23rd August 2017  //  written by Mark Hadley
5 Reasons to Shred Your Important Documents | Shredded Neat
What’s the importance of shredding your documents, I may hear you ask? What if they’re old and worthless to me these days? Do I still need to shred them? Well, with the potential threat of a data breach more likely than ever, here’s why, as a business or individual, you could benefit from a paper shredding service to help you shred your important documents:


  • It Clears Space

Whether in your office or your house, who wants lots of old documents and paperwork lying around? It’s impractical and it’s an eyesore. If you were to shred your documents you’d free up space for anything you want, and not only that, but you’ll also have a much better-looking space too.


  • It’s a Legal Requirement

It is the law for businesses to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of its staff and clients. Paper copies with personal data will be more easily accessible than those stored in a database, locked down and secured with passwords. Therefore, it is ever so important to ensure these documents don’t fall in to the wrong hands.

There are penalties for those that fail to comply with the privacy regulations set out by the government, and these can be fines of as much as 4% of annual global turnover.


  • It Helps Prevent Identity Fraud

Any documents with personal details on them can be used by someone to steal an identity. If you don’t shred your documents before you throw them out, identity thieves can use those details to sign up for things like credit cards or passports under a stolen persona.

You may be thinking, how likely is it that someone would rummage through your bins just to steal your identity, but it does happen.
  • It’s Good for the Planet

Shredding your documents means less waste is sent to landfill sites. Landfill pollutes the land, sky and water. Here, at Shredded Neat, we send zero waste to landfill sites and ensure your confidential documents and waste are completely recycled.

Discover our commitment to recycling today…


  • It Saves Time

Finally, our confidential shredding services will help to save you time and effort. By letting us shred your documents on your behalf you will be freeing up valuable time and effort. This allows employees more time to focus on real tasks and get on with their typical day to day work.

Just see our savings graph below to see how much you could save by relieving staff of shredding duties:

10 20 30
£5.03 min wage 18-20 years old £212 £424 £636
£6.31 min wage 21 yrs or more £266 £532 £798
£10.00 per hour staff cost £421 £842 £1,263
£15.00 per hour staff cost £632 £1,264 £1,896
£20.00 per hour staff cost £842 £1,684 £2,526


So, what are you waiting for? Have us shred your documents today and discover the effectiveness of our secure shredding services. If you would like to find out some more information regarding our confidential shredding services, or to enquire about how much it would be to take care of your business’s shredding, then simply get in touch today. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 234 6660 or by emailing us at: info@shreddedneat.co.uk. Alternatively, if you would prefer to request a quote, then please do so here.