputable document shredding service

The well-being and reputation of a company often depends on how it protects its business documents and customers’ privacy. Your business’ and your customers’ paperwork is confidential and private. You don’t want it to get in the wrong hands. One way to protect both parties is by hiring professional document shredding services. But how do you select the right shredding service for your business? As you weigh your options, consider the following factors.

On-site shredding

When businesses have to transport their paper to a shredding service facility, the total cost of shredding and disposal can be quite high. On-site service is much more affordable and also safer. There is no worry about the documents getting into the wrong hands when they never leave the office.

Tailored bin size

You should only have to pay for the shredding that you need. Look for a document destruction company that has multiple bin sizes. This feature allows you to pay for a specific volume of paper, as opposed to paying a flat or fixed rate.


A document service should have comprehensive, ongoing background checks for their staff and should issue Certificates of Destruction after all jobs. These processes ensure that companies have legal protection for their sensitive information (i.e. insurance documents, medical records). When an organization has a certificate and a loss or leak occurs, they are covered against any claims for damages that employees or clients may file.

Type of equipment

Some shredding services simply own a shredder but attempt to pass themselves off as professionals in the industry. You want to work with trustworthy, experienced services who understand the importance of protecting their clients’ information and data. Do your research about the equipment and machinery that different services use. You can also request customer testimonials and/or references so that you can talk to other clients directly about their experiences.


Many companies are concerned about the environmental awareness of document shredding services. Inquire about whether or not a company recycles the paper that they shred.

Extra features

There are a number of extra features that shredding services may offer to provide assurance or proof of complete shredding. For example, some destruction companies have cameras in their trucks so that clients can watch the shredding process first hand. Other services offer hard drive and disc destruction to ensure total annihilation of sensitive data.

Document destruction in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle

If you would like to learn more about shredding, contact UCI Document Destruction in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas. UCI has been a leading copier company in the greater Texas Panhandle region for more than 20 years. We take great care in making sure your personal and business documents are property destroyed so no one can access them. Our shredding team goes through background checks and drug screening before ever touching your documents and hard drives. You can reach us at (806) 372-7722 in Amarillo or (806) 722-0544 in Lubbock, or Send Us an Email to learn more about our Services.