We Can Help You Host A Successful Shredding Event
FileShred helps municipalities, organizations, groups, churches, and businesses host community shredding events. It is a great way for charities to raise money or collect donations like food or to promote your business and bring awareness to identity protection. Partnering with FileShred, a locally owned paper shredding company, makes hosting a shredding event easy.
What is a Shredding Event?
A shredding event is where a mobile paper destruction truck or trucks is made available in an open area where people arrive with their documents they want shredded. The helpful staff of the document shredding company takes the papers from each guest and destroys them with the mobile unit as they look on. Community shredding events can be held anywhere there is easy access and a lot of room. They’re usually held in parking lots or large public spaces such as community centers, beaches, banks, school facilities, or any area that has plenty of room and easy access for cars.
Here is How Shredding Events Work
- The business/organization sponsors and schedules the event.
- Advertise the event at least 4 weeks before the event.
- Have signage.
- Determine the number of your staff and or volunteers that will be necessary.
- On the day of the event, our mobile unit arrives and sets up. Rolling shred bins are made ready in front of our truck to receive your guest’s documents to be destroyed.
- Set up a receiving table to greet guests, hand our promotional information or collect donations.
- When your guests arrive with documents our technicians help unload the boxes or bags of papers from their vehicles and empty them into our waiting shred bins.
- The bins are then rolled to the truck where they are picked up, emptied, and shredded by an automated system.
Why Partner With FileShred
FileShred is the best paper shredding company in the Springfield Massachusetts area. We partner with businesses and organizations for community shredding events that can be a minimum of two hours, a half-day, or even a full day. We are experienced with helping local businesses, politicians, charities, nonprofits, schools, municipalities, banks, building management, residential organizations, and many other types of organizations run successful shedding events. Hosting these document destruction events helps increase awareness about identity theft while giving local residents or clients an opportunity to do something to protect themselves along with demonstrating your commitment to the community and creating goodwill. We have a fleet of high-tech paper shredding trucks that are capable of destroying 6,000 pounds of paper per hour. This means we can shred for your guests quickly and efficiently, no matter how many people attend your event. With FileShred we handle the shredding and you and your team focus on your quests.
How to Advertise Your Shredding Event
The more people know about your event the more successful it will be. Traditional methods of advertising still work very well like posting flyers in Libraries, grocery stores, pharmacies, laundromats, or wherever community posting boards are available. Contact local radio stations, newspapers, and TV they can be very helpful, and maybe they will do a news segment on the event. Use the internet, it is far more reaching. Social media sites and local event sites are a great place to get the word out. Get your staff or volunteers to get the word out. They can use their own social networks like Facebook or Linkedin to help people know about the event.
Your Shredding Event Will Also Help The Environment
A great follow-up PR announcement about your event that will set the stage for future events is how much paper was shredded and how many trees were saved by hosting the event. All of the documents and files that have been destroyed at your event are going to be recycled. That recycled paper will be used to make other paper products. Every ton of paper that was destroyed and recycled will save 17 trees.
Get A Free Guide To Hosting A Shredding Event
Contact us today for more information or download a FREE copy of our “Organize a Shredding Event Helpful Guide”. We’re happy to work with you to organize a shredding event to meet your goals and best serve your local community or clients.