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How To Properly Dispose of Patient Records in DC, MD & VA

Posted on: May 7, 2022

Whether you run a hospital, insurance agency, medical billing company, or another healthcare organization, you are subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This requires you to safeguard medical records to protect your patients’ privacy. When the time comes to discard patient records, you might be wondering about the approved disposal methods available to you. Shredding…

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What Receipts Are Safe to Throw Away? Which Should You Shred?

Posted on: May 1, 2022

Most businesses and homes accumulate mountains of paper over time, from employee and customer records to invoicing, financial, and record keeping. When it comes to receipts, it can be difficult to know which ones are safe to throw away, what you should keep, and which ones you should shred. Since the Supreme Court ruled that anyone…

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Is It Safe To Throw Away Receipts?

Posted on: April 29, 2022

Any resident of the DC metro area can say they’ve dealt with the massive pile of jumbled mess that is kept receipts. We get receipts for everything, from important medical visits to grabbing a pack of gum at the local convenience store. And most folks, in the name of security, will tell you that every last…

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How To Throw Away Old Bank Statements Properly

Posted on: April 1, 2022

Do you have years of old bank statements lying around? You may be ready to throw them out, but you’re not sure how. Is it safe to throw away old bank statements, or do you need to shred them first? According to the Federal Trade Commission, you should shred documents containing sensitive information, including bank…

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Do I Need to Shred Receipts?

Posted on: March 1, 2022

They fatten up wallets and pile up in purses: receipts, those little souvenirs we get when we spend money. Some of you may remember the days when stores printed your entire credit or debit card number on the receipt—which now seems unthinkable! It’s definitely safer now that just the last four numbers of our cards…

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The Difference Between On-Site & Off-Site Shredding

Posted on: August 27, 2021

Every business relies on paper documents as a source of information, record-keeping, communication, payroll, and more. Safeguarding client and customer data is a priority, but how can you ensure the integrity of your documents once they’re no longer needed? Professional paper shredding and document destruction is the most secure method of disposal available, which, in addition…

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What Kind of Shredder is Best for My Business?

Posted on: March 17, 2018

Whether you run a small business or a massive one, you probably understand quite well the important role that shredding plays in keeping your business secure and safe against data breaches and fraud. Knowing this, you’ll want to arm yourself with the right shredding equipment. But what is the right shredder? Will any old thing…

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What Tax Documents Do I Need to Shred?

Posted on: February 20, 2018

With tax season in full swing now, you’ve got a whole lot of highly sensitive information on your hands. It’s all very important, and very necessary for getting your taxes in order, handled, and filed by the looming April deadline. But once that time has passed, what do you do with your tax documents? Ideally,…

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Paper Recycling Risks

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Many modern businesses take part in recycling as a way to reduce environmental impact and help preserve our ecosystems. Something we can wholeheartedly get behind! But there might be some risks inherent to your recycling program that you’re not quite aware of, which is something the team at TrueShred wanted to tackle with you today.…

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How Long Do I Keep Medical Insurance Records?

Posted on: January 12, 2017

Although many organizations are converting to a more paperless environment, paper records remain a big part of business, particularly within the healthcare industry. When it comes to medical insurance records, copies are generated each time there is any activity on your account, and for many, that can mean a significant accumulation of paper over the…

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recycling Event To accommodate residential and small business clients, TrueShred offers a paper shredding drop-off option. Bring your medium sized boxes (Regular Bankers Box) of sensitive papers and for just $10 per box watch the
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