paper shredding and document destruction - Dallas & Austin

Every business of every size produces paper material comprised of sensitive information.

Your business has an obligation to protect personal data as well as confidential strategic business information from being compromised.

Having a document destruction provider such as Balcones Shred helps your company remain compliant with the latest legislation. A major aspect of shielding confidential information is to know what to shred and what to retain until it is legally appropriate destroy it.

Following is a basic guidepost for the type of materials that should be shredded as well as those that have a set amount of time tied to retention.


  • 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


  • 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

Personal Information

  • Social security numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Bank account numbers
  • Home address and telephone
  • Other personal/proprietary information

Sales and Marketing

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

The paper records listed above may just scratch the surface for your business given the electronic age we live in today. Balcones Shred recommends you protect your company and clients by considering what your electronic waste (e-waste) destruction needs may be.

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