The Allegheny Shredding Blog

Dec 13, 2023

The Benefits of a Locally-Owned Shredding Provider

Closeup of the tip of a red pen circling black text, reading "BENEFITS"You’ve heard the phrase, “buy local,” but why? What’s so important about buying within your own community? There are many reasons to consider buying local that will be beneficial to you, your company, and your community. When choosing a shredding service, consider the following list of benefits that may make choosing a locally-owned shredding provider your best option.

Relationships

Patricia Fripp said, “Technology does not run an enterprise, relationships do.” Working with a locally-owned business can build healthy relationships, and you can’t put a price on that. When your relationships are built on trust, your company and business network benefits—and that’s good for everyone.

Economy

“For every $100 spent at a local business, roughly $68 stays in the local economy.”1 Working with a local business helps stimulate the local economy and ultimately strengthens the community. A healthy community can’t help but attract more businesses and residents, which is good for your company and good for everyone.

Employment

“We need economic growth, yes, but growth can be jobless, so a sustainable development framework for employment must include a job creation strategy.”2 You create job opportunities for your neighbors when you use a locally-owned paper shredding provider. By supporting local businesses, they will continue to grow and there will be a need for additional employees. When the members of your community are employed, the entire community will thrive.

Environment

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”3 Using the services of a local shredding company will help your business be confident about protecting the environment by recycling your shredded paper. For every ton of waste you recycle, you save 17 trees, keep store shelves stocked with recycled paper products, and spare the landfills from unnecessary paper waste.

Compliance

Data privacy laws require your business to prevent private information from landing in the hands of information thieves, and using a secure shredding provider ensures that your paper is destroyed so it can’t be read or reconstructed. As a result, your company remains compliant with all laws. By choosing a local shredding provider, you go so much further by investing into your community which, in turn, invests in you.

Allegheny Records is your local shredding provider, serving Pittsburg and Western Pennsylvania businesses and residents with both on-site shredding and off-site shredding. We also have a drop-off shredding location in Greensburg to make your document destruction needs easier. Give us a call at 412-381-1010 or complete the form on this page to learn more or book your shredding service. We look forward to hearing from you!


Sources:
1 American Independent Business Alliance study
2 Sharan Burrow
3 Robert Sawn

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