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Why You Need a Certificate of Destruction in NYC

All Manhattan businesses need to shred their private company documents. Carelessly tossing a few confidential documents without shredding them could lead to a leak in information and cause dire consequences that will decide the fate of your company. So how can you be sure that your information doesn’t get into the wrong hands?

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If you are looking for document destruction services, you have many different options, and you can choose the one that offers the best fit for your business’ needs. Whether you prefer the convenience and added security of on site shredding, or if you need the power and efficiency of an industrial shredder at a secure New York off site facility, it’s important you can ensure that your documents have been totally destroyed.

One of the major benefits of on site shredding it that it allows you to watch your documents or devices being shredded right at your Manhattan location. Compared to other services, this adds an extra layer of security. But even this visual confirmation of the shredding process is not sufficient in assuring that you and your clients’ information was totally and completely destroyed.

The most certain valid form of insurance comes in the form of a Certificate of Destruction. This is the only thing that will protect you in any possible legal situations.

Providing Secure Shredding Services in Manhattan

Your ability to trust the company performing your shredding services should be a deciding factor when choosing a shredding service provider. At Manhattan Paper Shredding, our contractors are required to abide by all federal and New York state data destruction laws.

Hope and faith in your shredding company and its privacy policies should never be your only form of security. After every shredding service performed by Manhattan Paper Shredding, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction. This document provides the details of your service, including the date, amount, type, and location of where your materials were destroyed. The certificate also contains a more in-depth description about your shredding experience:

  • A transaction code that can be used to reference each individual service
  • Names of any witnesses to the destruction 
  • A reference to the terms and conditions of both companies regarding their destruction processes 
  • The Transfer of Custody of the materials being destroyed from the client to the contractor 

The more details your certificate contains, the better off you are. If there are ever questions related to the security of the documents you’ve shredded, the Certificate of Destruction serves as physical, detailed evidence of their proper destruction. If you are sued or audited, this certificate is what ensures your protection.

Before leaving the fate of your confidential information in someone else’s hands, be certain you are working with a thorough, reliable New York shredding company that you can trust to provide documented proof of your shredding service.

Contact Us for Free Quotes on Shredding Services in Manhattan Today!

If you’re interested in a shredding service but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place. Manhattan Paper Shredding is dedicated to providing secure data destruction service options to individuals and businesses in Manhattan, and all the other NYC boroughs. Simply fill out the form, or give us a call at (646) 553-1634.