Important Information Regarding Confidential Waste Collections and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see the below notice to all Shred Station customers.

Shred Station is closely monitoring the impacts and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is regularly updating staff and customers on the situation and the necessary preventative measures.

As a responsible business, internal arrangements have already been executed to increase awareness. This includes the display of information posters, promotion of good hygiene practises, and the company-wide distribution of hand sanitising gel.

At the time of writing, Shred Station is providing a normal service and is following all guidelines issued by the UK Government and Public Health England to help play our part in minimising the potential spread of the virus.

We recognise our obligation to maintain confidential material collections from customers in a safe and healthy way. Having discussed our business operations with the Health Protection Team, it has been affirmed that our precautions are sufficient at this time. Should any of our staff members become infected with the Coronavirus, we have plans in place to cope with isolation.

We also ask that our customers take preventative measures to minimise the potential spread of the virus to our staff when they are on your premises.

Disposal of tissues and bathroom paper towels

Please ensure all tissues and paper towels are disposed of in your organisation’s General Waste bins. This will ensure that this material is burnt, and reduces the risk of infection to our staff. These must NOT be placed in with your confidential material as this could be deemed as contaminated and our operatives will be advised to not empty or collect the containers.

Disposal of material that has been in contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus

Public Health England has issued the below guidelines for when someone in your organisation is suspected of having the virus:

“All waste that has been in contact with the individual, including used tissues, and masks if used, should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied. It should be put in a safe place and marked for storage until the result is available. If the individual tests negative, this can be put in the normal waste. Should the individual test positive, you will need to use a specialist clinical waste provider to collect the waste”.

We will keep our customers informed of any changes to services or changes to maintain service reliability. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.