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Top Three Reasons Why You Need to SHRED Even if You Have a Recycling Bin

You may a have heard or even thought to yourself, “I just a need recycling bins to dispose of my papers”. This method while satisfying an environmentally friendly initiative fails to follow the appropriate security procedures to protect information.

Top Three Reasons Why You Need to SHRED Even if You Have a Recycling Bin

You may a have heard or even thought to yourself, “I just a need recycling bins to dispose of my papers”. This method while satisfying an environmentally friendly initiative fails to follow the appropriate security procedures to protect information. Even if you work in a small company and/or are under the impression you don’t deal with confidential documents, it only takes one sheet of paper with confidential and/or Personal Identifiable information (PII) to lead to a security breach. Having a professional shredding company properly shred your documents provides protection for yourself, your organization, and your clients.

Read below for the top three reasons why shredding is still needed:

1. Protect PII Any information containing confidential data or PII can be subject to a breach. According to NYS law According to NYS law, PII is considered the combination of a person’s name in combination with their social security number, driver’s license number, and/or bank account information. Confidential documents such as organization records of any kind should be protected and adequately destroyed.

2. Limit Access Due to the nature of recycling bins not having a lid or a lock, the event in which someone can access documents they shouldn’t be accessing is very high. Having a securely locked container, whether it is a console or toter, with only designated persons having keys, prevents any wandering hands from accessing confidential documents. More information can be found on our secure console and toters page.

3. Receive Proper Certification As part of the National Association for Information Destruction, a professional shredding service that is AAA Certified issues a Certification of Destruction to all clients which in turn provides a sense of confidence that all records have been destroyed. Lincoln Archives is proud to be NAID AAA Certified and even prouder to be the only family owned shredding company in Buffalo NY that holds this certification.

Understand the various security procedures a part of the NAID AAA Certification below:



While recognizing the great impact of recycling, recycling should continue to be done only after documents are is properly destroyed. All of the materials at Lincoln Archives, including document destruction and electronic equipment destruction materials , are recycled following destruction.

Author: Kathryn Turner, Marketing Coordinator



by Kathryn Turner

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