On-Site Document Destruction - Security is the name of the game! When records are not shredded on-site, there is no means of establishing the exact date that a record is destroyed. In the event of a legal dispute, this could be a legal necessity. Although a Certificate of Destruction may be issued, it does not transfer the responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the materials to the contractor. If private information surfaces after the vendor accepts its, the court is bound to question the process by which the particular contractor was selected. Any company not showing due diligence in their selection of a contractor that is capable of providing the necessary security could be found negligent.
Flexible Schedules - Weekly, Bi-Monthly, and Monthly Services to accommodate your needs.
Clean-Out Service - Keep efficient and keep secure. Destroying stored documents that have reached the end of their retention period eliminates potential liability and frees up expensive storage space. Federal Rule 26 requires that, in the event of a lawsuit, each party provide all relevant records to the opposing counsel within 85 days of the defendant's initial response. Routinely destroying stored records, shows that a company exhibits good practice in protecting confidential material and limits the amount of materials it must search through to comply with this law.
Internal Personnel Should Not Be Responsible To Destroy Certain Information. Payroll, labor relations, legal affairs, bids, customer lists and other confidential materials should not be entrusted to lower level employees for destruction.