The Three Advantages of Residential Shredding

Many homeowners have boxes or piles of paper taking up space in their home or garage, whether it be old tax documents, bank statements, or documents with personal or sensitive information. Instead of throwing them away or doing the shredding yourself with a personal shredder, which can be a giant headache. The best solution is to make an appointment with your local professional shredding company for a residential shredding service.

So what are the advantages? This blog post will discuss what a shredding service is, the benefits of residential shredding, and the process so you know why you need a residential shredding service.

What is a Residential Shredding Service?

A shredding service is done by a professional shredding company. It is used by large companies, small businesses, hospitals, and even homeowners. A residential service is when the shredding company comes to a home-owners house to provide on-site shredding, which means that the shredding is done right then, and there is a mobile shredding truck.

Advantages of Residential Shredding

One of the most significant advantages of paper shredding is that it is secure and safe, unlike throwing out personal documents and being hauled away by a trash truck. Using this type of service means that you are working with a company that’s job is protecting your sensitive information—having safety protocols in place to ensure that your documents are shredded securely. This is a good thing, whether you are trying to protect sensitive information or simply wish to maintain privacy.

The second advantage of residential shredding is that it can help protect the environment. When shredding the paper yourself, by-products are often left in the garbage instead of being recycled. When you use a shredding company, they make sure to take all the shredded bits of paper to a recycling facility to be made into other paper products.

The last advantage is saving time and money. For example, if you have a large amount of paper to shred, it can take you days if you are using a personal shredder. However, when you use a shredding company, they can shred that pile of paper in minutes. Not only that, but the cost of buying the shredder itself and the cost of maintenance and repairs can add up.

Residential Shredding Process

Here are the steps of the shredding process, so you have a good understanding of what’s to come with your residential shredding service.

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The Medford Council on Aging/MSCI and the Medford Office of Planning, Development & Sustainability will host a paper shredding event on Friday, June 25, 2021.  This event is free for Medford residents only.  Documents will be destroyed on the spot in a mobile shredding truck.  Clean out those file cabinets, and storage boxes filled with years of old paper documents that you no longer need, bring them down to the Medford High School parking lot and we will shred them for free. Three boxes/paper bags per car allowed.

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Medford High School parking lot,
489 Winthrop St,
Medford, MA 02155

Time: Saturday, June 25th, 2021 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Why Document Shredding is Necessary for Any Business

Have you ever wondered what document shredding is? Or if it’s something your company needs? Does document shredding benefit your employees, customers, and business?

Well, you have come to the right place for answers. Document shredding has become such a big part of businesses; it’s the best way to ensure that your business is doing everything it can to protect the business’s sensitive information and your employees and your customers. This blog post will answer all the common questions that come with document shredding and why it’s crucial for your business.

What is Document Shredding?

Document shredding, also known as document destruction, paper recycling, or document destruction, is the disposal of a company’s bulk written materials such as letters, contracts, paperwork, etc. Document shredding strips the paper of its sensitive information, such as client names, account numbers, credit card numbers, and any other confidential material. It also makes paper recycling easier because you’re taking the old, torn, and unusable paper and replacing it with new, clean, and reusable paper.

The importance of Document Shredding

Residential and businesses alike realize the importance of shredding documents. It protects businesses from becoming a victim of identity theft. Therefore, businesses regularly shred their important documents. Companies that shred documents are doing this to protect their clients’ privacy as well as to protect their company’s reputation. Shredding is done to get rid of documents containing sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, credit card information, and other financial or personal information. In addition, shredding is also done to maintain the confidentiality of material that falls under legal proceedings.

Why Use a Document Shredding Service

Is a document shredding service necessary for businesses? Businesses with a large amount of shredded documents find that hiring a company to do their shredding is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to get rid of excess papers. Shredding of paper is also a great way to improve the security of your business.

Security – Document shredding is a great way to securely dispose of confidential documents or even documents with personal information. Which provides you with the security of knowing that your documents aren’t at risk of being used for fraudulent purposes. It also helps you become compliant with state and federal privacy laws.

Cost-Effective – Using a shredding service instead of doing it yourself actually saves you money in the long run. The reason is that you’re taking the time to do it, or paying an employee to do it, which means you’re paying for the time it takes to get it done, as well as the cost of the shredding equipment, maintenance, and unexpected repairs.

Environmentally-Friendly – Whenever you pick a professional company to do your document shredding, you are also being environmentally friendly. Once the company finishes shredding your documents, it will bring the paper bits to a secure recycling facility to be recycled to produce other paper products.

If you have any questions about your shredding needs or need to make an appointment, then contact us today! Call us (978) 858-0200 or use our online form.

The City of Boston is hosting a FREE Paper Shredding for the residents of West Roxbury, MA on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9am-2pm. An ID with a Boston address is required.

A1 Datashred will shred up to 10 copy paper size boxes or containers of your personal documents. Bring your old medical bills, bank/credit card statements, ATM receipts, old utility bills and/or old tax records. Shred your personal information to protect your identity.

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West Roxbury Public Works Yard
315 Gardner St,
West Roxbury, MA 02132-4931

Time: Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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The Burlington Town Clerk’s office will be running a shredding day on June 12, 2021 in the parking lot behind the Town Hall. It will be from 8AM to Noon. This event is free for Burlington residents. ID with a Burlington address on it will be required, and you are allowed to bring 2 boxes of paper. The boxes can be any size as long as you can carry them.

Documents will be destroyed on the spot in a mobile shredding truck. Bring your old credit card bills, old medical bills, old tax returns, and or bank statements to be shredded in a secure manner. Protect your identity by shredding your personal information.

If you have any questions, please call us at the Clerk’s office at 781-270-1660 or

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Burlington Town Hall
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Time: Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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The security of your business and customers is always a top priority. Particularly with highly sensitive info, that is often stored on documents. Once these documents have served their purpose and the need for them no longer exists, they will begin to pile up, creating a security risk. When this happens, a purge shredding service can be of assistance.

Purge Shredding Services - Why you should use them

Well, what is purge shredding? It is a shredding service provided by a professional shredding company. Who will come to your place of business and shred that giant pile of documents you have. In that case, why can’t I shred my own documents? That’s because you are doing it for the advantages that come with using a professional shredding company.

Advantages of Purge Shredding

Purge shredding offers three main advantages for those who choose to use this type of shredding service. As we mentioned earlier, it protects sensitive data, but it is also time-saving, cost-effective, and good for the environment. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits.


When you don’t shred your documents, it can make it too easy for information to fall into the wrong hands. Passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information, and even social security numbers are among the things that can wind up in the wrong hands. It’s a huge issue when the wrong person gets hold of that information.

Using a one-time shredding service is definitely something you should consider if you want your company’s information to be completely secure. Professional shredding companies are AAA certified, which means they meet the highest standards for a secure destruction process. When your documents are picked up for shredding, you can rest assured that they will be destroyed securely, and your data will no longer be at risk.

Time-saving and cost-effective

When dealing with a large number of documents, it tends to take up a lot of time to shred them properly. This is because most companies use personal shredders. These are often slow and can get paper jams which causes you to lose more time in maintenance. This is time you could be using on another important task.

Using all your time ends up costing you money and paying for an employee to be spending time instead of doing the work they need to be doing. Then there is the cost of the machine itself and the maintenance that comes with it. Even repairs if it breaks down.

Rather than waste time and money, use a purge shredding service to reduce costs but not compromise the security of your data.

Environment Benefits

In addition to protecting your company against security risks, you can use purge shredding to protect the environment. Every time a paper shredding service is completed, all the shredded bits are brought to a recycling facility to be broken down and made into other paper products. Thus, you can rest assured that your documents have been securely destroyed while protecting the environment.

You now have a better understanding of purge shredding services and the three main benefits of using them. If you have any questions or are ready to start shredding, please feel free to call us at 978-858-0200 or fill out our online form.

The Bitt and Beliveau Team, BHHS Commonwealth is hosting a Paper Shredding Event. The event will benefit The Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer (

Documents will be destroyed on the spot in a mobile shredding truck. Bring your old credit card bills, old medical bills, old tax returns, and or bank statements to be shredded in a secure manner. Protect your identity by shredding your personal information.

Cash, Check or donate online to The Sunshine Kids for this event (

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Road Warrior Moving and Storage
50 Lowell Street
Arlington, MA 02476

Time: Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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East Cambridge Savings Bank is sponsoring a shredding paper event for their community neighbors to the East Cambridge Savings Bank, located at the Inman Banking Center, 1310 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA. Shred your personal information to protect your identity. Bring your old tax returns, bank/credit card statements and/or medical bills and have them shredded On-Site in a mobile shredding truck. Shred your personal information to protect your identity.

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East Cambridge Savings Bank
Inman Banking Center
1310 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02139

Time: Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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