Government Mandates, Conservation and Recycling
Although compliance is voluntary, at The Shred Authority we employ all reasonable means to guarantee that shredded materials are recycled to the highest degree. Several federal acts encourage recycling, including:
- a) 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act, which provided financial help for waste programs;
- b) 1970 Resource Recovery Act, which expanded the effort for waste programs;
- c) 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which created strict requirements of environmental safeguards for landfills and incineration programs.
All of these laws have had an impact on recycling activity in this country. In addition, about 40 states in the US have established recycling goals.
a) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 regulates the healthcare industry in the US and assures that healthcare organizations are responsible for the secure electronic transmission, secure storage and disposal of patient information.
b) Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLB) requires financial institutions to develop precautions to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information, and to protect against unauthorized access to or use of such records. This includes secure storage, disposal, and sharing of confidential information.
d) Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act. FACTA is intended to combat consumer fraud and related crimes, including identity theft, and to assist its victims. Specifically the act requires the destruction of papers containing consumer information.
We are keenly aware of the implications of HIPAA, GLB, FACTA and other privacy rule requirements established by federal and state legislation. The Shred Authority procedures are designed to service our customers with the highest level of security, consistent with of standards of this legislation and AAA NAID certification.
The Shred Authority is NAID Certified for Mobile & Plant-based Operations endorsed for Paper/Printed Media, Micro Media, Computer Hard Drive & Non-Paper Media destruction, adhering to the stringent security practices and procedures established by the National Association for Information Destruction.