Come to the Los Angeles branch and get your documents shredded on-site for FREE*. Shredding is a quick and convenient way to dispose of sensitive information that provides added security against identity theft.
|What to Shred||What NOT to shred|
|Any office paper, any color||Cardboard|
|File folders, any color||Common trash|
|No need to remove staples, paper clips, rubber bands or small binders||Hazardous materials|
|Plastic or metals|
|CDs or DVDs|
Why you should shred
- Protect your identity. Identity thieves want your personal information. Don’t risk the potential for identity theft, shred instead.
- Keep organized. Reduce the amount of paperwork laying around your house or office.
- Protect the environment. Save trees, water, electricity usage. All shredded documents are recycled.
What should you keep? What should you shred?
The Federal Trade Commission has looked at experts’ advice and compiled a summary of how long they recommend keeping certain documents. Read more here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/05/pack-rats-guide-shredding
How long should you keep records?
According to the Internal Revenue Service “The length of time you should keep a document depends on the action, expense, or event which the document records.” Read more here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records