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Can I watch My Documents Being Shredded 2017-03-04T19:48:21+00:00

Where Can I drop-off my old documents and watch them being shredded?

Neighborhood Parcel Offers a convenient and affordable Witnessed Shredding Service Plan. You can arrange to drop-off your sensitive documents at the Neighborhood Parcel of Tewksbury MA where you can arrange to watch them being shredded in real time for your peace of mind. Appointments are required, service has a $75 minimum.

How soon can I schedule shredding service? 2016-10-23T09:17:50+00:00

We like to say YES. As often as we can! We know that your time is valuable that is why we offer document shredding service 7 days a week! You drop off at our location or we come to you for pick up, we make shredding service convenient and affordable.

We often can schedule shredding service in 24 to 48 Hrs and some occasions same day service. You simply call us at (978)636-0301 or visit our Document shredding Service website to make online shredding reservation.

How do you destroy CDs and DVD’s? 2016-10-14T10:53:18+00:00

We offer secure shredding and destruction of CDs and DVDs. The material is shredded or Incinerated. All Media such as CDs DVDs and Hard Drive must be kept separate from the rest of material to be shredded. We prefer keeping the material in a box and marked “Media” because we handle media destruction through a separate stream.

How Much is your shredding cost? 2016-10-14T10:53:18+00:00

If you can drop off your material at our Lowell office, you will save even more! We have the lowest Paper shredding rates in area: No transportation surcharges, no hidden fees, pay as you go! Unlike others, we post our rates on line, we have nothing to hide! Great for small quantities and Residential Shredding services.

Why should I shred My records? 2016-10-14T10:53:19+00:00

Every business small or large and household has confidential documents that they collect daily. The day to day functions of any business will produce a large amount of information that could be used against the business by it’s competitors. This list includes; Internal Memos, Drafts of Documents, Quotes, Financial Printouts, Meeting Notes, Employee Records, Pay Stubs, etc…

Over $100 billion a year is lost to information thieves! Did you know that there is NO LAW against Dumpster Diving. After your business has disposed of it’s documents, it has no claim to it’s privacy. Unfortunately, one of the weaknesses of any business is disgruntled employees. Countless new businesses are started by customer lists from an existing business. An easily implemented security plan is the only way to ensure that an upset employee will not make a mistake that they and/or your business could regret for a long time.

It’s the Law!

Our MA government is getting involved with protecting individuals from information misuse. This is putting the burden on businesses and private individuals to protect the documents and information they are charged with. For more on Latest MA privacy Laws. Violations of such law can cost as much as $5000.00 per incident!

HIPAA Regulations

In 1996, Congress enacted theHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act . Any business that is responsible for keeping any medical records or transferring medical information must be familiar with this law. HIPAA is a serious and violations can be costly

Environment

When you pay an employee to shred documents what is done with the waste? Most likely it is put into the trash. We recycle all of our waste materials and recycle 100% of it.

Did you know that for every 1 ton of paper recycled:

  • 7000 gallons of water are saved
  • Between 17 and 31 trees are saved
  • 4000 KWh of electricity is saved
  • 60 pounds of air borne pollutants are not expelled

 Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is now the fastest growing crime in the country. Most identity theft is done through simple means of collecting papers thrown in the trash. Simple strip shredders do not prevent criminals from obtaining the information they need to steal your identity.

Q- What method of payment do you accept for the service? 2014-10-26T21:49:46+00:00

We accept all major credit cards, business checks and cash

Do I need to sort the paper? Remove Staples? 2014-10-27T22:21:06+00:00

No. Our employees are trained to quickly and accurately shred the material. Also, you do not need to remove paper clips, staples or binder clips. Our industrial shredder is equipped to handle paper clips and staples.

We accept your material in:

  1. Plastic Bins
  2. Boxes
  3. Bags
  4. Leaf Bags
  5. Loose
Q- Do I need an Appointment? 2016-10-14T10:53:19+00:00

No, simply stop by during our store hours and we will be glad to help you. Our office location here. For Off Site shredding, you will need to have reservation and allow us a minimum of 24 Hrs to make the pick up.

How Much Your Shredding Cost? 2016-10-14T10:53:19+00:00

We know that other companies charge hidden fees from Fuel and environment surcharges to pick up charges. At Neighborhood Parcel, you pay as you go! Simply drop off the documents, you pay by the pound. No fuel or Environment surcharges. We make shredding convenient and affordable. See Shredding Rates.

Are the documents Recycled upon destruction? 2014-10-27T22:18:53+00:00

Yes, we recycle 100% of the shredded documents. CD’s and Non recyclables will get incinerated.

We store our records so why do we need a shredding service? 2016-10-14T10:53:19+00:00

The period of time that business records are stored should be determined by a retention schedule that takes into consideration the records’ usefulness to the business as well as legal requirements. From a risk management perspective, once this period has passed, the only acceptable way of discarding these records is to destroy them using a method that ensures complete destruction. Oftentimes, documenting the exact date and method used for destruction is not only prudent but a legal requirement.

We have an in-house office shredder so why would I need your service? 2014-10-27T22:16:15+00:00

A-It is much more cost-effective to deal with us. Amortization of a shredder, as well as labor, maintenance and disposal costs are usually much higher than expected – not to mention the noise, mess and dust produced by an office shredder and the fact that employees need to separate paper, remove paper clips and staples, etc. In fact, we can guarantee a minimum 25% savings when compared to the cost of using your in-house shredder.

Is the shredding process secure? 2014-10-27T22:14:45+00:00

Yes. Document shredding process takes place in a secured environment. Limited access to storage facility, all employees are screened and undergo criminal background checks regularly. Business is Endorsed by BBB and BNBA Chamber Of Commerce. Public Notary to witness the shredding and signs off the certificate of destruction. The certificate will be mailed to you with 10 days of custody date.