Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are some frequently asked questions about Atlantic DocuSHRED

Are you doing all you can to protect the privacy of your clients?

  • Confidential documents are everywhere in your organization. Printed confidential documents are produced every business day by every employee in your organization. Identity theft and corporate espionage are today’s fastest growing forms of fraud.
  • Unsecured documents destroy personal credit ratings, as well as business reputations and your company’s security, leaving your company open to legal repercussions.
  • Prevention by way of Secure Document Destruction is the best protection for both you and your business. Government Regulation now demands that all personal information be protected and destroyed.
  • Atlantic DocuSHRED’s secure document destruction program is tailored to meet your regulatory, privacy and confidentiality requirements. 
  • Compliance with these privacy policies isn’t just good business practice; it’s now the law. 
  • Atlantic DocuSHRED is your trusted partner for your Document Destruction needs.


  • Employees selectively decide what to shred and what not to shred, which could lead to the potential loss of information.
  • Boxes under desk unsecured.
  • Employees perform shredding activities and get distracted from job duties - degrades moral and productivity.
  • Employees without "need to know" may have access to confidential material about the organization, its clients or other employees.
  • You purchase and install a high volume shredder
    (a commercial grade shredder costs between $1,200 and $10,000). Don't forget to reorder supplies and perform monthly maintenance.
  • You dispose of messy shredded output, deal with paper dust issues, and haul 132 lb bags.
  • Paper is thrown away.



  • Economical and convenient, everything is shredded preventing loss of any information to the trash.
  • Free locked containers.
  • All hauling and shredding tasks performed by our bonded technicians - secure, reliable and productive.
  • Secure collection containers protect information from outsiders and unauthorized employees. Materials remain safe and secure until shredded.
  • We provide and maintain state-of-the-art industrial shredders, so you don't have to. Never worry about ordering supplies, broken equipment, expensive repairs or utility costs.
  • We confidentially destroy and remove all material, keeping your office clean and tidy.
  • We recycle all shredded output.


Who Should Shred?

This information can be as simple as a name and/or telephone numbers or as detailed as pertinent financial, contractual, medical, legal, or employment records. Regardless, by law all companies are mandated to destroy this information, not to do so increases potential liability to the holder of this information. 

  • Law Firms
  • Accounting Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Health Service Providers
  • Government Institutions
  • Crown Corporations
  • Doctors
  • Insurance Companies
  • Universities / Schools
  • Leasing Companies
  • Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Engineering Firms
  • Service Providers
  • School Boards
  • Retail Outlets
  • Hotels / Hospitality
  • Employment Agencies
  • Car Resellers
  • Casinos
  • Credit Reporting Agencies
  • Collection Agencies
  • Call Centers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Unions
  • Project Management Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Pharmacies
  • Tax Consultants
  • Consulting Firms
  • Rental Companies
  • Communication Companies
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Property Management Companies
  • Transportation Companies
  • Home Office
  • Customs Brokers
  • Utility Companies


What to Shred?

Confidential paper documents are everywhere in your organization, your future can only be protected by way of properly destroying these documents.

  • Tax Records
  • Legal Documents
  • Bank Documents
  • Financial Records
  • Customer Lists
  • Account Information
  • Invoices
  • Budget Plans
  • Insurance Documents and Records
  • Sales Forecasts
  • Marketing Material
  • Price Lists
  • Inventory Lists
  • Outdated Business Records
  • Credit Card Receipts
  • Credit Information
  • Blueprints
  • Employment Applications
  • Social Insurance Numbers
  • Cancelled and Blank Cheques
  • Competitive Information
  • Computer Records
  • Purchase Receipts
  • Correspondence
  • Bids and Quotations
  • R & D Reports
  • Obsolete Contracts
  • Phone Logs and Records
  • Internal Memos
  • Payroll Records
  • Personnel Files
  • Sales Reports
  • Account Records/Lists
  • Medical Records
  • Planning Documents
  • Official Notices
  • Training Information
  • Diligence Files
  • Intellectual Property Records
  • Signatures