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As a leading provider of commercial and residential shredding services in Hartford, Connecticut and the surrounding areas, FileShred is frequently posting our up-to-date company and industry news stories here on our blog. Explore the posts listed below to see what’s going on at FileShred and across the shredding services industry.


Where Does the Shredded Paper Go?

Where Does the Shredded Paper Go?

August 9, 2018

At FileShred, we're asked all the time what happens to shredded documents once the truck pulls away. The answer is actually quite simple. Your old and unwanted documents become something useful...

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Residential Shredding: It Really Exists

Residential Shredding: It Really Exists

July 23, 2018

Residential Shredding: It Really Exists At FileShred, we get asked, "Do you do residential shredding?” every day. People often sound surprised, and then they're happy to learn that we do in fact...

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Identity Theft: It Could Happen to You

Identity Theft: It Could Happen to You

July 9, 2018

Identity Theft: It Could Happen to You Reduce your exposure to identity theft with onsite document shredding services. If you think identity theft only happens to other people, then you would...

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Protect The Information in Your Office!

Protect The Information in Your Office!

June 27, 2018

Protect The Information in Your Office! The confidential information about your business and your clients is all over your office. Know the weak places that need to be addressed so you can prevent...

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Auto Dealerships Need Document Shredding Services

Auto Dealerships Need Document Shredding Services

June 20, 2018

Auto Dealerships Need Document Shredding Services When someone buys or leases a new car, the majority of the time they finance the transaction. To get the necessary financing, people have to...

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Protect Your Credit Card Information

Protect Your Credit Card Information

June 13, 2018

Protect Your Credit Card Information The Federal Trade Commission reported in March of 2018 that identity theft was the second biggest category in consumer complaints. This number amounts to...

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Shredding for Your Law Firm

Shredding for Your Law Firm

June 6, 2018

Shredding for Your Law Firm Let’s face it, lawyers deal with a lot of paper. Look around your office. There are old files stacked in individual offices, and the file room is running out of space...

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Employee Error and Data Breach

Employee Error and Data Breach

May 29, 2018

Employee Error and Data Breach More than one-third of data breaches are the result of employee negligence, error, or intentional acts. When it comes to business information on paper, you have a...

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Information Security is Important! Document Shredding is Your Best Option!

Information Security is Important! Document Shredding is Your Best Option!

May 23, 2018

Information Security is Important!  Document Shredding is Your Best Option! Information security protects the private and confidential information of individuals, businesses, and organizations of...

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Old Computers Could Bring New Problems

Old Computers Could Bring New Problems

May 14, 2018

Old Computers Could Bring New Problems All computers have a hard drive. That hard drive is an electronic storage device for everything you have done on that computer. If someone was to get access...

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You Use Paper More Than You Think!

You Use Paper More Than You Think!

May 3, 2018

You Use Paper More Than You Think! It is estimated that between 85% and 90% of corporate information is not accessible through computer networks because it exists in the form of paper documents....

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Discover Green Shredding Services

Discover Green Shredding Services

April 25, 2018

You probably already know about the convenience of a shredding service, but did you know there are environmental benefits to having your documents securely shredded? When you choose to have your...

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Top 10 Reasons You Need Professional Document Shredding Services

April 18, 2018

You can't be too careful when it comes to protecting your data in this day and age. It seems like there's some kind of major security breach every day. With so many people in the world looking to...

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Are Personal & In-Office Shredders Dangerous?

Are Personal or In-Office Shredders Dangerous?

April 10, 2018

It's no secret that small paper shredders are inefficient, but did you know that personal and in-office shredders can actually be incredibly dangerous? It's true! These DIY shredders can present fire...

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Professional Shredding Services Can Save Your Company

Professional Shredding Services Can Save Your Company

April 4, 2018

There are individuals out there that do nothing but try to steal information about your company, clients, and employees to make money. Ponemon Institute’s “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global...

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Why Every Business Needs a Document Shredding Program

Why Every Business Needs a Document Shredding Program

March 28, 2018

Why Every Business Needs a Document Shredding Program Document destruction should be part of every business’s normal operating procedures. The information you use every day has to be protected...

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Join Us for Shred Day: Fight Back Against Fraud

Join Us for Shred Day: Fight Back Against Fraud

March 21, 2018

Join Us for Shred Day: Fight Back Against Fraud According to the most recent findings from the American Bureau of Justice Statistics, cases of identity theft have continued to increase across the...

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Why Do I Need Document Shredding?

Why Do I Need Document Shredding?

March 14, 2018

Why Do I Need Document Shredding? All paper documents, at some point, outlive their useful purpose. When you dispose of them, they need to be securely shredded. There are a number of reasons that...

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Shredding is Better Than Recycling

Shredding is Better Than Recycling

March 6, 2018

Shredding is Better Than Recycling Over 60% of all harvested trees are used to make paper and pulp. Paper usage in the average office is growing at 22% per year. 45% of every piece of paper that...

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7 Things to Ask a Shredding Service Before You Hire Them

7 Things to Ask a Shredding Service Before You Hire Them

February 26, 2018

7 Things to Ask a Shredding Service Before You Hire Them With the rise in identity theft and corporate espionage, it's more important than ever for Connecticut residents and business to shred...

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Outsourcing Document Shredding is a Good Business Decision

Outsourcing Document Shredding is a Good Business Decision

February 18, 2018

Outsourcing Document Shredding is a Good Business Decision It Saves Money Outsourcing your shredding needs to a mobile document destruction company is actually more cost effective than shredding...

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Estate Shredding Services hartford ct

Estate Shredding Services

February 9, 2018

Estate Shredding Services When you've been given the task to conclude an estate, that may include disposing of documents that are no longer needed. All estate documents earmarked for disposal need...

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How a Document Shredding Truck Works

February 2, 2018

How a Document Shredding Truck Works The mobile paper shredding truck is the tool that document destruction companies use to come to your Connecticut location to destroy your confidential files...

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Paperless Office-Not So Fast

January 25, 2018

Paperless Office-Not So Fast Document shredding services is an important service for every business in Connecticut! The paperless office is a goal but it is a long way off.  The actual use of...

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Moving your Connecticut Office? It’s a Good Time to Shred!

January 18, 2018

Moving your Connecticut Office? It’s a Good Time to Shred! When you’re moving your office, it’s time to go through things and decide what to keep and what to move.  It doesn't pay to move...

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Shredding Helps Prevent Corporate Espionage

January 11, 2018

Shredding Helps Prevent Corporate Espionage Corporate espionage is on the rise. Help protect your business from becoming a victim with on-site document shredding services. Competing for...

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On-site Document Shredding, It really exists!

January 4, 2018

On-site Document Shredding, It really exists! Many people are surprised to learn that there is a professional service that will come to your office or home to destroy your confidential...

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Do You Have a Security Plan for Your Paper Documents?

December 31, 2017

Do You Have a Security Plan for Your Paper Documents? Even with today’s office technology and efforts to become paperless the use of paper in the average office continues to grow. So the need for...

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Why It’s Important to Destroy Digital Data

December 22, 2017

Why It's Important to Destroy Digital Data Before the digital age, businesses and households mainly focused on destroying paper documents to protect sensitive and confidential data. Many people...

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The Wastebasket is Your Enemy; Professional Shredding Services are Your Friend

December 16, 2017

The Wastebasket is Your Enemy; Professional Shredding Services are Your Friend It’s normal to just put things in a wastebasket when you don’t need them anymore. However, with identity theft...

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How to Make Room for the Holidays by Clearing Your Paper Clutter

December 5, 2017

How to Make Room for the Holidays by Clearing Your Paper Clutter The end of the year is a great time to clear out the clutter in your home. For many people, that means sorting through a lot of paper...

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How to use a shredder to clean a house

November 30, 2017

How to use a shredder to clean a house Hire Residential Shredding Services for a Neat, Organized Home Whether you are preparing to move, clearing part of your home for renovations, or just...

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Why You Should Secure Your Medical Records

November 21, 2017

Why You Should Secure Your Medical Records Better safe than sorry – being careless with patient records can lead to unpleasant consequences for health care providers. According to Ponemon...

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Shredding vs Recycling

November 16, 2017

Shredding vs Recycling Recycling does not mean Secure Document Shredding Giving your confidential documents to a recycling company does not mean your private information is being handled and...

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Recycling Does Not Mean Secure Document Shredding

October 30, 2017

Recycling Does Not Mean Secure Document Shredding Giving your documents to a recycling company does not mean your private info is being handled and destroyed securely. The only true way to...

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Charity Shredding Event is a Huge Success

October 12, 2017

Charity Shredding Event is a Huge Success When you’re a local business, that comes with a lot of responsibility. It’s important to support the people who have helped you over the years. That...

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Protect Your Identity with a Shredding Service

October 12, 2017

Protect Your Identity with a Shredding Service The recent Equifax hack was a wake-up call for many Americans. Personal info for millions of people was potentially compromised. This has led many to...

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Our Convenient Services Save Time Shredding Documents

August 22, 2017

Our Convenient Services Save Time Shredding Documents Shredding documents holding sensitive information is an important part of preserving your data security. If you own a business, it's even more...

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How Are We Going Green With Our Shredding Services?

August 10, 2017

How Are We Going Green With Our Shredding Services? From the home office to the professional production environment to the elementary classroom--wherever you look today, you're likely to see paper...

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What Does HIPAA Really Say About Information Security?

August 4, 2017

What Does HIPAA Really Say About Information Security? HIPAA regulations require healthcare organizations to keep patient information secure and private, but what does this act really say about...

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Disposing Your Hard Drives the Secure Way

June 21, 2017

Disposing Your Hard Drives the Secure Way Technology plays a huge role in our lives. We use it to manage our paperwork, personal finances, businesses, and so much more. Imagine how much sensitive...

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Document Disposal on Your Schedule

June 12, 2017

Document Disposal on Your Schedule As light as a sheet of paper is, a drawer full of them can get heavy fast. If you have built up a large collection of old documents, you know how much space...

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How to Choose the Best Document Shredding Services in CT

May 23, 2017

How to Choose the Best Document Shredding Services in CT Identity theft affects everyone: both businesses and individuals. So now more than ever, it is important to shred all your documents before...

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You’re Not Being as Safe as You Think

May 5, 2017

If you follow our blog regularly, you know that FileShred is proud to be NAID certified. NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) is an international associate that regulates the...

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Is Your Company at Risk Due to Improper Document Shredding?

March 16, 2017

Most people don't often think about information theft. They take security measures for their home, their car, their money, but it doesn't usually occur to people to safeguard their sensitive data...

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Document Destruction Doesn’t Happen in Your Trashcan

March 2, 2017

A common thing victims of digital identity theft often say is, "But I deleted all my files!" This is concerning for us at FileShred for a number of reasons, the primary one being the reason for...

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Complying with HIPAA Policies in 2017

February 1, 2017

Last year saw a considerable amount of reinforcement efforts and resolution agreements from the Health and Human Services branch of HIPAA, as well as further compliance monitoring from OCR. This...

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FileShred Recieves NAID AAA Certification!

January 31, 2017

With more and more companies providing data destruction services throughout the country, the need for regulating the quality and security of these services increases as well. The National Association...

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The Shredding Industry & Paper Recycling

January 22, 2017

A common question we get at FileShred is "What happens to the paper after it's shredded?" It's an understandable query given the incredibly high volume of paper we shred through on a regular basis....

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Benefit from Hard Drive Destruction in Hartford

January 12, 2017

The vast majority of businesses has gone digital. Gone are the days of having all your documents in a file cabinet or desk drawer. Because of this, many business owners think their information is...

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What Types of Documents Are Valuable to Identity Thieves?

December 8, 2016

Did you know that nearly 90% of identity thieves use sensitive information gained from print sources rather than those found online? Many people are surprised by this statistic, assuming that their...

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11 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Paper Shredding

November 15, 2016

You might think that the task of paper shredding is a little like watching paint dry, but you’d be wrong. Document destruction not only has a fascinating history, but it is also essential to...

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5 Reasons You Can’t Afford NOT to Use a Document Shredding Service

September 29, 2016

You’ve got stacks of paper piling up in your office. Most of it is completely unnecessary, documents you’ll never look at again. A lot of it contains sensitive information that should be seen by...

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Think You Know All About Identity Theft? These 4 Facts Will Shock You.

August 29, 2016

You’ve heard all kinds of stories about people who have had their identities stolen, but you never think it could happen to you. Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is for a thief to get ahold...

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Join Our Annual Shredding and Food Drive Event in September!

August 19, 2016

Join us on Saturday, September 17th from 9am - 12pm at 2 Bridgewater Rd in Farmington, CT for our annual shredding and food event. See all the details...

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To Shred or Not to Shred? A Beginner’s Guide to Safely Discarding Sensitive Information

August 3, 2016

Did you know that approximately 15 million U.S. residents have their identities used fraudulently each year? Identity theft is a real and growing threat. In fact, there is a one-in-33 chance that you...

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