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Free Credit Report

By admin_as | Jan 20, 2014

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that requires each of the three largest credit reporting companies— Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide consumers with a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months. This will only occur if you make the request. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the…

Destroying Personal Documents: Family History in Papers and Photographs

By admin_as | Oct 18, 2013

The largest family history library in Utah came to American Shredding with a unique shredding situation. They required a small shred size and a secure shredding system installed on-site that they could monitor themselves, and they wanted to be sure that all the shredded material was recycled. Due to the extremely small particle size of the…

Product Disposal – Atlantis Casino

By admin_as | Oct 18, 2013

Atlantis Casino came to us with a challenging task: they needed to securely destroy and replace $40 million worth of poker chips, and wanted to do so in an environmentally friendly fashion. The secure destruction of the chips was of the utmost importance to Atlantis, as they could not risk the potential for fraudulent use…

Five Paper Shredding Myths to be Aware of

By blogadmin2012 | Aug 7, 2013

There is often confusion when it comes to document shredding. We want our customers to be clear about who should shred and why it’s important. We hope these myths will provide clarity in regards to any hesitations you may have. 1)    Your company is too small for a shredding service The size of your company…

More “Savings” with American Shredding

By blogadmin2012 | Jul 24, 2013

It is evident that today more than ever; businesses are making it a top priority to thoroughly protect their vital documents…and they should! Whether these papers consist of documents pertaining to their company, or customers, with the ongoing issue of identity theft the need for proper storage and secure disposal is only increasing. Sure, there…

5 Ways We Are Contributing to a Sustainable Environment

By blogadmin2012 | May 23, 2013

1.    SAVING TREES When we shred and re-use paper, we prevent further destruction of our forests. Producing new paper directly from trees consumes a large amount of energy and water. Even worse, the process of this transformation releases pollutants into our atmosphere. Recycling one ton of paper saves roughly seventeen trees and 7,000 gallons of…

5 of the most interesting items destroyed by American Shredding

By admin_as | May 11, 2013

5 of the most interesting items destroyed by American Shredding January 10, 2013 Erik Brown of Salt Lake City made his list. What is on yours? 1. Fur Coats – Protecting Sales Revenue – A clothing company needed to protect future sales by destroying knock-off coats that were made to mimic their product. 2. Headphones…

5 Mistakes People Make Managing Their Waste Stream

By admin_as | May 11, 2013

Also by Erik Brown, Salt Lake City 5 Mistakes People Make Managing Their Waste Stream 1. ASKING THE CURRENT GARBAGE HAULER FOR IDEAS The current garbage hauler has absolutely no incentive to help in this area. It’s like asking someone to cut their own wrists. They want to maximize their revenue, which means they will…

5 Mistaken Assumptions of Document Management

By admin_as | May 11, 2013

5 Mistaken Assumptions of Document Management Erik Brown of Salt Lake City offers his overview of mistaken assumptions: 1. It is a mistake to assume a service provider is following security protocol every time, without investigating further. We have seen errors made by service providers time and time again, who do not properly train their…

CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR DESTROYING KETCHUP BOTTLES

By admin_as | May 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR DESTROYING KETCHUP BOTTLES JANUARY 9. 2013, Oakland, CA American Shredding, a Green Planet 21 LLC member company, is currently designing a project workflow to destroy plastic bottles that are full of ketchup. When we install this system at a client’s ketchup plant in the next three months, it will be the…