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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 last…

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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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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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Are There Benefits of Filing Taxes Early? And What Happens if I File After the Deadline?

Posted on: December 13, 2016

Tax season is a stressful time of year, even for those with the most straightforward of returns, and that stress is amplified even further as the April 15th deadline looms closer. One of the best ways to alleviate those feelings of dread is to start planning well in advance of mid-April, and if possible, file early.…

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7 Tips to Minimize Security Risks in 2017

Posted on: December 6, 2016

Theft of physical and digital information continues to increase in the DC area, and businesses need to take every precaution to protect themselves, as well as client and company information. Regardless of the size of your organization, a security breach can cost more than just money, with irreversible damage to your reputation, loss of customers, and potential…

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Document Retention Policies for Non-Profits

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Non-profit organizations, like any other type of business, tend to generate a great deal of paper—and chances are not all of it needs to be kept on file. The question is, exactly what does need to be kept and what can be safely destroyed? Because they are tax-exempt, non-profits are held to a different standard by the…

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Feb 13 @ 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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