Where Can I Shred Paper for Free?

If you are like most people you understand the importance of destroying sensitive paper documents before you dispose of them. Even so, according to the Federal Trade Commission, roughly 9 million Americans have their identity stolen every year. This statistic means it is likely you or someone you know has been a victim.    You may be wondering, is document shredding ever free? The quick answer is sometimes.  The chart below outlines the most common shredding …

Going Back to the Office

Over the course of the last 13 months we have changed the way we do nearly everything. From eating out and haircuts to family gatherings and sporting events, but perhaps the way we were affected the most was Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. The modifications and adaptations were swift and significant. Covid-19 not only impacted the way …

The history of the paper shredder

History is one of those subjects that you either love or hate. But regardless of your opinion, history teaches us about the past and provides a pretty good explanation of how we got to today. So what about the history of secure shredding? As you search for businesses for your drop off paper shredding service needs, have you wondered where did …

Getting Back to Work, Confidentiality and Going Paperless

Open or closed? Fully staffed or rotating assignments? Businesses are continuing to navigate the unknowns created by the pandemic. And one thing is abundantly clear: business-as-usual will never be the same. While many leaders are focused on when and how to bring staff back, this time may also provide a ripe environment for considering how you do business. Among those …

Crash Course: Records Retention Schedules

Businesses generate a lot of documents. A lot. From financial records, legal documents, contracts, emails, projects, proposals, and more there’s a ton of stuff to keep track of. And there’s a fine line between hoarding documents and maintaining the proper records to stay organized and responsible. No one wants to be asked where an important record is only to discover …

Managing the Spike in COVID-19 Related Scams and Identity Theft

The huge shifts in society brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many people in vulnerable situations. And unfortunately, scammers and identity thieves are quick to take advantage of difficult times. Many new scams related to the pandemic have popped up in recent months, robbing people who are already under immense stress of their finances and identities. To prevent …

What you should consider when hiring an information destruction firm

Destroying information that is no longer needed is nothing to take lightly. Your business, customers, and employees depend on security measures like document and data destruction to keep them safe and compliant. There is no question that using a professional shredding service is the most efficient and secure way to go about this, but what should you look for when …

Dos and Don’ts of Secure Hard Drive Disposal

Destruction seems like a pretty simple process—render something unusable by breaking it. When it comes to hard drive destruction and data disposal, however, there can be a surprising amount of room for error. Just because you destroy old hard drives doesn’t mean their data can’t be retrieved and used against you. Data disposal goes beyond wiping files, smashing a hard …

Windows 7 is defunct. Now what?

How to stay secure while transitioning away from old software. Earlier this year Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 for good. But what exactly does that mean? In a nutshell, Microsoft isn’t making any more updates or security patches for the operating system. This likely doesn’t mean your computer will stop working if you are running Windows 7, but it does …

The pandemic is changing just about everything, including the paper industry

Toilet paper is just the start. An unsettlingly familiar sight through the COVID-19 pandemic is empty grocery store shelves—especially in the toilet paper and paper towel aisle. It happened right away, social distancing was enforced, and the toilet paper started keeping its distance too. It seemed people were worried about being without and so they bought as much toilet paper …