The Benefits of Mail Recycling

Sep 08 2016 - 06:49

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PostScan Mail mail recycling

It seems simple enough right?  You use the recycling bins at home, the movie theater, the park, the beach, the amusement park, they are virtually everywhere for your aluminum cans, glass bottles, and paper products. 

You want to do your part in leaving the environment a better place and it’s a simple enough thing to do.  Recycling your everyday waste doesn’t take time out of your day and it doesn’t cost you any money, so it’s a win/win. 

Did you know that when you use PostScan Mail for your mail that you can choose to have your unwanted mail recycled as well?  When you choose to have your unwanted mail recycled PostScan Mail will have Orange County Shredding an on-site document shredding and recycling service that comes out and shreds any recyclable material that could potentially have sensitive information, such as credit card statements, on site and then they take it away to be recycled. 

So, when using PostScan Mail you know that your unwanted mail is handled securely and then shredded and recycled in the most environmentally friendly way possible.  They even use energy efficient vehicles.

What are common mail items that should be shredded? Here are some general items that should definitely be shredded to avoid ID theft.

  • Driver’s License number
  • Social Security number
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Debit Card Number
  • Credit Card Number
  • Insurance Information
  • Bank Account Information
  • Passport Numbers
  • Employment Information

By recycling your mail you are freeing up space in our landfills for other trash that can’t be recycled.  Mail is paper, paper can be recycled and reused on average 7 times which saves water and trees.  It requires 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water to make just 1 ton of paper.   

Schools are using recycled paper for the kids to write on so by recycling your mail you are helping to create recycled paper, which is helping kids and a really who can say they hate helping kids?

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