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Spring is right around the corner, and you may be preparing for warmer weather and longer days. It is also the perfect time to eliminate clutter from your business. In the spirit of the season, we offer tips for tuning up your information disposal program. Ditch the Office Shredder DIY shredding is not easy. Destroying…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have closed their offices and required employees to work remotely. But what happens when confidential business records produced in your employees’ homes are no longer needed? In this blog, we discuss strategies for shredding documents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Home Office Security Risks Work-from-home scenarios pose a range data…

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Healthcare organizations handle sensitive patient records, medical files, diagnostic test results, and other types of protected health information (PHI). Whether you are a dentist, chiropractor, or general practitioner, secure destruction of expired and unwanted PHI is a must. In this blog, we discuss shredding benefits for healthcare providers. Patient Trust Healthcare providers commit to a…

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Document shredding can be a powerful tool for protecting your business from data theft and fraud. But it you are not responsibly managing destruction of your company’s records, you could expose your organization to significant liability. In this blog, we explain the top reasons for shredding responsibly. 1. Secure Sustainability Millions of tons of paper…

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It’s easy to take your information for granted until someone steals it. How do you dispose of your outdated documents and files? Just recycling them isn’t secure. Here are 10 benefits of secure shredding. 1. Expertise Not many shredding companies have the experience and knowledge to offer your business a customized information destruction plan. With…

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Mistakes happen, but data breaches can be avoided. In this blog, we offer strategies for avoiding document disposal mistakes that can lead to identity theft and business fraud. 1. Failing to Document Your Final Disposition Practices State and federal regulations require businesses that handle personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) to document…

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Recycling is a great way to reduce waste and protect the environment, but it is not the right solution for everything. Branded products should never be recycled. Defective merchandise, old uniforms, and outdated products can find their way to the grey market, harming your brand and increasing your company’s liability exposure. A product destruction service…

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Are you fulfilling regulatory requirements for the disposal of sensitive information? In this blog, we review federal privacy legislation and discuss methods making sure your document disposal practices follow the law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Every organization that handles and transmits protected health information (PHI) must adhere to HIPAA’s Privacy Rule…

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When it comes to destroying confidential paper records, cookie cutter solutions just don’t work. Each business has different document shredding needs. In this blog, we explain the differences between scheduled shredding, purge shredding, and drop-off shredding. Scheduled Shredding Feeding documents into an office shredder takes time. As a result, your employees may spend a lot…

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Stolen corporate data can be as valuable as gold on the black market. Identity theft criminals and fraudsters pay top dollar for personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). Having a final disposition solution for your expired hard drives and computer media is critical, but not all hard drive shredding companies are equal.…

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As secure shredding experts, we love to share our knowledge. Every day we receive document destruction questions from current and prospective customers. In this blog, we answer the top five. Q: What should I shred? A: Discarding bank statements, tax records, medical bills, and other confidential documents in a dumpster, curbside trash can, or recycling…

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You have two choices for destroying confidential documents: You can shred them in-house or hire a shredding and destruction company. In this blog, we explain why the latter offers the most benefits for your business. 1. Data Breach Risks In-house shredding can lead to exposure of personal information, especially when shredded documents are tossed into…

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