What You Can Shred

  • Address labels from junk mail and magazines
  • ATM receipts
  • Bank statements
  • Birth certificate copies
  • Canceled and voided checks
  • Credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
  • Credit Reports and histories
  • Documents containing maiden names (used by credit card companies for security reasons)
  • Documents containing names, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses
  • Documents relating to investments
  • Documents containing passwords or PIN numbers
  • Driver’s licenses or items with a driver’s license number
  • Employment pay stubs
  • Employment records
  • Expired passports and visas
  • Unlamented identification cards (college IDs, State IDs, employee ID badges, Military IDs)
  • Legal documents
  • Investment, stock and property transactions
  • Items with signature (leases, contracts, letters)
  • Luggage tags
  • Medical and dental records
  • Papers with a Social Security number
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Receipts with checking account numbers
  • Report Cards
  • Resumes or curriculum vitae
  • Tax Forms
  • Transcripts
  • Travel itineraries
  • Used airline tickets
  • Utility bills (telephone, gas, electric, water, cable TV, internet)
  • Customers addresses
  • Customers names
  • Drafts of contracts & Proposals
  • Education Records
  • Insurance Information
  • Loan Information
  • Market Analysis
  • Obsolete contracts & Proposals
  • Patient Billing Information
  • Patient Names
  • Payroll & Personnel information
  • Purchase & service orders
  • Sales Information
  • Shipping information
  • Tax returns & records
  • CD Roms
  • Computer Disks & Floppies
  • Film
  • Hard Drives
  • Microfilm & Microfiche
  • Videotapes
  • X-rays

⊗ What NOT to Shred

  • Binder Clips
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Hard bound books
  • Plastic
  • Trash
  • Binders
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