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If you’ve ever spent an afternoon hunched over the office shredder to dispose of that week’s secure documentation, you might have thought ‘can’t someone else do this’. Well the good news is yes, they can, and it doesn’t even have to be someone in your office. Professional shredding companies have developed their services to help you dispose of your shreddable waste – from paper to disks, hard drives, uniforms or computers. The services offered comply with all UK legislation, but have so many more benefits for your business.



By ensuring your confidential documents are being shredded on site (as opposed to being taken away) you are drastically increasing your level of security. This is due to the fact that your documents are not leaving your premises or your control, so the risk of them not being kept confidential is lowered significantly. As an added bonus, the trucks and vans used to shred your documents on premises have been specifically designed to store documents securely and destroy them instantly. The containers are secure and protected by lock and key until their disposal at a recycling centre. This means that your documents, even once shredded, aren’t accessible once they are inside.


Guaranteed Compliance

As a business dealing with confidential personal data, you have certain legal responsibilities about how you handle that data. The Data Protection Act controls how organisations can use personal information, right down to how they dispose of it once they are finished with it. Data must be kept safe and secure, and not be kept longer than lawfully permitted. Once use has concluded, the data must be securely and completely destroyed, proof of which must be available. As shredding professionals, we are fully compliant with the latest ISO standards for confidentiality and secure destruction. We can also provide you with a certificate of destruction for each batch or paperwork you shred, which constitutes legal proof that you have fulfilled your obligations.


Environmental Benefits 

When your paperwork is placed into one of our on-site shredding trucks, that is not the end of its journey. Once that truck is full, all of that shredded paper is then taken to a recycling plant where 100% of it is recycled. With every tonne of paper recycled, you can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 275 pounds of carbon monoxide and other harmful gasses generated by landfill. Each standard sheet of A4 paper can be recycled between 5 and 7 times, which means that your efforts to recycle really do add up to demonstrable change and a much greener business.


Time Savings

Time can be just as valuable as money, and by having your business documents shredded on site by an outsourced and trusted paper shredding company you save both time and money. The process of accumulating paper to give to your on-site shredder is much quicker than gathering paper and shredding it yourself, which can be incredibly time consuming and frustrating. Using an on-site shredding service also means any time delays caused by phone calls interrupting, taking breaks, letting the shredder cool down or getting it fixed if it breaks are all eliminated thanks to our industrial shredding vehicles.


If you have not tried shredding your documents on site using a specialist shredding company, we hope this article has convinced you to give it a try. The process really is painless and quick, and by choosing to put your business’ shredding requirements into the hands of a shredding professionals, you are giving this deep responsibility to a certified, ISO compliant company. For more information about our services, get in touch today.