Bay City, TX’s Document Shredding Solution

Bay City is actually named for its location on Bay Prairie, between the bottomlands of the Colorado River and Caney Creek. It was established when Matagorda County citizens voted to move the county seat from the little town of Matagorda to Bay City even though Bay City did not actually exist yet. Betting that an area about 25 miles inland from the Gulf would make a better setting for the county seat, a group of developers had purchased 650 acres and set aside one square mile for the town site. Once the voters decided to move the county seat, the group began selling lots and promoting the town.

It didn’t take long to attract people who wanted to live in the new county seat and do business here. Soon Bay City was bustling with residents and retail, manufacturing and service businesses. Bay City Rice Mills built its rice warehouse in 1901 and the next year opened the town’s first mill. Rice is still the top crop in the county today. Other businesses at that time included groceries, feed and farm implement stores, butcher and barber shops, confectioneries, and drug and dry goods stores. There was also a brick-making plant, broom factory, cotton gin, and lumberyard.

In 1901 the railroad reached Bay City, adding to the economic boom. In fact, by 1914, just 20 years after it was founded, Bay City had 3,156 residents enjoying the good life in a thriving community at the center of the largest rice producing area in the nation. Bay City had newspapers, churches, schools, banks, a public library, and a municipal waterworks. The town attracted dentists, doctors, bankers, lawyers and other professionals.

Dedicated to Keeping Bay City Safe

Proper document destruction is a very important part of doing business today. Not only does the law require proper data destruction, but clients and employees expect that you will safeguard their private information. Many consumers are concerned about identity theft, which has become the fastest growing crime in the U.S. It is also important to businesses that their trade secrets and confidential information are kept private. The consequences of improperly disposing of confidential information could cost your organization a lot of money, time, and embarrassment. Texas Security dedicates itself to keeping you protected by providing on-site shredding for your business or residence, one-time purges, and convenient drop off service.

Texas Security Shredding is Your Security Information Expert

TSS is committed to helping our clients develop policies and procedures that will safeguard their businesses and customers as well as providing outstanding service and competitive pricing.  TSS is your information security expert. We take our job seriously and are dedicated to providing solutions to our clients by providing:

  • On-Site NAID AAA Certified Document Shredding
  • Assistance with Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Training
  • HIPAA Employee Training
  • Identity Theft Prevention Training
  • Shred Days

Risks of Office Shredders

When you use office shredders, which are slow, unreliable, and inefficient, they are risky because they give the employee complete discretion as to whether a document should be shredded or discarded in the trash. Many business data breaches are the result of such policies. Corporate data breaches are costly in many ways. Here are just a few:

  • Criminal and/or Civil Penalties
  • Identity Theft
  • Exposure of Private Client or Patient Information
  • Theft of Trademark Secrets or Competitive Information
  • Loss of Client Confidence
  • Damaged Public Relations
  • Negative Media Coverage


When you pay an employee to shred documents what is done with the waste?  Most likely it is put into the trash.  We recycle all of our waste materials.

For every 1 ton of paper recycled:

  • 7000 gallons of water are saved
  • Between 17 and 31 trees are saved
  • 4000 KWh of electricity is saved
  • 60 pounds of air borne pollutants are not expelled

Documents you should be shredding

Wondering what kinds of documents should go through the shredder? Here are some examples:

  • Tax returns
  • Photo IDs
  • Bank statements
  • Voided checks
  • Employee pay stubs
  • Credit card information
  • Copies of sales receipts
  • Documents containing sensitive information such as name, address, phone number or email
  • Employment records
  • Optical Disks
  • Uniforms
  • X-Rays
  • License Plates
  • Pill Bottles
  • ID Badges
  • Hard Drives
  • Microfilm & Microfiche
  • Magnetic Tapes

Would you like to have your materials shredded?