Here are a few ideas of what to purge
Out of date Literature
…Documents with vital information
*Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, binder clamps, spiral notebooks, etc. do not need to be removed before shredding occurs.
**Large pieces of metal or plastic should be placed in a separate location for destruction i.e. 3-ring binders, CDs, micro-fiche, X-rays,
Obsolete tax/bank records, loan information, marketing/sales strategies, customer lists, price lists, sales statistics, bid proposals, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, contracts, inventory lists, tax records, outdated business records, personnel files, cancelled or blank checks, medical files, education records, misprinted materials, or any confidential trash that may interest a competitor, a hacker, or an identity thief.