The Residential Shred Bag is a relatively new service within
the shredding industry which provides a solution to not only
commercial shredding customers but also those untapped
customers that lie within the residential market. Listed below,
we will discuss the three main efficiencies, which are benefits
that come with the use of the Residential Shred Bag:
• The Residential Shred Bag helps create a process
within the home for all information sensitive items
to be placed until the bag is full and ready for secure
• The Residential Shred Bag provides a seal n’ shred
method that allows for the content to be transported
securely without concern for spills or data breach.
• The Residential Shred Bag creates outreach
opportunities for vendors to work with community
organizations to provide solutions to the residence
Currently, most homes do not possess a process for discarding
junk mail, check stubs, or receipts, etc. other than placing
them in the trash. With the use of the Residential Shred Bags,
the customer can specify a location for all their information-sensitive items to be placed until they are securely destroyed.
One main benefit of the Residential Shred Bag is their size, as
they allow for the customer to easily transport it for projects
around the house or to their final destination for secure
The Residential Shred Bag has been designed with durable
material and seal n’ shred functionality so the contents can be
easily transported once full.
10. 2 Gallon bag 14. 7 Gallon bag
Holding capacity = 15 lbs. Holding capacity = 35 lbs.
The bags provide the residential market a solution to handle
their sensitive information without the burden of massive
cost, bulky material, or loss of data.
Current providers of the Residential Shred Bags have found
great opportunities through various sales avenues within
their local charities, schools, and other fundraising channels
as this can become a value-added service for your company.
One solution that could be beneficial is to partner with your
local community centers to
provide outreach to their
residence and help spread
awareness of the product’s
availability. We find that
are even aware of such
services and that this
solution typically brings
relief to the person who
has been saving their items for quite some time. (See page 17
for more details on these types of opportunities)
Although the method is simple in its plan, it is up to us to help
the residential market to be aware of these products and the
advantages it yields. It is an untapped market and the need
for this service is only increasing as we continue to see our
information become more and more jeopardized.
About the Author
Joshua D. Hundeby-DeVries, CSDS
is an Account Manager for DeVries
Business Services. He also serves
on the NAID Communications and
DeVries Business Services offers comprehensive records
and information management and commercial moving and
courier services to clients in Spokane and around Eastern
Washington and Western Idaho.