Paper & Document Shredding

Shredding your sensitive documents is becoming more and more important everyday as people take measures to protect their privacy and businesses comply with legislation and ensure that their client, employee and confidential business information is properly destroyed. 

At Parks West we offer several options.  Firstly, we sell shredders of various capacities.  Home shedders are measured by how pages they will shred at one time.  For example, a smaller shredder may shred seven pages at a time whereas a little bigger shredder will shred twelve.  Most people do not realize there are two very important things you need to know about operating your home shredder.  One, it needs “rest time” after operating for a certain period of time.  For example, in the owner’s manual it may say to operate for twenty minutes and then let your shredder rest for, say, ten minutes before resuming your shredding.  The second things is that your home shredder is a machine so it needs to be cleaned once in a while (a simple dance with the vacuum hose is enough) and lubricated.  We offer oil for your shredder and the super handy lubrication sheets whereby you simply shred the sheet and it lubricates the machine.  So remember, lubricate your shredder and let it rest.

Sometimes the job is too big for your home shredder – so what can you do?  Parks West can help. We offer a shredding service whereby you can drop off your shredding for us to shred.  Alternatively, you can use our shredder if you would prefer to do it yourself.

For those who have some questions we get about shredding tax returns and specifically about how long do you need to keep your records, please refer to this page on CRA’s web site: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/…/tpcs/ncm-tx/kpng/menu-eng.html.