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 Defective merchandise, old uniforms, and outdated products can find their way to the grey market, harming your brand and increasing your company’s liability exposure.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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No organization is immune to identity theft and business fraud threats. Partnering with a business shredding provider is more important than ever. In this blog, we discuss five key facts about business shredding services. 1. Business Shredding Reduces Paper Record Exposure These days, cyber-crime is a big problem, but it is not the only risk…

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Does your business have expired backup tapes, hard drives, and other electronic devices? The longer they sit around, the greater your exposure to privacy breaches. In this blog, we discuss the do’s and don’ts of media shredding. Don’t: Throw Your Media in the Trash Criminals search for discarded devices in trash and recycling bins. If…

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Although millions of pages of sensitive documents can be stored on a single hard drive, many companies do not have an official data destruction plan. In this blog, we discuss why, when, and how to destroy your hard drives. Why? Recovering data from erased hard drives is easier than you think. Armed with rudimentary skills…

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Whether you have a handful of expired files or several boxes of unwanted sensitive documents, destroying your information safely and efficiently is not always easy. In this blog, we discuss the benefits of drop-off shredding. Convenience Destroying unwanted bank statements, tax records, medical bills, and other confidential documents with a paper shredder is time consuming…

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To reduce identity theft and business fraud risks, every business should shred confidential documents. But is a store-bought shredder the best solution? In this blog, we highlight three problems with do-it-yourself (DIY) shredding. 1. Paper Shredders Are Slow Shredding documents with an office paper shredder in not the most efficient method of document destruction. Shredding…

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Paper shredding is the cornerstone of any corporate information security program. But how do you choose a shredding partner you can trust? In this blog, we highlight several important factors to consider when choosing a shredding company. 1. Experience Find out how long a shredding company has been in business before deciding to use their…

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