Why Secure Document Shredding Is Still Important Today


As we progress further into the digital age, it’s easy to assume that the need for a consistent paper document shredding service is vanishing. However, that’s nowhere near true. According to the 2015 BakerHostetler Incident Response Report, 1 in 5 data breaches involve paper records. That’s right, 20% of the incidents handled in 2014 dealt exclusively with paper documents.

Cyberattacks and virus-packed software have been in the spotlight the past few years, but dumpster divers are still digging and it doesn’t help when companies are improperly disposing of hard-copy, personal information. In fact, this lack of protection can come in very unorthodox ways.

For example, last year, Safeway, Inc. was taken to court over the unlawful handling of  hazardous waste that also dealt with their improper disposal of customer medical information – not good!

Depending on your individual needs, AccuShred offers daily, weekly, monthly, or on-call destruction services. We provide, free of charge, specially designed secure locking bins or console units placed strategically throughout your office or facility.

For customers whose policies dictate that material be shredded at their location, AccuShred offers on-site document destruction. AccuShred employees pick up totes on a scheduled or on-call basis, and securely transport the material to our mobile shred truck, where it is immediately pulverized.

To learn more about the importance of how documents are shredded, please read our blog post: Does (Particle) Size Matter?