Getting rid of confidential papers doesn’t have to be a hassle for your company. Shred With Us offers a safe and easy solution for eliminating secure documents on a regular basis. You can’t be too careful when it comes to your clients personal information so taking on a policy of regular shredding is the best way to keep that information from getting into the wrong hands. Fortunately, your options are ever growing, and Shred With Us is happy to offer regular scheduled pickups so you can feel confident that your paper documents are disposed of in the most secure setting. So how often should your office contract to shred those old papers? Check out some tips for deciding the best timeline for your needs.
● Legal retention. Certain records, such as health records must be kept for a certain amount of time. Get your records on a shredding schedule that correlates with the dates of records that can be legally discarded.
● Paper storage. If there are no legal limits on keeping data and you don’t have a lot of room for storing documents to be shredded consider scheduling less time in between scheduled pick-ups.
● One time clean out. If you have old documents that have been kept and need a one time clean out we can arrange for a “purge” of documents from storage without requiring any other scheduled pick-ups.
● Personal documents. Personal documents such as tax returns and bank statements should be kept for three years when the IRS statute of limitations runs out. Once a year may be enough to get rid of three year old documents for shredding.
If you are still having trouble deciding how soon you should shred call the experts at Shred With Us. For more information about how often to shred and which option will best suit your business and personal needs contact us too.