Keep Control Over Your Information

The last thing you want to do is leave it to your employees to decide what to shred. Some things, like files containing credit card information, are obvious—but what about correspondence with customers or customer lists? Under the corporate espionage act of 1996, you can only declare information as confidential if you take reasonable steps to protect it.

If you let customer lists end up in the trash you have failed to take reasonable steps. Your employees can leave the company and take the list with them and you have no legal recourse.

The following list is not exhaustive, but use it to gain a better understanding of what you should be regularly shredding.

Items to Shred

  1. Accounting Records
  2. Employee Records
  3. Medical Records
  4. Employee Lists
  5. R&D Reports
  6. Marketing Plans
  7. Promotional Materials
  8. Tax Returns
  9. Cancelled Checks
  10. Banking Records
  11. Credit Card Receipts
  12. Credit Offers
  13. Personal Correspondence
  14. Phone Notes

Get Everything Shredded

It normally takes one to two business days to get a truck to your location. Pricing is determined by the volume to be shredded. To get a quote for your job or if you are ready to schedule a truck, give us a call at (847) 620-0016 or simply fill out the contact form on the right.