Published 9th of May 2019

Security breaches can be extremely costly for businesses. GDPR was recently brought in to protect the personal information of individuals in Europe, highlighting the importance of data protection. It states that once sensitive information no longer serves its purpose, it must be destroyed securely. Shredall are fully compliant with GDPR and we have outlined our GDPR compliance here.

Shredall SDS Group provides a Certificate of Data Destruction and a Waste Transfer Note to their customers which confirms the destruction of confidential waste, in compliance with the Data Protection Act. A Certificate of Data Destruction provides the customer with proof that their waste has been securely discarded and outlines the date, time and employees who witnessed the shredding. This protects the company from any possible breaches of security during disposal and provides an audit trail which can be kept on file.

We can shred a variety of different items, including Print Waste, I.T and Media, Digital & Hard Drives and Product Destruction. You will receive a Certificate of Data Destruction for all of these materials.

The Data Destruction Process

The first step in the process is the collection of waste. We can provide lockable bins, data consoles and sealable bags before collection to store your sensitive material. We offer both on-site and off-site shredding for your convenience. All of our members of staff are security vetted, DBS checked and wear Shredall SDS Group branded uniforms. We are serious about security and ensure that we comply with BS 7858:2012 screening.

Once the shredding is complete, we issue the Certificate of Data Destruction and Waste Transfer Note, which includes the weight and details of the collection, so that you have a complete audit trail. These certificates must be kept on file for 6 years.

The waste is then baled at our depot and sent to a recycling centre to be turned into tissue-based products. We are dedicated to recycling and are proud to recycle 100% of our paper waste.

Secure Onsite Shredding

Our processes fully comply with the BS EN15713 Secure Destruction of Confidential Material, the standard specified by the BSIA (British Security Industry Association). This is an important accreditation as it provides a specific framework for businesses to follow, to ensure the secure destruction of confidential material. It also directs business towards recycling the shredded material. You can read more about our recycling process here.

Onsite shredding is contained within our mobile shredding vehicles. They have the capacity to shred 3,000kg of paper per hour for fast and efficient service. The shredded material is cross-cut shredded into an unidentifiable product, in line with the current European standard (EN15713). The destruction process is witnessed by an appropriate person from your company and carried out by our specially trained operative. The shredded waste is then compacted into the rear compartment of the vehicle, locked and transported to our depot, where it will be baled and picked up for recycling.

Secure Offsite Shredding

Off-site shredding is completed at our depot within our secure facilities. You arrange when you’d like us to collect your confidential waste. We can work out a schedule for regular collections, or simply visit as and when you need us. Documents will be shredded within 24 hours in our state of the art machinery, which is capable of shredding 320 tonnes per day, making it more environmentally friendly and extremely cost effective. Once all materials have been destroyed we’ll issue a certificate of destruction. The shredded waste is baled and picked up for recycling.

In Summary

With the rise in legislation surrounding data protection, it has never been more important to dispose of personal data safely and securely. Shredall SDS Group will ensure that your waste disposal process is secure every step of the way. Contact our team to discuss the best shredding services for your business.