Creating a Shred Policy for Your Business

Posted by John Barwick on Oct 16 2020

It’s easy for shredding to take a back burner to other organizational initiatives, but it’s critical to develop policies, procedures, and practices that support organizational and client security. Proprietary business information and confidential client information – like credit card numbers and social security numbers – leave organizations every day in the form of paper waste. This information can quickly land in the hands of ill-willed criminals, looking to steal priority information or compromise the security of your clients by hacking into their bank accounts or stealing their identity.  A carefully considered document destruction policy can help you mitigate risk, protect your assets, and provide your clients with the privacy the expect and deserve from your organization. Here’s everything you need to know to get started.

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Topics: document managment, Shredding Services

Prepare For The New Tax Deadline With Mobile Shredding

Posted by John Barwick on Jun 10 2020


The coronavirus has managed to throw a wrench into nearly all of our 2020 plans, including when and how we file for taxes. The IRS and the Treasury Department have extended the deadline to July 15 for taxes and even contemplated extending the timeline until September. This has not made anyone exempt from paying taxes, but it has given people the chance to get their bearings and (hopefully) catch their breath during the pandemic. Now that you have more time though, you may want to consider how you're preparing for the new deadline on the horizon. Learn more about why you should take care of shredding tax documents and how it could save you some hassle down the road. 

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Topics: mobile shredding services, Shredding Services

How to Protect Your Businesses Data with Document Destruction

Posted by John Barwick on Feb 26 2020

All businesses have confidential data, whether it’s just the contact information and business model of a sole employer or a large business with many employees. Every business also has customers, and that data might include contact information, social security numbers – depending on the type of business and financial information. Lawyers and medical professionals have even more personal information. Businesses need to protect all of this information during the time they are required to keep the information and when they are permitted to destroy files. When employees destroy documents, you are not keeping confidential information safe. Instead, professional document destruction by River Mill Data Management ensures that your documents are safe from prying eyes.

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Topics: 100% shredding policy, data security, Shredding Services

The Importance of Document Destruction and Schedule Retention

Posted by John Barwick on Dec 27 2019

In today’s climate of identity theft, it’s important to dispose of sensitive documents the right way. There are many options for document destruction but having a solution that allows you to monitor what’s going on can save time and money. Partnering with a mobile shredding services company can provide peace of mind and assist your risk management team in ensuring the process is smooth and confidentiality is protected.

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Topics: data management, document security, Shredding Services

How Much Does Mobile Shredding Cost?

Posted by John Barwick on Oct 10 2019

A mobile shredding company can be worth its weight in gold when it comes to protecting its customers from potential identity theft and fraud. There are plenty of ways to shred your valuable information as cheaply as possible, but these services tend to be as ineffective as they are inefficient. To get the most from your home shredding services, you need to consider what it really means to have your information floating out there in a way that is either fully or partially accessible. We'll tell you more about what it really means take care of your documents, so you never have to worry about the consequences of your data in the wrong hands. 

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Topics: data destruction, DIY, Shredding Services

5 Document Shredding Facts You Need to Know

Posted by John Barwick on Jun 05 2017

Just because your paper shredding routine is on autopilot doesn't mean it's safe and efficient. You may be spending too much time shredding documents, or worse, putting your customers and employees at risk of identity theft. Here are five document shredding facts you need to know:

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Topics: Shredding Services

How Does Scheduled Shredding Benefit Your Business?

Posted by techsupport on Apr 03 2017

With identity theft on the rise, it’s critical that your sensitive business documents are securely shredded at the end of their useful life. But how those documents are destroyed is really important. Here, we highlight several ways scheduled shredding benefits your business.

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Topics: Shredding Services

The Benefits of One-Time Shredding

Posted by techsupport on Dec 23 2016

Almost every business has old documents and files that are kept longer than necessary. The reasons for information hoarding are unlimited but not necessarily logical. There are just as many justifications for why and when outdated and expired records should be destroyed. Here are several ways one-time shredding—to rid yourself of those unneeded documents—benefits your business.

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Topics: Shredding Services

The 3 Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Clients from Identity Theft

Posted by techsupport on Jun 23 2016

Identity theft shouldn't be taken lightly. If your clients become victims due to your company’s negligence, it could cost your business legally and financially and ruin your reputation. Here are the three most effective ways to protect your clients from identity theft.

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Topics: Document Scanning and Imaging, Document Storage, Hard Drive Destruction, Shredding Services

3 Reasons You Should Outsource Your Shredding and Destruction

Posted by techsupport on May 26 2016

Achieving a productive and profitable business means analyzing the processes in your organization. One area that’s often overlooked is the shredding and destruction of confidential documents and information. In-house shredding and destruction may seem like a low-cost, risk-free task—but in reality, the opposite is true. Here are three compelling reasons to outsource the shredding and destruction of your sensitive information:

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Topics: Shredding Services

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