Blue-Pencil recommends a Shred-All Policy in your workplace where all paper documents are shredded no matter their significance.  This makes it simple employees to decide what is confidential or not.

If you do not practice “SHRED-ALL”, confidential documents may include, but are not limited to:

Paper Documents to Destroy

Accounting & Finance

  • Budgets and forecasts reports
  • Internal statements
  • Correspondence
  • Internal presentations
  • Strategies
  • Policies and procedures

Sales, Marketing and R&D

  • Training information
  • Price lists
  • Strategies and advertising plans
  • New product development plans
  • Customer contracts
  • Testing results, formulas, reports
  • Internal and customer presentations

Human Resources

  • Performance appraisals
  • Medical records
  • Payroll information
  • Resumes
  • Policies
  • Correspondence
  • Incident reports

Customer Service, IT and Administrative

  • Purchase orders
  • Customer and vendor lists
  • Customer and vendor contracts
  • Product/service quotations and pricing
  • System documents
  • Meeting notes
  • Correspondence

Operations and Supply Chain

  • Demand planning reports
  • Supplier records and contracts
  • Production and service schedules
  • Correspondence
  • Inventory reports
  • Procurement documents

Executive Level

  • Correspondence
  • Strategies
  • Legal contracts
  • Budgets
  • Letters
  • New business development plans

Goods and Products to Destroy

Keep non-paper products separate from paper documents. Contact us to schedule a service for your non-paper destruction needs.

Hard Drive and Media

  • Hard drives
  • Back up tapes
  • CDs, DVDs
  • USB drives
  • Smart phones
  • Tablets
  • Videotapes


  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Apparel
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Toys
  • X-Rays
  • Samples

Items that CANNOT be Shredded

  • Batteries
  • Ink cartridges and toners
  • Glass
  • Food
  • Pressurized containers

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At this time, we continue to provide our customers with shredding, storage and scanning services. Read our COVID-19 Position Statement for complete details.