Paper shredded for business or consumer privacy needs can be recycled.
Since the early 2000s, new privacy standards in federal law have
required some businesses to perform document destruction. Under the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), some
businesses must destroy documents in order to protect patient privacy.
For more information on HIPAA, visit the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights web site.
Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), all
businesses must properly dispose of consumer information. For document
destruction requirements, visit the Federal Trade Commission web site and search under "FACTA."
See Recycling and Disposal Sites for businesses that provide confidential document destruction services along with recycling.