Drop-off Shredding Service

Why Shred?

Document shredding is a process used to destroy paper documents by cutting the paper into very small pieces. There are two main reasons why document shredding is important: to prevent identity theft and safely dispose of confidential information.

Identity theft is one of the fasted growing crimes. Even though we are in the cyber age and computer hacking is on also on the rise, most identity theft information is obtained through hard copy paper sources. One or two pieces of personal information from your garbage are all that is required to steal your identity.

What to Shred

  • Anything that has a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information
  • Address labels from junk mail and magazines
  • ATM receipts, Bank statements
  • Birth certificate copies
  • Canceled and voided checks
  • Credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
  • Credit reports and histories
  • Documents containing maiden name
    • (used by credit card companies for security reasons)
  • Documents containing name, address, phone or e-mail address
  • Documents relating to investments
  • Documents containing passwords or PIN numbers
  • Driver’s licenses or items with a driver’s license number
  • Employment records
  • Employee pay stubs
  • Expired passports and visas
  • Unlaminated identification cards
    • (college IDs, state IDs, employee ID badges, military IDs)
  • Legal documents
  • Investment, stock and property transactions
  • Items with a signature
    • (leases, contracts, letters)
  • Luggage tags
  • Medical and dental records
  • Papers with a Social Security number
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Receipts with checking account numbers
  • Report cards
  • Resum├ęs or curriculum vitae
  • Tax forms
  • Transcripts
  • Travel itineraries
  • Used airline tickets
  • Utility bills
    • (telephone, gas, electric, water, cable TV, Internet)