What is Purge Shredding?

purge shreddingWhat is Purge Shredding?

Purge shredding is usually a one-time event where an individual or a business has a large amount of documents they want shredded all at once.  This service is used to shred archived documents that are past their required retention time; by businesses who don’t necessarily want or need ongoing shredding services; and by individuals who have a significant amount of personal documents that they are cleaning out of old files and storage areas.

How Often Should I do it?

Although purges are usually done once a year, you can request a one-time shredding purge whenever you have a large amount of documents to be shredded.  Purges can include any type of shredding service, including mobile shredding services where we come to you or off site shredding services where we pick up the documents for you.

While a one time purge may be all you need, if you find yourself with many documents around the same year an ongoing purge service may be more cost-effective in the long run, and can protect the company better by limiting liability and the chance of a data breach. The scheduled ongoing purges are agreed upon by you and the shredder and you no longer have to stress about what to do with your confidential documents.

How do I locate a Shredder?

Do you have questions on how to prepare your documents for purge shredding or how often you should schedule a purge? We can help! Our staff of experts can help you with any of your purge shredding questions and locate a professional purge shredding company near you.  Fill out the form on the right, or give us a call at (800) 747-3365, for any pricing or prepping questions you may have.