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Protect the Environment with Document Shredding Services


Do you want to help protect the environment? If so, you should consider using a document shredding service. Document shredding services help preserve our planet by recycling all of the shredded paper. Document Destruction of Virginia personally uses state-of-the-art equipment to quickly and efficiently shred all the paper before recycling it.

Shredding with a professional and reputable company is a really great way you can show your dedication to the environment while making a difference. This way your customers will know just how committed to preserving our planet for the future!

Benefits of Recycling

Reduces Landfills and Waste

Landfills are one of the biggest environmental problems we face today. Every year, millions of tons of waste are sent to landfills across the country. This waste takes up valuable space and releases harmful toxins into the environment. Document shredding services help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills each year by recycling all of the shredded paper.

In addition to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills, document shredding services also help reduce the amount of paper waste produced each year. Every year, billions of sheets of paper are used and then discarded. This wasted paper takes up valuable space in our landfills and contributes to pollution. Document shredding services recycle all of the paper they shred, which helps reduce the amount of paper waste produced each year.

Did you know that one ton of recycled paper saves 3 cubic yards of landfill? As for Document Destruction of Virginia, we’ve recycled over 600 tons of paper in 2016 and over 660 tons of paper in 2017 and every single year we do better and better! That’s a lot of cubic yards, isn’t it?

Less Clutter around the Home and Office

Paper takes up a lot of space, more than most people or businesses have available to them. Whether it’s for your residential home or for a corporate office, recycling your paper through a document shredding service will give you more space and far less clutter. Plus, you’re doing something for both the environment and your own well-being! Keeping a clutter-free environment can help you focus better.

Saves Trees and Energy

Every one ton of paper you choose to recycle ends up saving 17 trees! Think of how many trees get cut down every day, and how that could be lessened with more people properly recycling their paper waste. As well, recycling paper takes 70% less energy than when creating a paper, which makes it much more efficient and better for everyone involved.

Keeps your Documents Secure!

There is no better way to make sure your personal information is safe than by getting it shredded and recycled after it’s stopped being useful. Leaving this information around can be a huge security risk, especially when operating a business that needs to follow compliance laws.

Speaking of landfills and garbage, by getting your documents shredded, you can prevent dumpster divers and people who may be going through your waste from using your personal information. Protect yourself while also protecting the world around us.


Now that you know more about how recycling is a huge part of how we operate as a shredding company, contact us at Document Destruction of Virginia to get started on moving out some of that old documents and help preserve our planet at the same time!

Let us tailor a program that will accommodate your shredding needs.