5 Reasons To Use A Shredding Service

It is a legal requirement for all businesses to ensure the responsible destruction of confidential information and sensitive records. For peace of mind and guaranteed security, most companies now outsource to shredding contractors to handle this requirement. Many sole traders, freelancers and residents also turn to shredding companies rather than using the low-security home and office shredders you can find online. If you’re still unsure about whether to outsource your shredding, we’ve outlined some points to consider below.

1st reason to use a shredding service - GDPR

GDPR compliance

A huge part of GDPR compliance is disposing of your confidential data in a safe and secure manner. Our highly accredited and award-winning services will help your organisation stay in line with legal data destruction obligations. We also provide a Certificate of Destruction and Waste Transfer note for every collection of materials we shred on your behalf, providing you with a full audit trail for your records.

Second reason to use a shredding service - saves time

Saves time

Using a shredding service will save you and your colleagues valuable time. You’ll no longer need to shred documents manually sheet by sheet, and there’s also no need to remove staples, paper clips, or plastic wallets. Our industrial shredders can destroy 2,000,000 sheets an hour, and can destroy whole lever-arch files.

Third reason to use a shredding service - saves money

Saves money

Your office shredder may seem cheap, but once you factor in electricity, maintenance, and the wage of the person feeding documents into it – costs can add up! Our shredding services are very economical and 100% safe.

Fourth reason to use a shredding service - flexible service

Flexible services

At Shred Station, our services can be tailored to suit your exact needs. We can conduct shredding onboard our bespoke shredding vehicles at your premises for you to witness, or off-site at our secure shredding depots. Our services are available on a regular basis, as one-offs, or just as and when you need.

Fifth reason to use a shredding service - eco-friendly


Shred Station is a CarbonNeutral® certified company, and we promise to recycle 100% of the paper we shred on your behalf at UK paper mills. For all other materials, we have zero tolerance for landfill.

If you have any questions about outsourcing your shredding or would like to discuss your shredding requirements, please call our shredding specialists on 01603 558 184.

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