How to Shred Office Documents During Covid-19?

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses around the world to shut down their in-office operations and turn towards the practice of working from home. Although this new change was embraced with open arms as people worried about their health and the health of those around them, it would be appropriate to say that these sudden changes brought with them a series of challenges.

One of these challenges was the consolidation of work and the continuity of smooth business operation from remote locations. As every employee was made responsible for his or her own set of tasks, the companies found it difficult to manage the operations that were previously run as teams.

Document shredding and data shredding became one such challenge, especially because now there was a growing concern that the devices and classified data could be hacked through the home and public used Wi-Fi connections. And as the work-related clutter increased inside employees’ personal spaces, they were left with no other option but to discard it without shredding as shredding during the pandemic would be limited and costly.

But even if the offices are not having their documents shredded collectively, by following these simple guidelines, you can still shred office documents during Covid-19 fairly easily.

On-Site Shredding

Several shredding services, including New Jersey Shredding, offer on-site shredding services for their customers. All you have to do is call the company and ask them for a quotation. Over the call, the company representative will ask you for the accumulated weight of the documents that need to be shredded. You will be given a free quotation, and if you agree to the pricing chart, then an appointment can be arranged. The company will send its qualified employees along with high-performance, professional shredders to shred the bulk of your documents.

Right in front of you, all your office documents will be shredded to guarantee privacy and security. Then, upon your agreement, the men will collect the shredded paper waste and take it with them for recycling. Before leaving, they will issue you a Certificate of Destruction as proof that all your documents were safely shredded to minimize the risk of a data breach, and the company observed the HIPPA guidelines for conducting their operations.

It is to be noted that while the servicemen will be at your place, they will strictly abide by the SOPs laid down by the state government, and therefore, it is requested that you too should follow the SOPs and take the necessary precautions before inviting them into your house/home office.

Mobile Shredding

Mobile shredding services are available in several states around the USA. Either in partnership with the municipal waste management authority or as a private initiative, companies go around the towns and cities in their mobile trucks to collect documents for shredding. Usually, these mobile shredding services operate once a week in each locality and on their website, updated schedules that display the day and time for mobile shredding have been posted.

The website also mentions the maximum amount of paper that can be shredded and the charges for it. You can either weigh the waste papers beforehand and pack them in a bag so that you know exactly how much you will have to pay when the mobile shredding truck arrives, or you can let the company weigh the bulk for you and then pay accordingly.

At the back of these mobile shredding trucks, there are professional shredders that are used to shred the paper waste on site. After all your office documents have been shredded, you will have the choice to recycle the shredded paper waste yourself or let the company have it.

Drop-off Shredding

Walk-in and drop-off shredding services are also available. You just have to take the bulk of your office documents that need to be shredded and drop them off at the designated points. Based on the weight of your package, you will be required to pay a certain amount for the services.

The greatest benefit of drop-off shredding is that you can maintain social distancing, avoid a mess at your home, and take the documents for shredding at your pace and time. But just to be safe, you must check the opening and closing times of these walk-in and drop-off shredding services beforehand; otherwise, it will be a trip gone to waste.

New Jersey Shredding

At New Jersey Shredding, we understand how times have changed and how hard it must be for you and your colleagues to not be able to use the shredding service offered by your office. To help you minimize the clutter at your homes and ensure that the sensitive and classified information about your work is kept away from people with sinister agendas, New Jersey Shredding service offers on-site as well as off-site shredding to its valued customers.

Our shredding operations are fast, safe, environmentally friendly and HIPPA compliant. We offer document shredding, hard drive destruction and even cellphone shredding services so that you can sleep worry-free. Give us a call today at (201) 371-5900 and get a free quote. Our company representative will brief you about our latest Covid-19 policies.

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