Shred It or Keep It: Know How to Properly Destroy Documents

Document destruction is something that organizations take seriously. Law firms, healthcare companies, insurance agencies, government bodies, and human resource departments all understand the value that comes in properly shredding sensitive paperwork and destroying private data. From an employer perspective, maintaining an effective document destruction strategy can save thousands of dollars. Protecting your employees is not only important; it is your right as an employer. From a personal perspective, however, many individuals are completely unaware of what they should and should not be shredding. While it may only be October, it is never too early to prepare for year-end shredding.

To Shred:

  • Old tax returns
  • Bank statements
  • Credit card offers
  • Old identification cards
  • Convenience checks
  • Pay stubs
  • Canceled credit cards
  • Canceled checks
  • ATM receipts

Not to Shred:

  • Monthly credit card statements
  • Banking information
  • Brokerage account information
  • Estate documents
  • Divorce documents
  • Annual retirement plans
  • Filed tax returns (those that do not require supplementary payment for 3 years)

For more information on document destruction for you, please continue to check out AllShred Information Destruction, Inc.!

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