Knowing What To Destroy is Tough

All businesses produce documentation containing sensitive information. Any document or electronic storage device containing personal or sensitive business information, including account information, business records, or financial information, should always be shredded and destroyed to prevent unauthorized access.Shredding older documents will guarantee the sensitive information contained within these documents will not be exposed to unauthorized individuals, saving your business from a potential breach. Secure shredding also saves your company valuable space and storage charges, removing unnecessary clutter while keeping your business safe.

What kinds of things should I shred?

The following documents and items should be included in your One-Time Purge or Routine Shredding Service.

  • Social Security Numbers
  • Tax records and documents
  • Account records
  • Bids and proposals
  • Checks (blank, cancelled, copies, etc.)
  • Blueprints & engineering drawings
  • Budget information
  • Competitive information
  • Computer printouts
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence & memos
  • Credit card receipts
  • Credit information
  • Customer lists
  • Deposit slips
  • Employment applications
  • Expense reports
  • Extra photocopies
  • Financial records
  • Insurance information
  • Inventory reports
  • Invoices
  • Legal documents
  • Local applications & documents
  • Marketing plans
  • Meeting minutes
  • Outdated business records
  • Passwords/PINs
  • Payroll records
  • Personnel Files
  • Price lists
  • Production Reports
  • Purchase orders
  • R&D information
  • Sales lists & statistics
  • Account records
  • Checks (blank, cancelled, copies, etc.)
  • Deposit slips
  • Financial records
  • Payroll records
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What kinds of documents should I keep?

It is important to know what to shred, but it’s also important to know what to save. Some personal documents, such as birth certificates and social security cards, should never be shredded or destroyed. Other documents, including bank statements, expense reports and others, should be destroyed only after they are no longer necessary.

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