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Why Choose a Certified Shredding Company?

Posted on: January 25, 2023

Why Choose a NAID Certified Shredding Company? Even as the world becomes more digital, paper documents and files still exist. These documents often contain sensitive information that shouldn’t fall into the wrong hands. When it’s time to dispose of paper documents, you are required do so in a way that protects confidential information. One secure…

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

Posted on: May 7, 2022

  In This Post: How Long Should You Retain Medical Records in DC, MD & VA? Disposing of Patient Records Properly in DC, VA & MD Establish Patient Record Security Protocols Remember To Destroy Electronic Records, Too Partner With a Secure Document Shredding Company   Whether you run a hospital, insurance agency, medical billing company,…

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

Posted on: May 1, 2022

  In This Post: To Shred or Not To Shred? Shredding 101 Process Secure Shredding Services in Metro DC   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…

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Is It Safe To Throw Away Receipts?

Posted on: April 29, 2022

  In This Post: What Receipts Get Shredded? What Receipts Are Safe To Toss? Should I Use Professional Shredding Services?   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…

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How To Throw Away Old Bank Statements Properly

Posted on: April 1, 2022

  In This Post: Documents to Shred Immediately Documents to Shred After One Year Documents to Shred After Seven Years Documents to Shred at the Correct Intervals Documents to Keep Forever   Do you have years of old bank statements lying around? You may be ready to throw them out, but you’re not sure how.…

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Do I Need to Shred Receipts?

Posted on: March 1, 2022

  In This Post: When to Shred Receipts Alternatives to Paper Receipts When You Shouldn’t Shred Secure Shredding in Maryland, Virginia, & DC with TrueShred   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…

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The Difference Between On-Site & Off-Site Shredding

Posted on: August 27, 2021

  In This Post: What is On-Site Shredding? Benefits of On-Site Shredding What is Off-Site Shredding? Benefits of Off-Site Shredding 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…

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What Kind of Shredder is Best for My Business?

Posted on: March 17, 2018

  In This Post: What Kinds of Shredders Work Best? Why Choose Professional Shredding Services?   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…

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What Tax Documents Do I Need to Shred?

Posted on: February 20, 2018

  In This Post: What Needs to Be Kept? What Can I Shred Now? 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…

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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade From an Office Shredder

Posted on: September 25, 2017

Do you depend on your faithful office or personal shredder day in and day out to handle your document security and waste paper removal needs? If so you probably understand quite well just how frustrating the little machines can really be! Or maybe you prefer to stick to your guns and tough it out. At…

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Feb 11 @ 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
Dennis R. Akers, Audit Supervisor - Virginia Department of Taxation

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