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Topic: Paper Shredding

5 Ways to Hold a Shred Day

5 Ways to Hold a Shred Day

Many of our clients organized paper shredding events last week in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd. #EarthDay is a global holiday where people join efforts to show support for a sustainable environment—like hold a shred day. Paper shredding is an eco-friendly way to remove unwanted paper securely while protecting our planet. Many businesses found […]
What documents NOT to Shred

What documents NOT to Shred

Headed to the shred bin? Ever wonder what not to shred? While going through a purge of old business documents is a good thing to do after your annual income tax filing, not every document in the office is destined for destruction. Shredding is one aspect of file organization and a good records management company […]
Spreading the Shredding: 3 tools to help CA businesses keep data safe

Spreading the Shredding: 3 tools to help CA businesses keep data safe

A dumpster diver comes across tossed patient records, including medical histories and social security numbers. Police are called when a worker in an office park notices someone suspiciously dumping boxes of documents. A man on a walk discovers stacks of invoices with social security numbers strewn on a sidewalk. Unusual? Hardly. Do a quick web […]
A five-step shredding crash course for employees

A five-step shredding crash course for employees

In many businesses, most employees have no idea about the security risks in every stack of papers that crosses their desks. A company-wide document shredding policy is your first line of defense against data breaches. To create a more “shred-aware” workplace, start with our five-step crash course. 1. Make your shredding policies a key aspect […]

Do’s & Dont’s For Shredding

What you need to know about Proper Document Shredding Crimes such as identity theft, business espionage and financial fraud are on the rise. To protect personal and sensitive information pertaining to your business, in-house or off-site document shredding is a must. Consider these dos and don’ts.

Four signs it’s time to retire those personal paper shredding machines

[Breaking News] The personal paper shredding machines you are using for business are slow and inefficient. If you’re nodding your head and thinking, “I know that!” Did you also know that they do not properly dispose of your confidential information? As if those weren’t enough reasons to ditch your personal paper shredding machines, these little […]
Reality check: How safe are personal shredders?

Reality check: How safe are personal shredders?

All it takes is a stroll through Costco or Staples to know that we are buying millions of personal shredders in the US. These machines are at the forefront of the battle to protect our personal identities, private information, and our credit ratings.