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What is a Certificate of Destruction and Why Do I Need One?

In today’s digital age, safeguarding sensitive information is paramount for any organization. From personally identifiable information (PII) to corporate trade secrets, maintaining the confidentiality of data is not just good practice; it’s often required by law. But what happens when it’s time to dispose of this information? Enter the Certificate of Destruction, a crucial document…

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Information Destruction Guidelines for Your Business

Remember when TV and radio were free, and the idea of paying for bottled water seemed absurd? Times have changed! Today, information is the gold of the digital age. Effectively using information can mean big profits for your business, but losing or having your information stolen is like handing over cash to data thieves. Whether…

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Simplify Tax Season with a File Room Purge

You’ve probably heard Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” While we can’t escape taxes, we can certainly make tax season less daunting with proper preparation. The term “purge” encompasses many things, all involving the removal of unwanted, outdated, or harmful items. When it comes to your files,…

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5 Reasons to Partner with a Reputable Document Shredding Company

Does it make sense for your business to work with a professional shredding company? Keeping sensitive data secure is vital for continued success. Don’t risk your livelihood and that of your clients, customers, and employees. Ensure your reputation remains pristine and set up a regular shredding service! Read on for our top 5 reasons to…

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5 Ways To Make Your Workspace Less Claustrophobic

Offices can easily feel cluttered and claustrophobic, which increases stress on employees and reduces productivity. No matter if you’re back in the office or you’re working from home (or a combination of the two!), a few steps can improve the appearance and overall feeling of your workspace.   Mental health and clutter Studies indicate strong links…

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5 Fascinating Facts About Document Shredding

In 2020, identity theft affected 49 million Americans and cost approximately $56 billion. Identity fraud is considered one of the fastest-growing crimes, thanks in no part to the proliferation of scams related to COVID-19. Regular, secure paper shredding services are one vital tool in protecting yourself and your family, business, clients, or employees from identity theft. Aside…

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How Can A Professional Shredding Service Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line?

Savvy business owners and managers know that document shredding is a necessity. After all, it’s the only way to reliably and safely get rid of sensitive data and documents that aren’t needed. But what’s the best way to actually shred these documents? That’s where many managers make an error – they use an in-house shredding…

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Be Prepared for Disasters & Secure Your Sensitive Documents

If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. Case in point: On top of the challenges we already face with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fires ripped through much of Oregon this fall, burning over one million acres, destroying homes, and killing at least 11 people. During the height of the…

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Protect Yourself From COVID-19 Scams

Scammers are everywhere, it seems, and they’ve been taking advantage of our fears and vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. From contact tracing scams to unemployment fraud, there are many ways to get caught up in an unsavory trap. Luckily, if you know what to watch out for, you can avoid most of them. Let’s review…

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Save or shred? Best practices to keep your personal documents safe at home.

It can be easy to overlook identity theft when it comes to your personal paper documents. You’re probably more concerned about the safety of your personal information online. Like many Americans, you may no longer receive paper banking statements, invoices, or bills. You might not even use checks! No matter how paperless you try to…

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