Although many public-sector organisations, and government departments, are committed to moving to paperless working, a large number of confidential records and documents are still held in paper form and so must be managed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Records held on electronic media and computer hardware are, of course, subject to the same legislation.
All Public Sector organisations from Parish Councils and Local Authorities through to Government Departments and Police Forces and Authorities all need to consider how they will prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. A key part of this is ensuring the secure destruction and disposal of confidential records when they are no longer required.
We can help you stay completely compliant with all your legal obligations with secure, cost-effective and efficient shredding of all your confidential documents and data-handling waste, either at your own premises or one of our state-of-the-art shredding facilities.
Our expert staff can come to your offices to collect your confidential documents for off-site shredding, or we can carry out your shredding on-site – whatever fits best with the way your organisation works.
All our employees must undergo rigorous vetting and security checks in accordance with BS7858, as well as a DBS check.
We can offer smaller ad-hoc shreds, larger one-off sessions (as part of an office move or reorganisation, for example) or a scheduled collection/on-site shred to help you keep your document storage up to date.
Our state-of-the-art premises are equipped with 24-hour CCTV and have robust perimeter security, while our modern trucks all have sealed bodies, comply with Euro 5 and 6 emission standards and are continually tracked via GPS. We also offer CCTV in all vehicles for total security during transit.
We can shred all types of material, not just paper – clothing, ID cards, data media (such as CCTV tapes and disks) and even electronic equipment.
Shredded paper is sent to a UK recycling mill, while other materials are incinerated to generate electricity for the National Grid. Absolutely none of our shredded material goes to landfill, and all our plants are self-sufficient in terms of energy, making their carbon footprint as small as possible. We are also certified under ISO14001 and operate an optional carbon-offsetting scheme (shred a tonne, plant a tree).
Once shredding has been completed, we’ll provide you with a combined Waste Transfer Note and Certificate of Destruction that officially confirms your legal compliance.
All our government and public-sector shredding is carried out in accordance with European Standard EN15713.