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The Hidden Costs of In-House Shredding

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Starting an in-house shredding program seems easy enough—just a matter of running to the office supply store and purchasing some paper shredding machines. But this represents a mere fraction of the expenses and risks of in-house shredding. In this blog, we uncover the hidden costs of shredding your documents in-house. Equipment Maintenance Buying an office…

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4 Document Shredding Myths, Debunked

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In an age when we’re surrounded by a vast expanse of information, it pays to know the facts. The realm of document shredding is no exception; even the slightest misconception can lead to a mistake that results in widespread consequences for your business. Here are four common document shredding myths to watch out for: 1.…

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A 2-for-1 Solution for Earth Day 2019

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The first Earth Day started in 1970 to promote environmental awareness. Now, almost 50 years later, Earth Day is celebrated by over 1 billion people in 192 countries across the globe. As April 22nd approaches, we’re proud of the steps we’ve taken to reduce our environmental impact. We keenly understand that privacy protection and environmental…

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5 Reasons to Destroy Unwanted Backup Media

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You understand the importance of destroying outdated paper documents and use a shredding service to protect your hard copy records from unauthorized access and theft. But what about the unwanted, old, and obsolete backup tapes and hard drives stuffed into boxes and closets and cluttered on server room shelves? If you’re not destroying them as…

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Top Factors to Consider When Choosing a Shredding Provider

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Outsourcing many business tasks is as easy as picking up the phone, but handing over your document shredding is more complicated. You must make sure your vendor complies with privacy regulations and protects the confidentiality of your information. Here are several factors to consider when choosing a shredding partner: Experience Whether you’re an attorney, doctor,…

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The What, How, and When of Electronics Recycling

For every new electronic device that hits the market, an old, outdated device becomes earmarked for the scrap pile. As a result, millions of tons of devices are being disposed of each year—even if they still work. Electronic waste is a big problem that has serious consequences for the environment. Plastics and heavy metals tossed…

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Federal Privacy Laws and Your Information Disposal Obligations

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Every organization must understand its obligations concerning federal privacy law obligations. Non-compliance carries heavy repercussions, including monetary fines and possible criminal prosecution for corporate officers. In this blog, we provide a summary of several federal privacy laws that may affect your business and how it disposes of information: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…

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The Benefits of a Paper Shredding Service

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Your business depends on information. And if that information isn’t disposed of properly, securely, or efficiently, it can disrupt your entire organization. That’s why partnering with a paper shredding provider is good business. Here are several ways a paper shredding service benefits your company: Business Fraud Protection Corporate identity theft and espionage is a problem…

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4 Types of Documents to Shred

As a small business owner, you know keeping outdated documents too long exposes your organization to identity theft. That’s why it’s important to have a scheduled shredding program. But what documents should you shred? Here’s a helpful list to follow! 1. Employment Records Employers are responsible for destroying employment tax records, personnel files, and payroll…

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Benefits of a Hard Drive and Media Shredding Service

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When your paper records reach the end of their retention lifespan, you shred them. But what about the data stored on your hard drives, tapes, and other digital devices? You have a legal obligation to destroy that information as well. Are you confident you can prevent your expired data from falling into the wrong hands?…

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More Answers to Your Document Shredding Questions

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Several months ago, we published answers to our clients’ document shredding questions, and we received such positive feedback that we’re doing it again! Here are more document shredding questions you asked us, along with our answers. Q: Why should I use a shredding service? A: There are several reasons you should use a shredding service:…

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The 10 Best Reasons to Shred Documents

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You have a thousand agenda items on your “to-do” list, and document shredding may be at the bottom. But reading this blog post could change your mind. Here are 10 good reasons to shred your documents: 1. Identity Theft Prevention Personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) should be shredded when it’s no longer…

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