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For every new electronic device that hits the market, an old, outdated device becomes earmarked for the scrap pile.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As a small business owner, you know keeping outdated documents too long exposes your organization to identity theft.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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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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The Top Excuses for Not Shredding Documents

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Businesses are responsible for protecting customer information. But despite the growing number of news headlines about corporate data breaches, many organizations still make excuses for not shredding documents. In this blog, we share the top five excuses and explain why you should make document shredding part of your corporate information security strategy. Shredding’s Not That…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Document Shredding

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You have a legal and ethical obligation to protect your employees’ and customers’ privacy. Are your document shredding practices up to par? In this blog, we discuss the dos and don’ts of document shredding. Don’t: Hoard Outdated Documents Hoarding your documents puts the privacy of the information they contain at risk. The longer outdated documents…

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Best Practices for Protecting and Preserving Business Documents

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Every organization, big or small, has critical business documents. Are your patient charts, employee files, and financial records safe and secure? In this blog, we highlight several key practices for protecting and preserving your business documents. Take Inventory Making an inventory is the first step in protecting and preserving your business documents. Whether stored on…

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DIY Shredding vs. Professional Shredding

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Successful businesses assess their organizational processes with a fine-toothed comb. Have you included document disposal in your assessment? In this blog, we highlight the differences between DIY shredding and professional shredding. Productivity DIY shredding programs put the onus of shredding on employees. Unfortunately, shredding becomes a low priority for busy employees. They’re more likely to…

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The Top Excuses for Not Scanning Documents

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If you want to get ahead in business, don’t be like Homer Simpson, the patriarch of the fictional Simpson family that has an excuse for everything. In the spirit of Homer, we share the top excuses for not scanning documents and explain how and these excuses undermine business productivity and profitability. 1. I don’t have…

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