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.

The shredded waste is then compacted into the rear compartment of the vehicle, locked and transported to our shredding depot in Glasgow or Nottingham, where it will be baled and collected for recycling.

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.

All of the above is carried out as per BS EN 15713 or equivalent.

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.

Will you take my documents away or shred them at my house?

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.

Should I remove any staples, clips or plastic from my documents before you arrive to collect?

No, this isn’t necessary – the state-of-the-art machines at our facilities and in our on-site shredding lorries will remove any plastic or metal parts so that the paper can be recycled.

Do your on-site domestic shredding services create a lot of noise?

Although our shredding machines do make some noise, they can handle a large volume of paper so the process is over very quickly, helping to minimise any disturbance.

What happens to all of the paper once you’ve taken it away and shredded it?

At Shredall SDS Group, we’re serious about our commitment to protecting the environment. We recycle 100% of paper waste and follow the guidelines set out in the ISO 14001 Environmental Certification.

Is your domestic shredding service on a one-off or scheduled basis?

We offer both one-off and scheduled shredding services. Contact us today to find out more.

What our clients have to say

I just wanted to pop a note over to say your guy collected the shredding this afternoon and was really friendly and did a great job. The boxes weren’t easy to lift and he just got on with it, even waited while I taped up a box that had been damaged by the forklift. Thank you.
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