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County Market Document Destruction Drop-Off

On-Site Information Destruction has recently expanded and added two new drop-off locations in your local County Markets for your personal document destruction needs. If you’re a business that has a large quantity of paper that could benefit from a paper shredding service in Springfield, IL or Champaign, IL we can come to you! Our partnership... Read More

Beginning of Year Purge

The new year is here, have you done your annual document or hard drive destruction yet? Every year your business accumulates new and sensitive customer data that they’re trusting you to protect. When your business has personally identifiable information (PII) you should always choose professionals for secure data destruction. When was the last time you... Read More

Why Pay To Shred Paper?

“Why should we pay to shred paper?” We get asked that question often, and honestly, it’s a good one! Simply throwing away your office’s old documents, financial records, and other paper seems like enough. Or, if you’re a bit concerned, buying a desktop shredder and having someone shred the important stuff ought to do it…... Read More

100% Recycled

A common question we get is – “what do you do with all the paper you shred?” The answer is simple: we recycle it! That’s right, 100% of the paper we shred is recycled. Your documents, folders, and other types of paper are cut into tiny pieces (too small to be pieced together) in our... Read More

Why Shred Hard Drives?

It’s not always obvious why a business would want to pay to securely shred hard drives. After all, who’d want them, and just what the heck could they do with them? Thieves. That’s who wants your old hard drives. And why? To steal personal information, bank account numbers, tax IDs, and other information they can... Read More

Thanks Governor Reynolds!

We were excited to co-sponsor the West Des Moines Chamber’s monthly luncheon last week, and especially to have new Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on hand to pick the winner of our iPad drawing. Jon Jackson with The Baker Group was the lucky winner of a new iPad. Congratulations Jon! The drawing by Gov. Reynolds came... Read More

Schools and Document Destruction

Those old student records filling cabinets, closets, and storage buildings? They’re a liability. What kind of liability? Both legal and regulatory. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the two biggest liabilities are: FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act HIPAA – Healthcare Insurance and Portability Act FERPA law require schools protect their student’s... Read More

Win iPad, Meet Iowa’s New Governor

On-Site Information Destruction is excited to co-sponsor the West Des Moines Chamber’s June monthly member luncheon, where Iowa’s new Governor, Kim Reynolds, will be the featured speaker. We’ll also have a drawing for a free iPad for one lucky attendee. The meeting is June 15th, 11:30am to 1pm at the Des Moines Country Club, 1600... Read More

Medical Records: Hold ‘Em, Then Shred ‘Em

How long do you need to hold onto medical records? And just as importantly – what to do with them after that? The short answer is that it differs by state, with Federal law itself varying. HIPAA requirements are for six years, while Medicare managed care providers have a ten year record retention requirement. Iowa... Read More

Is Re-Use Right for Hard Drives?

Old computers are often discarded, with smart businesses first pulling the hard drive and having it destroyed. There’s been a move by some data destruction and ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) providers to recommend degaussing or another method of “wiping” the data from the hard drives and then re-selling them. Is that the right way to... Read More