To SHRED or NOT to SHRED in Miami?

Narrowing down which documents and hard drives you should shred can be a difficult task. The amount you need to shred in order to protect yourself and your Miami business can be overwhelming. But once that information has left your possession, your security is out of your control. It's important to carefully consider what should be destroyed, and if you are unsure, we recommend putting it through the shredder anyway.

what to shred in MiamiWe've compiled a basic list of what absolutely needs to be shredded below. But there are additional documents that will need to be disposed of properly, so 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 employees are never unsure.

Why take a chance? Shred it.

Miami businesses should create a list of the types of documents that should be shred on a regular basis.

Miami Documents to Shred Regularly

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

  • Any document containing employee personal information

  • ID Cards & Badges

  • Document printed on Company Letterhead

  • Training Manuals

  • Insurance Information

  • Student Records & Applications

  • Medical Records

  • Payroll Documents

  • Medical records

  • Medical benefit plans

  • COBRA records

  • Client Services Records

  • OSHA logs

  • Employment applications—both hired and not hired


Accounting Documents:  

  • Accounting Records

  • A/R and A/P printouts

  • Bank Statements

  • Budgets

  • Unused Checks

  • Customer Lists

  • Credit Card Statements and Receipt

  • Invoices

  • Payroll Journal

  • Any Tax Documents


Legal Documents and Documentation:

  • Expired Contracts or Legal Documents

  • Insurance Agency Records

  • Legal Correspondence


Sales/Marketing Materials:

  • Customer Lists

  • Prospect Lists

  • Drafts of Sales & Marketing Strategies

  • Sales Reports


Operations Information:

  • Proprietary Data

  • Purchase Orders

  • Supplier Lists

  • Corporate Records

  • Procurement Requests

  • Production Reports

  • Shipping & Receiving Reports


Hard Drives and Electronic Media Devices:

  • 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

  • PC hard drives

  • Optical media, including CDs and DVDs

  • 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

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