The most secure way of getting rid of your confidential waste and ensuring your and your customers’ or clients’ personal information remains completely secure is by using a professional shredding company. You can shred items yourself, but this is time-consuming and much less secure than using professionals.
Thanks to our membership of The Shredding Alliance, we can offer a fully nationwide shredding service.
No need to take anything anywhere – we operate a full mobile shredding service and will visit your premises.
You could invest in an office shredder and feed in documents yourself, but if you’re a business that’s producing a lot of paperwork, that’s going to take up a lot of your valuable time.
While it may seem more cost-effective to shred documents in-house, consider the cumulative amount of time it will take to shred hundreds of confidential documents using a tiny office shredder – time your staff could be spent performing more profitable tasks. Datashredders can have the same amount of shredding done in minutes.
No – our paper shredding machines are able to cope with staples, paperclips, binders and other similar items. All you need to do to prepare for our visit is collect your shredding in one place.
Yes! We offer two kinds of secure waste containers. See our waste containers page for more information.
99% of our shredded paper is baled and recycled. The paper recycling process usually sees the paper mixed with water in a large vessel called a ‘pulper’, which separates the various fibres in the paper from each other and gives us – you guessed it – pulp, or slurry. It is then strained through screens, which remove residual glue, ink and other contaminants from the mixture, as well what’s left of non-paper shredding such as hard drives and data discs. The resultant mixture can then be made into new recycled paper, which, depending on the length of the fibres used in the paper (standard office A4 uses long fibres, whilst newspaper fibres are very short), can be recycled another 5-7 times!
The metals and plastics used to create a hard drive, and any other electronics that may have been shredded alongside paper are removed from the resultant slurry, and the raw materials are then resold to manufacturers.
Degaussing is the process of removing data from hard drives by using a powerful magnetic field to disrupt the data pattern held on a hard drive to the point where the data cannot be reconstructed. The process is used by specialist computer recycling companies, who then sell on the blank, but intact, hard drive. Because our hard drive shredding process destroys a hard drive, reducing it to its base raw materials, there is no need for degaussing.
Our staff are fully vetted and never directly handle your confidential documents – if your business uses our waste containers, these will slot directly into our mobile shredder, which feeds the contents in itself. If your business does not use our waste containers, we can provide secure woven polypropylene sacks.
Of course! We take on all sizes of shredding jobs.
No problem – we’re just as happy to do one-off visits as we are to arrange regular appointments.
As often as you need us.
Of course – and we’ll even issue you with a Certificate of Destruction once it’s done.
Absolutely. Our shredding machines can shred laptops, hard drives, data discs, flash drives and all kinds of other electronic storage methods with ease.
“Thank you to you and your team for the excellent service you provide. On time as stated, pleasant, professional and very easy to work with – big thanks.”
“A really efficient service and, best of all, a really cheery greeting at 7 in the morning! We will definitely be using your organisation’s services again.”
“Many thanks to the boys who cleared the backlog of ‘stuff’ no longer needed from our office. They were efficient and helpful and we would recommend them to our contacts.”
“Outstanding…very quick, efficient and completely customer-friendly. I would definitely recommend you to friends and colleagues, and if we need more shredding I will come straight back to you.”
“The service I received from your operatives was second-to-none and be assured you will be used in the future and your company name will be passed on to others if asked.”