How To Choose A Shredding Company That Fits Your Needs

Tue, Jan 26, 2021
By: Steve Clopton
How To Choose A Shredding Company That Fits Your Needs

When you are looking for a shredding company, you need to check several factors, including the locality and the certification. Making a list titled how to choose shredding company and googling shredding company near me helps you locate local companies and compare services and certifications.

1.  Is the Shredding Company Local?

You want a shredding service provider who is local to you. They have a vested interest in the community, including the businesses in the community, and the cost is lower since the travel time is minimal. And, with a local shredding company, you can choose to drop documents off at their office if you don’t shred enough to warrant a pickup schedule.

Gilmore Services is local, and it’s a family-owned shredding company that services Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama.

2.  Is the Company NAID Certified?

Gilmore Services is NAID Certified. The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is an international organization and a division of the International Secure Information Governance and Management Association (I-SIGMA).

NAID ensures that shredding companies adhere to ethical standards for dealing with confidential documents.

The organization also certifies that companies have the knowledge and expertise to handle sensitive information, whether it is on paper or electronic media. NAID also ensures that companies follow laws regarding confidential information.

3.  One-Time Purge or Scheduled Shredding?

Do you need a one-time purge or a scheduled shredding service? We can help you determine that if you own a company. Most individuals just need to purge their files once or twice a year.

When you have a lot of documents and media with confidential information, you might need to set up a bulk shredding service schedule. We can come out once per month, more often, or even once every two or three months, depending on the number of documents you need shredded.

While you are waiting for our scheduled time, you simply put documents you need shredded into a locked shred bin. We’ll pick up the shred bins and take them out to our truck in your parking lot, shred the documents and return the bins to be filled again.

4.  Does Gilmore Services Recycle Paper Waste?

Yes. Once we shred the documents, we bale them into 1,500 to 1,800-pound bales and ship them to a recycling plant. About 95 percent of the shredded documents get turned into tissue products, such as paper towels.

The process we use to shred documents and ship them to a recycling plant is safe and secure. We never see the documents prior to shredding since we dump the full bins right into the shredder. Your documents are then mixed with documents from other companies and baled before being shipped to the recycling plant.

5.  Does Gilmore Services Have a Great Reputation?

We have a 4.9 Star Rating on Google. Reviewers said:

  • Quick and easy, reasonable price

  • Gilmore helped one company with a move by storing documents, then bringing them back, which was no easy task.

  • Friendly, courteous, helpful.

  • Excellent service, professional.

Contact Gilmore Services

Whether you need to do a one-time purge or you would like to set up a shredding schedule, contact Gilmore Services for more information.