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As of June 1st, 2005, FACTA, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act became federal law.

What does this mean to your business? All Businesses are now required to destroy any and all personal information relating to an individual. Aroostook Shredding can take care of all your shredding needs at a low cost. Contact us to find out how we can help make your business compliant with this legislation.

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Discarded paper shreds only tell the bad guys what to take.

The shredded material from your office shredder is fairly easy to put back together. Software is available specifically for the purpose of recreating these documents. If your shredded documents are just thrown away with the rest of the garbage, you are simply showing the bad guys what to take!

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Office shredders can cost twice as much as a shredding service.

Think about this: the average small office spends 15 minutes of personnel time each day on document shredding. When you take into account wages and benefits for your staff, as well as depreciation and maintenance of the shredder, it costs at least $95.00 per month to shred with your office shredder. Our scheduled routine services start at just a fraction of this cost.

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Employees shouldn't be responsible for shredding their own information.

Isn't it common sense that lower level employees shouldn't be tasked with destroying sensitive payroll and labor related information? Do you want a disgruntled employee to be able to take your proprietary information to the competition? The better solution is to thoughtfully select a secure paper shredding service and get the job done right.

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Office shredders are a safety hazard.

In the last five years there have been reports of more than 50 injuries resulting from the use of office shredders, including lacerations and lost fingers. While these incidents are isolated, office shredders have sharp blades that can injure someone if they're not careful.

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Don't become vulnerable in an Audit or Lawsuit.

Document shredding, in and of itself, provides no record of compliance. Participating in our scheduled routine service shows that you are not arbitrarily picking what needs to be destroyed before an audit or lawsuit. In the event of a privacy violation, audit, or complaint, you may be asked to produce proof of destruction. Aroostook Shredding provides a mailed confirmation of destruction for your records.

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Documents should not be saved beyond their legal retention period.

Most documents have legal retention periods ranging from one to seven years (retention periods will vary depending upon the type of document.) View Records Retention Schedule.

Shredding documents after the expiration of their retention period will save your company valuable space and storage charges. It will also guarantee that sensitive information contained in those documents will not be exposed to unauthorized individuals.