The Benefits of One-Time Shredding

Not every business disposes of paperwork daily. Many organizations hold on to documents for months or even years. Getting rid of piles of paper records can be a hassle. In this blog, we explain the benefits of a one-time shredding service.

Privacy Protection

When you shred your documents with an office shredder, ultimately the shredded material is tossed in a dumpster. To an identity thief, a dumpster is gold mine of sensitive information. Anyone can steal a bag of shredded material from your dumpster and piece documents back together to retrieve confidential information.

A one-time shredding service keeps your sensitive information out of the trash. Your shredding provider comes to your facility, collects your documents, and shreds them on-site with a mobile shredding truck. You can watch the entire process from the convenience of your office. A one-time shredding service offers unrivaled privacy protection for your customers, employees, and entire business.


The following laws contain provisions requiring businesses and organizations to comply with information destruction standards:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

When your company disposes of personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI), it must be able to prove due diligence. Fines and penalties can be levied for non-compliance. With a one-time shredding service, once your shredding provider completes your purge project, they issue a Certificate of Destruction that proves your compliance with federal privacy regulations.

Clutter Reduction

An organized workplace enhances productivity. A one-time shredding service helps you get rid of old and unwanted documents for a cleaner, healthier, more efficient workplace.

Cost Savings

Buying an office shredder and having your employees shred documents is cost prohibitive. A one-time shredding service eliminates expensive in-house shredding tasks and keeps your staff focused on their daily responsibilities.

Environmental Sustainability

A one-time shredding service offers more than a cost-effective and compliant privacy solution, it also helps the planet. After your shredding provider purges your documents, they recycle the shredded waste, so it can be used to produce a variety of paper products.

As you can see, a one-time shredding service offers a host of benefits for organizations that need to purge documents.

Underground Vaults & Storage (UV&S) offers secure document destruction services in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. To learn more about our NAID AAA Certified mobile on-site shredding services, please contact us by phone at 270-793-0880 or complete the form on this page.

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