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Top Benefits of Purge Shredding

If you don’t regularly handle sensitive information but have documents that need to be securely discarded from time to time, purge shredding is the way to go. In this blog, we discuss the top benefits of purge shredding.

Reduced Clutter

It’s easy to push your unwanted files aside and hope they disappear, but it doesn’t work that way. Clutter always gains an upper hand. Purge shredding is a fast way to tackle paper clutter and make more space. Your shredding provider delivers locked collection containers to your office for free. You fill the containers and a screened service technician destroys the contents on-site at your facility or off-site for at a shredding plant.

Enhanced Productivity

You can try to purge your documents with an office shredder, but it takes time, and you have hundreds of other things to do. A one-time purge service cuts shredding tasks from your “to-do” list. A mobile shred truck pulls right up to your door, a shredding technician collects your boxes and destroys them. You can schedule purge shredding to support office moves, file room clean-up projects, and quarterly or annual destruction of expired records.

Privacy Protection

Improper disposal of expired paper records leads to identity theft. A purge shredding service reduces your company’s exposure to internal and external privacy risks. Your purge shredding provider shreds your documents on-site at your facility or off-site at a shredding plant.


Keeping documents longer than necessary increases your liability exposure. When documents reach their final disposition date, shred them. According to HIPAA, FACTA, SOX, GLB and GA Senate Bill 425, businesses handling personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI), must have a secure and verifiable document destruction processes. Non-compliance with these regulations may result in fines, civil liability, and class-action lawsuits. Purge shredding provides concrete proof of destruction of PII and PHI. Your purge shredding provider issues a Certificate of Destruction noting the time, date, and method of destruction.

A Healthier Planet

Purge shredding benefits your business and the planet. After your document destruction provider purges your documents, the shredded material is baled and transported to a paper recycling plant. There, your shredded paper is pulped and used to produce a wide range of paper products.

Records Management Center provides businesses throughout Augusta, Evans, Thomson, Martinez, GA, Aiken, SC, and the Central Savannah River Area with professional shredding and destruction solutions.