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Disposing of Old Police & Security Guard Uniforms
Proper Destruction & Why they can’t go to landfills
Imagine what could happen if old police and security guard uniforms fell into the wrong hands. Today, many unscrupulous folks attempt to impersonate police officers, firefighters and other authority figures to gain entrance into people’s homes or workplaces and to commit a variety of crimes. For this reason, those who wear uniforms that identify them as law enforcement or security personnel need to ensure they are disposing of old uniforms properly.
When uniforms become outdated, damaged or unusable, donating them or throwing them away is not a recommended option. The risk is high that criminals will obtain them and then use them fraudulently to make their way into businesses or homes, giving them access to secure information, valuables and company assets. Even outdated company uniforms can be used to damage a business’ reputation. Police uniforms and uniforms of all kinds should be permanently destroyed by a reputable shredding and destruction company to ensure they cannot be used illegally.
What types of uniforms and clothing can be shredded?
While most folks think of shredding paperwork, hard drives and other devices when it comes to protecting your identity or that of your company, the fact is, shredding uniforms and other identifying clothing is also a necessary step in ID theft prevention. Your shredding and destruction provider should be able to provide destruction services for a myriad of clothing items including:
- Police uniforms
- Security guard uniforms
- Company uniforms
- T-shirts and shirts with logos
- School or university uniforms
- Emergency response uniforms
- Firefighter uniforms
- Counterfeit clothing
Shredding uniforms is more environmentally friendly
Shredding uniforms is the ideal choice for police officers, emergency personnel, security guards and other professionals. Shredding them, instead of throwing them away with the trash or donating them, ensures that these items don’t fall into the wrong hands. It also is the most environmentally friendly option since shredding companies recycle waste, which means you’re helping reduce your organization’s environmental impact.
All Point Mobile Shredding is a full-service shredding and destruction company in Stuart, Florida. We provide shredding and destruction of paper, hard drives and other devices, as well as uniforms and clothing of all kinds. Give us a call or fill out this form to get more information and learn how we can serve you.