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What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Identity theft is a fast-growing crime that affects an increasing number of people every year. If you think you’re a victim of stolen identity, you should take certain steps immediately to prevent your credit from plummeting and help you recover from the incident. Then, you can protect yourself from being a repeat victim by taking…

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How to Properly Dispose of Patient Records

Posted on: July 7, 2017

Whether you run a hospital, insurance agency, medical billing company, or another health care 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.…

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DIY Paper Shredding vs. Hiring a Professional Shredding Company

Posted on: June 19, 2017

We’re not certain anyone would really call paper shredding fun, per se. But it is certainly a task that needs doing, lest we all be swiftly buried in a veritable mountain of useless cellulose and lost productivity (we can practically feel the papercuts). But should the task belong to in-house personnel, or should you outsource…

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Why a Document Retention Policy Is Important for Your Business

Posted on: June 5, 2017

A fancy way of saying “paper management,” document retention policies are a method of organizing documents and paperwork within your business on a consistent basis. A retention policy is typically pursued as a way of organizing and presenting, allowing you to make more educated decisions on what can be destroyed, what needs to be kept,…

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4 Reasons You Need to Shred Your Old Media & Electronics

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Deciding how to handle non-paper media and old electronics can be a challenge for many businesses. Through routine use and staying up to date, you can accumulate massive amounts of junk and mess, much of which is hard to destroy or rid yourself of easily. Thus, your best solution comes to light by way of…

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How to Improve Office Productivity With Shredding Services

Posted on: May 9, 2017

Many of the advantages that a shredding service can provide are somewhat obvious. But did you know that outsourcing your shredding needs to document destruction professionals can actually give you a big boost in overall productivity? It’s true! And today the team at TrueShred in DC metro is going to tell you the why and…

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Is There Paper Shredding Near Me in the DC Area?

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Do you ever find yourself asking, “Is there a professional shredding service near me?” If so, and you’re located in the DC metro area, then the team at TrueShred has some good news! Not only is there a shredding service in the DC metro area, but you just found us! TrueShred has been providing superior…

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Should I Outsource My Shredding Needs?

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Though keeping things in-house is often appealing and tends to be a choice frequently made by most businesses, outsourcing plays a vital role in helping to keep your business running smoothly and efficiently. But do you need to outsource something like document shredding? At TrueShred, we’d say yes! As the leading professionals in secure document…

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Is It Safe to Throw Away Receipts?

Posted on: March 20, 2017

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…

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What Happens to Shredded Paper?

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Whether it’s a one and done deal or an ongoing service, when you call on TrueShred for secure shredding and document destruction, we provide. Our team comes directly to you, saving you the time and hassle of having to handle it all on your own. The TrueShred team arrives at your Virginia business, handles all…

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Aug 12 @ 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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