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10 Excellent Reasons to Use a Shredding Service

What do you do with your unwanted paper documents? Do you toss them in a blue recycling bin, or do you shred them with an office shredder? Did you know there’s a better way? In this blog, we offer 10 excellent reasons to use a shredding service. 1. Customer Trust When your customers know you…

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How Scheduled Shredding Can Ensure Compliance

Every business has a legal obligation to protect private consumer, medical, and financial data. Failure to meet regulatory privacy and security rules can result in fines, legal action, and even criminal prosecution of corporate officers. In this blog, we discuss how scheduled shredding helps your company comply with state and federal regulations. Privacy Assurance While…

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What to Consider When Outsourcing Your Shredding

You have a legal and ethical responsibility to destroy outdated information. Outsourcing your shredding to a shredding and destruction provider saves your company time and money while reducing privacy and non-compliance risks. But how do you find a provider you can trust? Here are several factors to consider: Experience You don’t want a fly-by-night shredding…

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Inside a Hard Drive Shredding Service

What do you do with your outdated hard drives? Do you stockpile them in a closet or toss them in the trash? Neither option is secure. Data doesn’t just disappear. Unless it’s physically destroyed, data lingers forever, increasing your company’s exposure to identity theft and privacy breach liability. In this blog, we take you behind…

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Reasons to Choose a NAID AAA Certified Shredding Provider

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is an international, non-profit trade organization for the shredding and destruction industry. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. NAID also issues AAA Certification to qualified shredding and destruction providers. In this blog, we discuss what this…

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Answers to your Electronics Recycling Questions

Nothing lasts forever, and electronic devices are no exception. Today’s latest and greatest digital gadgets will be obsolete in a few years. This presents a challenge in terms of environmental sustainability. The average electronic device contains multiple toxic materials. If not disposed of properly, these toxins seep into soil and waterways, polluting the environment. In…

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9 Reasons Your Business Needs an Information Destruction Policy

Given the vast amount of paper records and digital media that build up over time, every organization has excess and obsolete information. Knowing how and when to get rid of it is a challenge. In this blog, we offer nine reasons your business needs an information destruction policy. 1. Regulatory Compliance Healthcare organizations, law firms,…

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4 Things You Should Know about Data Destruction

Every digital device has a lifespan. But how do you make sure the data stored on your old hard drives and tapes is unrecoverable? Here are four things to know about data destruction: 1. Erased Devices Still Contain Data There’s more to protecting your data than erasing a hard drive or tape. Even after deleting…

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Answers to Your Product Destruction Questions

Do you have an office closet, basement, or storage room filled with old and outdated products? Wondering what to do with it all? If so, you’re a prime candidate for a product destruction service. In this blog, we answer several of our customers’ most frequently asked product destruction questions. Q: What is a product destruction…

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6 Shredding and Destruction Mistakes to Avoid

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Information disposal is crucial to a solid records management program. However, many companies make mistakes when disposing of their documents and data. Here are several mistakes to avoid: 1. Using a Paper Shredder Consider the steps it takes to shred your documents with an office shredder: Remove paperclips, staples, sticky notes, cardstock and file folder…

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8 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Information Destruction

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You can never be too careful when disposing of confidential information. Internal information destruction plans only offer only a basic level of data security. In this blog, we discuss several benefits of outsourcing your information destruction to a qualified partner: 1. Fraud Prevention Office shredders are limited to dumping the shredded paper in uncontrolled dumpsters…

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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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