This depends on whether you opt for on- or off-site shredding. In many cases, we will collect your documents and take them away to be shredded at our facilities. If required, however, we visit you and shred your documents on-site, allowing you or a member of your company to witness the shredding.
Paper documents stored at home present a risk for identity theft and business fraud. We provide a domestic document shredding service to help private individuals working from home to securely dispose of sensitive information.
It’s never been more important to keep sensitive information out of the hands of unwanted third parties. As a leading UK provider of secure document disposal services, Shredall SDS Group offers a home shredding service to help private individuals destroy confidential documents and hard drives.
Choose a fully compliant domestic shredding service
We offer both on-site and off-site document disposal services to suit all needs.
If you opt for an on-site service, the process is as follows:
Our fully trained operatives confidentially transfer the waste to our high-security MOD-approved shredding vehicles, then weigh it.
The destruction process is witnessed by an appropriate person from your company and carried out by our specially trained operatives. Our fast, efficient on-site shredding machines can shred around 3,000kg of paper per hour.
We issue a certificate of destruction showing the weight and details of the collection. This is a minimum requirement for anyone disposing of confidential waste.
Should you choose our domestic off-site shredding service, we follow a separate procedure to ensure GDPR compliance:
We arrange an ad-hoc collection or a schedule for regular collections.
Our fully trained operatives scan the barcodes on each receptacle, providing an audit trail that continues until the final invoice. They transfer the waste to our custom-built vehicle, where it’s securely locked in the rear.
Your confidential waste is transported to one of our state-of-the-art depots and is shredded within 24 hours. Our cross-cut industrial shredders can shred over 320 tonnes per day. Once all materials have been destroyed, we issue a certificate of destruction. This is a minimum requirement for anyone disposing of confidential waste and should be held on file for six years.
The shredded waste is baled and collected for recycling.
Home shredding FAQs
Given that confidential home shredding services have increased in popularity during the recent pandemic, it’s understandable that the concept may be a little unfamiliar to you. The FAQs below should help to answer some of your questions, but feel free to get in touch with any other queries.