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What to Shred

Knowing what to shred is vital to safeguarding your privacy and protecting your organization.

Paper consumption continues to increase, despite the advances in technology. So does the risk of information falling into the wrong hands. American Document Services paper shredding solutions reduce that risk.

Personal data and confidential information on your company, your employees or your customers needs to be protected. It’s not just good practice. It’s the law. A shredding program designed for you by American Document Services helps keep you compliant with your legislation. Download a copy of our Retention Guide here.

Knowing what to shred is vital. With American Document Services as your shredding services partner, it’s easy. American Document Services secure document destruction process empowers organizations, big or small, to make sure this information is secure.

Although individual needs may vary, here is a good indication of what to shred.


Executive level

  • Strategic Reports
  • Budgets
  • Legal contracts
  • Correspondence

Human Resources

  • Payroll information
  • Performance appraisals
  • Applications
  • Disciplinary reports and promotions
  • Medical records
  • Treatment programs

Research and Development

  • New product information
  • Reports
  • Formulas, product plans and tests
  • Specification drawings

Accounting and Information Technology

  • Payroll statements
  • Budget schedules
  • Internal reports
  • Supplier information
  • Customer lists


  • Manuals
  • Training information
  • Activity sheets
  • Contracts
  • General service information
  • Health and safety issues
  • Appraisals, product testing, etc.


  • Supplier records
  • Supplier specifications
  • Supplier purchase orders
  • Supplier confidential information
  • Corporate records

Sales and Marketing

  • Customer lists and contracts
  • Strategies
  • Advertising
  • Activity sheets
  • Training information

Protect yourself, your company and your customers, and let American Document Services safeguard your privacy.