What Documents You Should Be Shredding

Messy pile of documents

Every day, trash cans are filled with information containing personal and confidential information that was casually discarded although it should have been shredded. The effects can be devastating and long-lasting. All businesses of every size produce documents comprised of sensitive information. Your business has an obligation to protect personal data and confidential strategic business information from being compromised.

Having a document destruction provider like All Points Mobile Shredding helps your company remain compliant with the latest legislation and protects your employees and customers.

Business Documents That Should Be Shredded

The following is a basic list of the types of documents and material that should be shredded:


  • Strategic Reports
  • Budgets
  • Legal contracts
  • Drafts of documents
  • Correspondence


  • Manuals
  • Training information
  • Activity & time sheets
  • Contracts
  • General service information
  • Health & safety issues
  • Appraisals & product testing

Human Resources

  • Payroll information
  • Performance assessments
  • Applications
  • Disciplinary reports & promotions
  • Medical records
  • Treatment programs


  • Vendor records
  • Vendor specifications
  • Vendor purchase orders
  • Vendor confidential information
  • Corporate records & pricing

Research & Development

  • Product development
  • New product information
  • Reports
  • Formulas, product plans & tests
  • Specification drawings & plans

Personal Information

  • Social security numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Bank account numbers
  • Home address & telephone
  • Other personal & private information


  • Payroll statements
  • Budget schedules
  • Internal reports
  • Supplier information
  • Customer lists

Sales & Marketing

  • Customer lists & contracts
  • Strategies & pricing
  • Advertising
  • Activity sheets
  • Training information

Individual & Personal Documents That Should Be Shredded

Individuals should also be shredding private and personal information that can land in the wrong hands and expose you to identity theft, liability, and frustration. The types of items identity thieves seek and that should always be properly destroyed include:

  • Expired credit and debit cards
  • Credit and debit card receipts
  • Unused credit card checks
  • Credit card statements
  • Pre-approved credit card offers and applications
  • Checking and savings account statements
  • Canceled checks
  • Investment account statements
  • Pension account statements
  • Paycheck stubs
  • Wage and earnings statements
  • Phone and utility bills
  • Retail invoices and statements
  • Tax returns and statements
  • Medical bills
  • Insurance claim information
  • Insurance policy information (auto, health, life)
  • Expired identification documents (driver’s licenses and passports)
  • Expired or unused hard drives

To get your documents shredded, visit one of our drop off shredding locations. Or for more information or for a quote, please contact us by phone or complete the contact us form on this page.

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