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Post Tax Season To-Do

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Congratulations! You’ve finished filing your taxes for the year. Although the stress of tax season is now lifted off of your shoulders, you need to figure out what to do with all the documents. But don’t worry. The experts at TrueShred have advice on what to keep and what to dispose of. When you need…

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The Document Destruction Process

Posted on: April 14, 2016

TrueShred’s mobile shredding service operates throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. We use a meticulous process to ensure convenience and a secure chain of custody. View our document destruction process below (click the photo to enlarge). Why TrueShred Shreds On-Site Document security experts suggest that off-site shredding services are subject to greater risks. When…

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The Difference Between On-Site & Off-Site Shredding

Posted on: April 11, 2016

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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How Long to Keep Documents Before Shredding

Posted on: March 7, 2016

While we currently live in a digital era, it’s still easy to become consumed by paper. In an effort to reduce clutter and free up valuable space, home and business owners alike need to make time throughout the year to review paper stacks, piles, and files, and eliminate what is no longer needed. While the…

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Documents to Shred After Tax Season

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Everyone has their own method of mapping out the year, but for many, it’s simply divided in two: before tax season, and after tax season. The period leading up to filing, is often fraught with tension, even for the most organized individual or business. After filing, residual tension can be explained by not knowing which documents to…

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Have an Efficient & Secure Tax Season

Posted on: January 20, 2016

April 18th will be here in the blink of an eye—are you prepared to have your taxes filed by then? As a business owner in the DC metro area, you’ve probably begun gathering your documents. But you’re not the only one getting prepared—identity thieves are getting ready too! What does this mean for your DC…

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Three Reasons to Steer Clear of an Office Shredder

Posted on: December 29, 2015

When it comes to shredding confidential documents, you should leave it to the professionals. And we aren’t just saying that because it’s our job! Shredding important documents in a personal office shredder can be devastating to your company if the remnants falls into the wrong hands. At TrueShred, we help to properly dispose of your…

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Benefits of On-Site Shredding for Small DC Area Businesses

Posted on: December 1, 2015

How do you discard documents that contain valuable information about your company? If you simply throw them in the trash, you need to stop what you’re doing right now! Without properly destructing sensitive documents before throwing them away, you are making it easier for fraudsters to steal your confidential information. Not only that, but there…

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4 Documents You Should Shred Right Now

Posted on: November 19, 2015

Start fresh in the New Year—throw out any unnecessary paperwork and documents that are cluttering your Northern Virginia home. But clearing out your documents can cause confusion. What is safe to throw out? What needs to be shredded? What should be kept temporarily—or forever? Throwing away confidential information in the trash can put you and…

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Identity Theft: Document Shredding Can Protect Your DC Business

Posted on: November 13, 2015

For all organizations, no matter how big or small, preventing fraud should be a top priority—unless you want to deal with the tough repercussions later on. Identity theft doesn’t just refer to consumer information, it also refers to business identities being compromised by frauds trying to steal company assets, client list, or credit card information.…

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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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