What to Shred in Irvine

Narrowing down which documents and hard drives you should shred can be a difficult task. In all honesty, there's a lot you should shred in order to protect yourself and your Irvine business. But once that information has left your possession, your security is out of your hands. It's important to carefully consider what should be destroyed, and to file it away in the meantime if you're unsure.

what to shred in Irvine, CAWe've compiled a basic list of what we think is worth your consideration below, but be sure to do your research on topics like industry-specific guidelines. Create a list of the types of documents that should be shred on a regular basis for your personal reference, so that you, your family, and your Southern California employees are never unsure.

Accounting Documents:  

  • Accounting Records
  • Payroll Journal
  • A/R and A/P printouts
  • Budgets
  • Bank Statements
  • Unused Checks
  • Customer Lists
  • Credit Card Statements and Receipt
  • Invoices
  • Any Tax Documents

Documents Relating to Employees, Clients, Students, Etc.:

  • Any document containing employee personal information
  • Document printed on Company Letterhead
  • ID Cards & Badges
  • Training Manuals
  • Insurance Information
  • Student Records & Applications
  • Medical Records
  • Medical records
  • Payroll Documents
  • Medical benefit plans
  • COBRA records
  • Client Services Records
  • OSHA logs
  • Employment applications—both hired and not hired

Operations Information:

  • Procurement Requests
  • Proprietary Data
  • Purchase Orders
  • Production Reports
  • Supplier Lists
  • Corporate Records
  • Shipping & Receiving Reports

Legal Documents and Documentation:

  • Expired Contracts or Legal Documents
  • Legal Correspondence

Hard Drives and Electronic Media Devices:

  • PC hard drives
  • Optical media, including CDs and DVDs
  • Fax machines, scanners, copiers, and printers
  • Mobile devices like cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, tablets and laptops
  • Legacy magnetic media like floppy drives, zip disks and magnetic tapes
  • USB removable media such as pen drives, thumb drives, flash drives and sticks
  • Memory cards, including SD, SDHC, MMC, compact flash, microdrive and memory sticks
  • Embedded flash on boards and devices, including motherboards and peripheral cards such as network adapters or any other adapter containing non volatile flash memory
  • RAM and ROM-based storage devices
  • Biomedical devices such as physiologic monitors, infusion pumps, ventilators, MRI, CT, and diagnostic ultrasound and laboratory analyzers

Insurance Documents 

  • Accident reports 
  • Claims—made and settled
  • Insurance policies 
  • Safety reports 

Sales/Marketing Materials:

  • Sales Reports
  • Market Research
  • Customer Lists
  • Prospect Lists
  • Drafts of Sales & Marketing Strategies

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