Are you looking for recent news stories and updates related to document shredding and other shredding services? This section fills you in on recent events, national shredding holidays, and any interesting news stories related to shredding throughout the country.

Shredder Explosion Causes Fire

There’s always an inherent risk of accidents in any office, and as unpredictable as they can be, there are steps that you can take to avoid some of the them. Having a large in-office shredder definitely has its advantages. It’s convenient- you don’t have to worry about paper piling...

Dangers of Burning Paper

In an effort to save the cost of buying a shredder or using a shredding service some people will do some strange things. The most common thought that comes to people’s mind  is to burn the paper. There a few things to consider. The first is if it is...

DC Police Try Burning

While the most common way to get rid of incriminating letters in a novel is to burn them it has not been very popular for businesses and organizations for many years. There are several reasons why: Shredded paper can be recycled. Burning paper releases carbons into the atmosphere It...

Office Shredder Fire

The Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utitca, New York has one of the most expensive shredders available. The problem is that it is not expensive because it is any faster or cuts to smaller pieces than the average office shredder. It is more expensive because it will cost thousands...

Shredding Cigarette Research

While most shredding is done to protect consumers, it is still a tool that can be used for bad as well as good. When big corporate scandals happen it there is always the footage of the shredded paper at the end of the collapse. The one in the news...

National Data Privacy Day January 28th

The National Cyber Security Alliance declared January 28th as Data Privacy Day. The purpose of the day is to remind people about all the data stored in electronic media and computer networks. Most companies consider the data on their laptop computers but that is only one place that private...

Shred-it Acquires Brink’s Shredding

Shred-it* announced the acquisition of Brink’s Document Destruction. This was the shredding division of Brink’s Inc. Shred-it said the acquisition would help with their customer density in Boston, Chicago, Dallas and New York. Financial details were not released. This marks the unceremonious end to Brinks attempt to enter the...

Air Force Issues Shredder Warning

After a fire started in a shredder at Edwards Air Force Base they have issued a warning on how to use a shredder. This is the second fire that made the news this spring. So if you have your employees shred then make sure you review safety precautions with...

Inmates Shredding in Charleston

If you live in Charleston it is likely that your private information is being handled by convicted criminals. That is because Charleston County and the City of Charleston use inmates to handle their document shredding. They say it saves money but that doesn’t pass the smell test. The point...

VA Cleans Up Patient Security

The VA is working to clean up all their problems with patient information security. They recently had to dive into kitchen waste to retrieve meal tickets. The problem started when their shredder broke. The tags were thrown in with food waste. When the breach was discovered they dug through...