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What to Shred

what to shred

Once you allow information to leave your Bethesda location—whether by depositing it in the trash or in the hands of a recycling company—you’ve lost control. Unfortunately, you open yourself or your business up to risk any time you carelessly discard a document with sensitive information on it. Businesses in Maryland can easily be faced with lawsuits on the grounds of mishandled information, even if the sharing of that information was entirely accidental.

Don’t Risk It—Shred It!

Destroy These Documents Regularly

Employee-related information

  • All payroll documents
  • Personnel issues including performance appraisals and disciplinary reports
  • Job application
  • Anything with employee addresses and personal information
  • Training manuals
  • Outdated medical records


  • Contracts
  • Legal correspondence
  • Records from your insurance agency
  • Expired contracts and legal documents


  • Budgets
  • Internal accounting reports
  • Customer lists
  • A/R and A/P printouts
  • Bank statements
  • Unused checks
  • Credit card statements and receipts


  • Corporate records
  • Purchase orders
  • Supplier lists
  • Procurement requests
  • Proprietary data

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


  • Prospect lists
  • Customer lists
  • Drafts of sales strategies
  • Marketing related documents

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late—Get FREE, No Obligations Quotes on Shredding in Bethesda Today

At Bethesda Document Shredding, we make it our top priority to provide you with flexible, affordable, and trustworthy service options. Whether you’re looking for on site shredding, off site shredding, or hard drive shredding, we’ll match you with the right service that best suits your security interests.

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Bethesda Document Shredding
4800 Hampden Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (240) 668-0318