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How Long Should I Wait Before Shredding Tax Records?

As tax season begins to wind down, it can be tempting to clean up by shredding old records. But before you shred any of your tax documents, it’s important to assess what you have to make sure you’re not getting rid of anything too soon. What to Keep and...

Why Electronics Shredding Is the Best Way to Recycle

When it’s time to recycle your old electronics, you have two options: take them to an electronics recycling service yourself, or have them shredded. So which should you choose? Key differences in cost, convenience, and security make shredding the best way to recycle old electronics. Cost Shredding services offer...

Why You Can’t Recycle Shreds Yourself

Because paper shreds are too small to sort during recycling compared to other materials, most recycling plants won’t accept them in small volumes. This means that you lose the chance to be sustainable if you shred your own files—and if you want to recycle instead, then you can’t shred....

How to Choose Your Best Small-Scale Shredding Option

There are many options available when it comes to choosing when, where, and how to shred your documents. For small-scale projects with less than 10 boxes, there are three options: mobile shredding, drop-off shredding, or using a personal shredder. Choosing which option is right for your needs depends on...
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How Mobile Shred Trucks Work

As the name implies, shred trucks are designed for on-site shredding. When you need or prefer to personally witness shredding, trucks equipped with a heavy-duty shredder can be sent to your location to shred at your curbside. Watch the video or read the transcript below to find out what...
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Is It Safe to Throw Away Old Pill Bottles?

Over 70% of Americans use prescription medications. With hundreds of prescriptions ordered every day, pill bottles—full or empty—require safe handling to prevent the leak of sensitive PHI. The label on pill bottles contains several pieces of private PHI such as a patient’s name, address, an RX number, how often...
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Pill Bottle Shredding: What to Do With Old Bottles

With over 70% of Americans using prescription medications, the amount of pill bottles used each day in the US is staggering. To efficiently manage the private information contained on prescription medication packaging, you must streamline safe disposal processes. Watch the video or read the transcript below to find out...
Small Quantity Paper Shredding Options

Comparing Top Small-Quantity Shredding Options

If you have a small quantity of documents to shred you have some options. Drop your papers off at nearby drop off shredding center and pay by the pound, have a mobile shred truck stop by your location, or shred your documents yourself. Each shredding method has its own...
The Best of Shred Nations Blogs in 2018

The Best of Shred Nations 2018: Top 15 Blogs

Throughout 2018 security initiatives (and failures) continued to make headlines. With Facebook bearing much of the brunt in the press, there has been a shift in how we expect companies to handle the sensitive and personal data they accumulate. With companies increasingly coming under the spotlight and being held...