Professional Paper Shredding for Accountants

Understanding the Benefits and Requirements of Professional Paper Shredding for Accountants

All businesses whether big or small have the responsibility of maintaining proper records and books to take into account all the business activities they have performed. This has to be done for a number of purposes like filing tax returns, auditing any financial reports or for a review among various other things. They need to summarize, gather and analyze certain facts to come to a conclusion. Once these records have served its purpose, the big question of how long it has to be retained and how it has to be disposed of comes into the picture. One way to ensure legal compliance is to use Professional Paper Shredding for Accountants.

The Various Laws Pertaining to Shredding Documents and Records for CPAs

Thanks to so many cases of financial fraud coming out these days, the laws with regards to document destruction have become a lot stricter. A lot more emphasis is being given to an accounting professional’s document accountability and ethical conduct to maintain the privacy of the clients. Here are certain laws and regulations that every company needs to take care of before destroying them:


According to FACTA or The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act which came into effect in 2003, all documents that contain classified consumer information have to be properly disposed of. By proper disposal we mean pulverizing, shredding or burning in such a manner that no information whatsoever can be reconstructed from them.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act

According to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which was enacted in 2002 all companies have to retain each and every electronic and paper record they generate for a minimum of five years. The act also requires that public companies evaluate and disclose their internal control which means that an internal document destruction and retention policy is decisive.

Graham-Leach-Bliley Act or GLBA

According to this act which is also known as Financial Services Modernization Act, all financial institutions need to have a proper written information security plan.

Benefits of Professional Paper Shredding for Accountants

Although most businesses have now installed their own shredder in their office, here are some reasons why you need to look beyond them:

Leave the Staples In!

You do not have to remove paper clips or staples from the documents as most ShredGreen, Inc. shredding trucks destroys them without any difficulty saving you time and paper cuts.


ShredGreen, Inc.comes to your organization instead of you coming to us. So you do not have to bother loading and unloading boxes or stacks of paper.


When you outsource the document shredding process to ShredGreen, Inc., the security is guaranteed as the documents go stra
ight to the shredder from your office. The best part is all the shredded waste gets recycled.

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Why Just Shred, When You Can ShredGreen?

We Recycle 100% of all shredded paper. In fact, for every ton of shredded paper recycled we save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 yd.³ of landfill, 4000 kW of power, 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, and 700 gallons of water.

For more information about understanding disposal requirements for destruction of sensitive paper & hard drive records please contact ShredGreen, Inc. at (813) 975-1100 or fill out the quick quote form below. ShredGreen Mobile Paper Shredding operates on ethical principles and maintains a high level of integrity when quoting prices and performing mobile shredding services. We look forward to helping your business maintain the necessary security and privacy required, following all legal requirements, while using environmentally friendly processes.

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ShredGreen Tampa

Serving Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough
Tampa Florida
Phone: (813) 975-1100
Fax: (866) 537-1707

About Us

ShredGreen was founded in 2003 by Jeremy Kitchen with the primary goal of offering clients industry-leading environment-friendly document destruction services.