Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:12 am, Posted by Absolute Destruction
Your phone has been slow and buggy lately, and your laptop has seen better days – but what to do with them? Throwing them away not only contributes e-waste to the environment, but it’s a dangerous choice that could lead to identity theft. Keeping your old electronics, storage drives, and any useless paper files is a waste of space and it’s also risky. Having these items hanging around could lead to accidentally tossing them away or their potential theft. You could sell or gift your old phone, but even if you think you’ve wiped a drive, personal data can still be retrieved by fraudsters. When it’s out of your hands, there’s no telling what happens to it afterward.
Your safest bet is to use a certified shredding service for documents, old storage, and technology. But not all document destruction companies are doing what they promise. Disreputable businesses can take the items you’ve purged during a clean and potentially resell them to other consumers or sell them off to a third party for their materials. Sometimes old electronics are sent to a country overseas with improper and hazardous waste disposal techniques that can leak arsenic, lead, and cadmium into the ecosystem. To ensure proper shredding, crushing, and recycling is taking place, hire Absolute Destruction & Recycling Corp., a professional NAID () certified company. NAID is Canada’s top body overseeing companies that specialize in secure information and document destruction.
We provide exceptional on-site shredding and electronics destruction services with the highest levels of security and the most eco-friendly policies in the industry. We provide on-site mobile shredding trucks that conveniently come to you, offering peace-of-mind because you can physically and visually verify that we have completed your job on your premises. In addition to document shredding in Oakville and the surrounding GTA, we offer services to many places in Southern Ontario. Your business or home needs regular maintenance that includes shredding and data destruction to avoid putting you, your family, your staff, or your clients at risk.
NAID’s certification program is voluntary and involves regular audits of mobile and plant-based operations in paper and technology destruction. This includes old computers, phones, tablets, CDs, disks, storage drives, and more. NAID explains, “protocols are in place to ensure the security of confidential material throughout all stages of the destruction process such as handling, transporting, storing materials prior to destruction, and destroying and disposing of materials responsibly.” The certification process and check-ups help organization meet laws and regulations required by governments to protect confidential customer information. The audits are unannounced, meaning companies stay compliant because an official check could happen any day. Using these same high standards for your home ensures your personal information and those of your loved ones’ is safe and environmentally-conscious, too.
Absolute Destruction’s paper shredding services in Markham and the surrounding GTA include one-time and ongoing options. If you’re curious, we offer fast quotes using our online portal or by phone. If you have a large job that you need to prep for, let us know, and we’ll provide free, lockable consoles and containers in advance of your appointment. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the process.
It’s wise to properly dispose of your unused technology and piles of out-dated paperwork lying around your home or office. Avoid shady shredders who are promising one thing and doing another. Be sure to do it the right way with the guarantees provided by a quality NAID-certified company.