Government Mandates, Conservation and Recycling in Grand Rapids & Holland, MI

Although compliance is voluntary, we employ all reasonable means to guarantee that shredded materials are recycled to the highest degree. Several federal acts encourage recycling, including:

1. The 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act, which provided financial help for waste programs;

2. The 1970 Resource Recovery Act, which expanded the effort for waste programs;

3. The 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 U.S. have established recycling goals.

Federal Law

1. The 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.

2. The 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.

3. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) - amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Act 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, Sarbanes Oxley, Gramm Leach Bliley and other Privacy Rule requirements established by Federal and State legislation. Advanced Document Destruction procedures are designed to service our customers with the highest level of security.

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