All educational establishments keep confidential records for pupils, students and staff and must ensure any unwanted documents are securely destroyed in order to comply with the Data Protection Act.
Our flexible shredding service is ideal for schools, colleges and universities that need to shred pupil records, staff records, medical records, school reports, staff application forms, financial records or pupil assessments. We can also shred digital media such as CCTV tapes and disks or CD-ROMs, and even unwanted electronic equipment such as computers and tablets.
All our employees go through rigorous vetting and security checks in accordance with BS7858. We also carry out a DBS check on everyone who works for us.
Our service shapes to the way your educational establishment works. We can offer smaller shreds on an ‘as and when’ basis or larger one-off sessions to help during reorganisations or office clear-outs. Alternatively, if you often have a lot of records to destroy, we can set up a regular scheduled collection or on-site shred.
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 or 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: clothes, ID cards, data media (such as CCTV tapes and disks) and even electronic equipment. There’s no need for your secretarial staff to spend time removing boxes, plastic wallets, paper clips and staples – everything goes in the machine.
None of our waste goes to landfill: shredded paper is sent to a UK recycling mill, while other materials are incinerated to generate electricity for the National Grid. Our main plant is self-sufficient in terms of energy, making the carbon footprint as small as possible. We are also certified under ISO14001 and operate a carbon-offsetting scheme (shred a tonne, plant a tree).
When shredding is complete, we’ll provide you with a combined Waste Transfer Note and Certificate of Destruction so you can demonstrate your legal compliance.
All our shredding for educational clients is carried out in accordance with European Standard EN15713.