Depending on where you live, taking items from the trash could be legal. In states or cities where this is legal, once an item or document is left for trash, ownership of those items are lost. By shredding your important information, you can rest assured that identity thieves are unable to expose you to risks such as fraud, identity theft, harmful publicity, litigation or penalties.
It’s also a wise decision to destroy media that you no longer use, such as tapes of all sizes, disks, CDs, videotapes, cartridges, x-rays, hard drives, monitors and film.
Depending on your industry, document destruction could be (and likely is) the law. You are legally obligated to destroy documents that contain any personal information of your clients.
Additionally, you’re helping the environment by shredding. Your shredded paper can be recycled in several different ways, contributing to a global cause to improve the environment.
It's no secret that more and more information is being generated today. Whether this information be on paper, tape, or other media, properly managing it is critical to control costs, ensure efficiency and maintain compliance and confidentiality. R4 Services assists clients with the effective, secure and confidential management of their paper and non-paper destruction requirements. Visit our Shredding Services page to learn more!