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What to Shred in Fairfax

You open yourself or your Fairfax business up to risk any time you discard a document with sensitive information on it without destroying it properly. Businesses in Virginia can face lawsuits on the grounds of mishandled information, even if the sharing of that information was entirely accidental.

what to shred

Determining what you should shred can be daunting at times, because—in truth—there’s a lot you should shred. We’ve shared a list of what documents and hard drives you should consider to get you started, but be sure to references other resources, like industry-specific guidelines. You should also create a list of the types of documents that should be shred on a regular basis for your personal reference.

Why take a chance? Shred it completely.

Accounting Documents:  

  • Accounting Records
  • A/R and A/P printouts
  • Bank Statements
  • Budgets
  • Unused Checks
  • Customer Lists
  • Credit Card Statements and Receipt
  • Invoices
  • Payroll Journal
  • Any Tax Documents

Documents Relating to Employees, Clients, Students, Etc.:

  • Any document containing employee personal information
  • ID Cards & Badges
  • Document printed on Company Letterhead
  • Training Manuals
  • Insurance Information
  • Student Records & Applications
  • Medical Records
  • Payroll Documents
  • Medical records
  • Medical benefit plans
  • COBRA records
  • Client Services Records
  • OSHA logs
  • Employment applications—both hired and not hired

Legal Documents and Documentation:

  • Expired Contracts or Legal Documents
  • Insurance Agency Records
  • Legal Correspondence

Sales/Marketing Materials:

  • Customer Lists
  • Prospect Lists
  • Drafts of Sales & Marketing Strategies
  • Sales Reports

Operations Information:

  • Proprietary Data
  • Purchase Orders
  • Supplier Lists
  • Corporate Records
  • Procurement Requests
  • Production Reports
  • Shipping & Receiving Reports

Hard Drives and Electronic Media Devices:

  • Fax machines, scanners, copiers, and printers
  • Mobile devices like cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, tablets and laptops
  • Legacy magnetic media like floppy drives, zip disks and magnetic tapes
  • PC hard drives
  • Optical media, including CDs and DVDs
  • USB removable media such as pen drives, thumb drives, flash drives and sticks
  • Memory cards, including SD, SDHC, MMC, compact flash, microdrive and memory sticks
  • Embedded flash on boards and devices, including motherboards and peripheral cards such as network adapters or any other adapter containing non volatile flash memory
  • RAM and ROM-based storage devices
  • Biomedical devices such as physiologic monitors, infusion pumps, ventilators, MRI, CT, and diagnostic ultrasound and laboratory analyzers

Insurance Documents:

  • Accident reports 
  • Claims—made and settled
  • Insurance policies 
  • Safety reports

Protect Your Fairfax Home and Business With Regular a Shredding Service Today!

When it comes to the security of your home and business, you can never be too careful. Fairfax Paper Shredding understands that, which is why our network providers offer mobileoff-site, and hard drive shredding. No matter what your shredding project entails, we’re here to help keep you safe and secure.

Simply fill out the form to the left, or give us a call at (703) 722-0606. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fairfax Paper Shredding
11325 Random Hills Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 722-0606