There is a very good reason Sergeant Shredder only hires former firefighters, military and law enforcement officers who pass a comprehensive 7 year background check. We take the security of your confidential documents very seriously. When you consider that 87% of identity theft is perpetrated through non-electronic means - such as dumpster diving - you realize that you are opening your company up to a security breach if you allow your document disposal to be done off-site. This is why Sergeant Shredder always shreds at your location and never leaves anything to chance.
Corporate espionage costs US businesses approximately $4 billion in losses annually. The annual cost of identity fraud in the US is reportedly $52.6 billion and climbing. 87% of identity theft is perpetrated through non-electronic means - such as dumpster diving - by criminals accessing private records that have been thoughtlessly disposed of. Your trash is the single most available source of competitive and private information. When data ends up in a dumpster, it is readily—and legally—available to anyone who mines it. Each instance of corporate fraud costs the victimized business an average of $800,000.
Negligent mishandling of 'waste' documents has forced the enactment of laws designed to protect the privacy of businesses and individuals, such as: FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act), the Privacy Act of 1974, the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Wisconsin Shredding Law (February 2000), California Assembly Bill 2246 (October 2001), Georgia Identity Theft Law (July 2002). California vs. Greenwood (1988).
Whether safeguarding company trade information or a client worried about consumer privacy and identity theft, the need to protect the confidential information entrusted to your business is now the law.
Businesses are concerned with recycling as well as information security. The benefits of recycling shredded waste are numerous. According to the EPA, to make one ton of paper using recycled fiber saves the following: 17 trees, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 360 gallons of water, 100 gallons of gasoline, 60 pounds of air pollutants and 10,401 kilowatts of electricity.
On-site shredding offers clients the peace-of-mind of knowing sensitive information has been totally destroyed in their presence before the recycling process begins. Sergeant Shredder uses industry-leading technology for a better environment. Our fuel-friendly trucks are state of the art, with shredding capabilities of 8,000 pounds per hour and payloads of up to 11,000 pounds. The shredded material is compacted and mixed with other data, making it virtually unidentifiable.
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"They [Sergeant Shredder] are quick, careful and pleasant to work with. We have total trust in them and give them our very personal information to destroy in an environmentally responsible and safe way."
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