All UK organisations that handle customer data including names, addresses, bank details, and email addresses must comply with GDPR. For the retail and eCommerce sector, this can include a wealth of information such as signed receipts, refund paperwork, purchase information, warrantee paperwork, items purchased on credit, and much more.

Retailers should treat customer information with utmost levels of security. Not only can the breach of this data have financial repercussions on a business, but it can also damage company reputations irreparably. Not only this, but retail businesses must also protect their own company and staff records from data breaches in line with General Data Protection Regulations.

Here at Shred Station®, we offer a range of flexible retail shredding services to suit your business. We are highly accredited, and operate under PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider standards, which are the highest standards available for the destruction of confidential information containing card or payment data.

Not just paper shredding

But it isn’t just paper records that need protection for retailers and eCommerce businesses. Many retailers, wholesalers, and web-based businesses often have to dispose of physical products too. This can include the destruction of:

  • Old or faulty stock
  • Clothing items
  • Textiles
  • Toys
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Old electronics
  • Ex-display products
  • And much more.

We would even advise the destruction of new product prototypes to avoid these being stolen and misused by thieves or competitors. Counterfeiting is a notorious global industry and retailers should take preventative methods to avoid their products falling into the wrong hands. We can take care of all of this with our highly secure product destruction service.

Retail shredding options

Our retail shredding services offer one-off shreds or a scheduled service which can be done either on-site at your premises for you to witness, or off-site at one of our secure shredding depots.

All of our shredding options are completely secure. Our cutting-edge premises are equipped with 24-hour CCTV and feature robust perimeter security, while our modern trucks all have sealed bodies, comply with Euro 6 emission standards and are continually tracked via GPS. We also offer CCTV in all vehicles for 100% security during transit. All of our employees must undergo comprehensive vetting and security checks in accordance with BS7858, as well as a full DBS check.

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.

Not only this, but we also operate in line with our own strict environmental commitments. Shredded paper is sent to a UK recycling mill, while other materials are turned into Refuse Derived Fuel or are incinerated under strict controls to generate electricity for the National Grid.

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