Our company offers a variety of recycling programs including paper, and other recyclable material to meet the needs of your company or organization. Contact us today to discuss how we can help with your recycling needs!
Paper recycling is the process of turning waste paper into new paper products. Not only is this good for the environment, but it has been proven to be beneficial to the economy as well by creating jobs. It is said that dumping 10,000 tons of waste in a landfill creates six jobs whereas recycling 10,000 tons of waste can create jobs!
Today, over half of the paper used in the United States is collected and recycled. Paper products are still the largest component of municipal solid waste, making up more than 40% of the composition of landfills.
Did you know that each ton of recycled paper saves:
- 17 Trees
- 7,000 Gallons of Water
- 60 Pounds of Air Pollution
- 4,102 Kwts. Of Electricity
- 3 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
- Throwing Away Paper
Recycling as Opposed to Shredding?
With recycling information is most often stored in whole form in Non-Secure, wide-open facilities accessible to anyone and everyone. The material is often stored for indefinite periods of time until there is enough of a particular type to sell to a paper mill, or until the best price is offered. There is no way of establishing the exact date that your material was destroyed. The option of recycling as a means of destruction is undesirable from a risk management perspective.
There is no fiduciary responsibility inherent in the recycling scenario. Paper is given away or sold and, in doing so, a company gives up the right to say how it is handled. There is, also, no practical means of establishing the exact date that a record is destroyed. In the event of an audit or litigation, this could be a legal necessity. And further, if something of a private nature does surface, the selection of this unsecured process could be interpreted as negligent. For these reasons, the choice of recycling as a means of information destruction is undesirable from a risk management perspective.
Typical paper recycling programs are not adequate for business documents. Paper is a commodity and is not only sold domestically, but internationally as well to countries such as Mexico and China predominately in WHOLE FORM!
Companies performing their proper due diligence will quickly see the difference between a NAID Certified secure shredding service and your standard recycling company. The NAID Certification Program establishes the standards for a secure destruction and recycling process including such areas as operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process and responsible disposal, as well as proper insurance requirements, and independent 3rd party audits for compliance.
Our Dallas paper shredding and recycling programs are designed for Dallas business and organizations who are not only concerned with the Environment, but with its legal and ethical obligations to safeguard it’s clients and employees sensitive information as well.
With Document and Paper Shredding companies your documents are destroyed first and foremost before they are recycled which not only protects your company, but your client’s and employee’s as well.
Whether your company requires a routine service or an occasional purge of stored documents, Data Shredding Services of Texas, Inc – Dallas – is able to assist you with all of your document shredding and paper recycling needs!