Off-site shredding, where we collect and transport waste to be shredded at our depot, is a secure, cost-effective way to safely destroy confidential waste.
You can have complete confidence in our security measures once the waste leaves your site. As well as providing a full audit trail, we also invite you to visit us at any time without an appointment.
How our off-site shredding process works:
- We arrange an ad-hoc collection or a schedule for regular collections.
- Our full 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.
- Confidential waste is transported to one of our secure state-of-the-art depots and is shredded within 24 hours. Our cross-cut industrial shredders can shred over 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. 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 at UK paper mills.
Off-site shredding and compliance
Our off-site shredding is fully compliant with the BS EN15713 Secure Destruction of Confidential Material, the standard specified by the BSIA (British Security Industry Association). This covers security levels, vetting of employees (to BS 7858), customer contracts, and recycling. This helps to deliver confidence as all paper is cross-cut shredded to an unidentifiable end product, and that each service must have a full audit trail, conform to the Environmental Agency and government legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Lockable consoles, bins and confidential sacks.
We offer a range of lockable bins, secure consoles, roll-on roll-off skip container hire, paper waste bins and paper sacks for you to store confidential paper waste in ready for off-site destruction. To find out more, visit the Receptacles section of our site or contact our team of shredding specialists.