Shredding Combats COVID

How Shredding Combats COVID

Document Destruction

According to the Healthcare Environmental Resource Center, healthcare facilities create close to two billion pounds of paper and cardboard waste every year. With the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, paper waste has significantly increased. Covid-19, which causes the coronavirus, is very infectious, which means that hospitals and doctors are seeing a dramatic increase in patients. Paper gowns, paper masks, paper on the examination tables, and even paper that wraps bandages and other supplies are being used much more because of this pandemic. Using recycled paper that has been through a sterilization process to make more of these paper products helps with protecting the environment, with alleviating the shortage of paper products, and in keeping recyclable material out of the waste stream.

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Tax Season: What Documents to Shred Now

Document Destruction, Business Shredding

With tax season upon us, many people are not sure which tax documents they need to keep and which ones to shred now. If you are a business, you should have a retention schedule that tells you which documents to keep and which documents to shred. However, employee payroll records are often tax documents, and those should be kept for up to seven years. As an individual, you should keep most tax documents for at least three years, while you need to keep some for up to six or seven years. If you are an individual, you might need shredding services once per year, while businesses, depending on the type of business, might need our services every week.

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Identity Theft Protection with Royal Document Destruction

Protecting Your Identity with Document Destruction

Document Destruction

Most people don’t think of identity theft when they throw away junk mail. But having that one piece of information might be all they need to complete a profile on you to steal your identity. Even junk mail that has your address on it should go in the shredding bin. Our shredding services provide document destruction when you need it, whether it’s once per year or every week. Even other seemingly innocuous documents, such as your child’s report cards have identifying information and should be shredded if you don’t plan on keeping them. Like junk mail, people don't think about what is on their hard drives -- these should also be shredded to protect your information. 

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Shred local with Royal Document Destruction

The Benefits of Shredding Local

It’s no secret that protecting sensitive data is a huge concern. While there are tons of document destruction companies, having a local shredding company on your team can help save time, money, and provide an additional layer of protection to documents being destroyed. No company wants to run the risk of having internal documents and information compromised. When using a local company, you’re able to build a relationship with the owner and employees to quickly resolve any issues if they arise. You’re also able to monitor what’s going on, including utilizing on-site services if they are available. It’s much easier to run over to a company that’s in town to help solve a problem or utilize your risk management team rather than having to travel long distances. For some organizations, having a document disposal company that’s far away just won’t do.

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Secure Shredding with Royal Document Destruction

Documents Your Ohio Business Needs to Shred Now

Business Shredding

One of the biggest myths around is that shredding documents will keep information safe. It really depends on the type of shredding that takes place. Having documents professionally shredded will help alleviate data breaches because they use commercial shredders designed to add an additional layer of protection to the document destruction process. Many people don’t realize that hard drives need to be shredded as well. Being educated on what needs to be shredded professionally can alleviate a lot of headaches down the road.

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Declutter with Royal Document Destruction

Declutter Your Home or Office with Royal Document Destruction

Document Destruction, Business Shredding

No matter what the protocol is at your office, almost all businesses are guilty of letting the clutter pile up over time. Busy office managers and supervisors swear they'll get to it soon, but that day takes months to actually come around. If you're like most companies throughout the US, you likely start clearing everything out either at the very end or very beginning of the year. But ideally, you should be decluttering throughout the year rather than waiting for it to pile up — and it's not just because everyone in the office will work better when they're not distracted by clutter. If you want to stay compliant with state and local laws, you need to be getting rid of sensitive information so there are fewer chances of a security breach. 

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Schedule Retention and Document Destruction

Document Destruction

When your business receives or creates documents, you should have a list with the received date or creation date. This creates a retention schedule so you know when you can send the documents out for document destruction. In many cases, your business has to save records for seven to ten years – but holding onto documents for so long eventually causes a space issue. Instead of running out of space or having to rent a less-than-secure storage locker, creating a schedule retention list and destroying the documents that are outdated keeps your documents safer.

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The Importance of Professional Hard Drive Destruction

Hard Drive Destruction

Your old hard drive may seem irrelevant or out of date, but it likely contains data that could prove extremely damaging for your business and your valued customers. Often, hard drives include such sensitive information as Social Security Numbers, bank account routing numbers, and medical records. This data is rarely encrypted, making it shockingly easy to access for those with even modest technical skills.

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The Value of Our NAID Certification

NAID Certification, NAID

The Value of Our NAID Certification

When dealing with sensitive documents, it's important to seek assistance from only the most reliable shredding services. Without proper certification, however, it's impossible to truly know whether a particular provider is trustworthy. Hence, the value of the NAID AAA certification, which instills greater confidence in those seeking dependable shredding services. 

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What Gets Stolen from Old Hard Drives

Hard Drive Destruction

Your old hard drive is in high demand, and those that want it would rather not pay for it. About one-third of companies and individuals do not adequately wipe hard drives before discarding them, and those hard drives are like gold to identity thieves. Researchers at BT, a UK telecoms company, Longwood University in Virginia, the University of Glamorgan in Wales and the University in Perth, Australia found tons of personal information, including financial information, on used hard drives they bought at computer fairs, online and at retail outlets. Instead of taking a chance that you didn’t wipe all the sensitive information off your old hard drive, contact Royal Document Destruction for professional hard drive destruction services.

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