What are those numbers?

If you’ve ever turned over your water bottle, plastic cup or shampoo bottle you may have noticed a number inside the recycling symbol. Ever wonder what the numbers mean? There are 7 different kinds of plastics and these are all identified with numbers, known as a resin identification code. The various types of plastics need to be recycled separately and …

Why re-use a cup?

Are you a coffee drinker? If so, check this out! We stumbled across this info-graphic from Factory Direct Promos, a company that manufactures recyclable and reusable bags. We loved it, and so we are sharing it with you. Let us know – do you re-use or recycle your paper cups?

Community Shred Day

This Weekend we have our first community shred day of the fall with all proceeds benefiting the Catonsville Lions Club’s charitable projects. Check back for more shredding events in the Baltimore area!

Avoiding Identity Theft

In 2000, when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began keeping specific statistics on identity theft, the number of complaints it received from identity theft victims was 31,000. A 2003 FTC survey estimated that 12 percent of American adults had been the victim of some form of identity theft in the previous five years. In the most recent FTC study, Maryland …

What NOT to recycle

The types of paper collected for recycling can differ from organization to organization. Listed below are some general guidelines that follow Vangel’s standard recycling parameters. If you don’t find the details here, please check with your organization’s recycling coordinator or contact Vangel and we’ll be happy to help you find the answers you need.

Secure Shredding

Vangel’s shredding and recycling process ensures that customer information is monitored, secure and insured every step of the way. Call us at 1-800-SHREDDING. According to federal regulations, virtually every business has data that needs to be rendered incapable of use and identification prior to disposal—including electronic sources of information. Vangel’s shredding and recycling processes ensure customer information is monitored, secured, and insured every step …

When to Shred

[intro]With Vangel’s willingness to customize a pick-up schedule to meet our clients’ needs, almost anytime is a good time to shred. According to NAID: [/intro] Shred on a regular schedule. Sporadic shredding may be misconstrued as suspicious. Use your shredding contractor for ALL of your shredding. If some documents go to your shredding contractor on a regular basis and some …

What Items Can I Shred?

According to the National Association for Information Destruction, every business has information that requires destruction. From price lists and correspondence to personal information pertaining to employees and customers, every business is entrusted with information that must be kept private. Vangel can help you determine the specific types of data your organization needs to destroy, as well as an appropriate destruction …

Why Shred?

Based on current Federal regulations, virtually every organization has data that needs to be rendered incapable of use and identification prior to disposal. Today’s environment necessitates that businesses attain and maintain compliance with these regulations or possibly face steep fines. In-house shredding is one possible means of compliance but according to the National Association for Information Destruction, using a professional …