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Supplying Essex businesses and residences with shredding services is what we at Datashredders do best. Whether you have a handful of documents, or whole filing cabinets full, we can shred your confidential waste for you.

Datashredders is a leading confidential waste specialist operating shredding services in Essex and throughout the UK. We have customers in all sectors, from small SME businesses and large corporate companies to private individuals and government organisations. 

Our mobile home shredding service puts us far ahead of our competitors. We can bring shredding services straight to your doorstep. Your documents can be shredded in a fraction of the time it takes to shred off-site. Moreover, you can oversee the whole process, certifying that your confidential data remains uncompromised. 

We pride ourselves on an affordable and secure service, offering you shredding solutions that suit your requirements. Whether you have filing cabinets full of paperwork that you need to dispose of, a single document, or an electronic hard drive that you need to destroy, Datashredders will render any sensitive information unsalvageable. 

Contact Datashredders online or phone our Chelmsford office on 01245 708661 enquire about document shredding solutions. or phone our office on 01604 549034.

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Why opt for secure shredding?

  • The responsible disposal of confidential waste prevents it from falling into the wrong hands. Bank statements and documents with addresses, full names and other sensitive information should not be put in the recycling bin or general waste. The same applies to electronic storage devices. Some skilled people can still access deleted or reformatted files on hard drives. Identity theft is not uncommon and it is important to be aware of how to protect yourself.

    Datashredders has the resources to shred large quantities of confidential material in one load. What may take hours with an office shredder takes us only minutes. Furthermore, there is no need for you to separate out your waste. We can destroy plastic, paper and electronics all together. All you need to do is put it in one of our provided polypropylene sacks or secure waste containers for us to collect.

Shredding Services in Essex

On-Site Document Shredding, Essex

Datashredders is unique in its provision of mobile on-site shredding services. Our mobile Linder Micromat shredding equipment can be driven directly to your doorstep. This has several benefits: the chance of your material falling into unauthorised hands is reduced, the time it takes for document disposal is reduced, and you can oversee the whole process. Our home shredding solution is a convenient and tailored service that can fit around your busy schedule. 

Off-Site Document Shredding, Essex

Off-site shredding is the process whereby we collect your confidential material, tipping it directly from your secure waste container onto our vehicle and transporting it back to our shredding facility. There, it will be destroyed along with other sensitive material on the same day. Off-site shredding is our most cost-effective service because we can carry out confidential destruction in bulk. 

To ensure that your confidential files are not compromised, all our vehicles are tracked, our facilities are monitored by 24-hour CCTV, and we have erected high perimeter fencing to keep out trespassers. 

Paper Shredding and Hard Drive Destruction, Essex

With our efficient hydraulic shredders, Datashredders can securely destroy hard drives and electronic storage devices. It is known that people with the relevant skills are able recover information from fragmented pieces of circuitry. We can guarantee that this will not be possible after we have carried out our security shredding procedures. 

Our media destruction service covers anything from hard drives, flash drives, CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, mobile phones, SD cards and other portable storage devices. The waste metal and plastic that results from the shredding process will be incinerated at an Energy from Waste Plant to generate electricity for homes across the UK. 

Commercial Office Shredding, Essex

Commercial businesses have a legal obligation to their staff and clients to securely dispose of confidential material. Failure to comply with data protection laws can have severe repercussions, such as large fines, a damaged reputation, or worse. We offer regular media and paper shredding services for your business to keep on top of data destruction. Schedule us in for a weekly, monthly or bi-monthly collection and we’ll cover your back. 

Domestic Shredding for Private Individuals, Essex

You may be wondering if our services apply to the regular citizen who maybe has the odd box of personal documents and one old laptop they need to get rid of. The answer is yes, of course! Datashredders will shred any quantity of material, no matter how small. Our home shredding service entails us bringing our mobile shredder to your house. We will provide you with a secure waste sack or container for you to place your files in and this will be fed directly into the machine as you watch. 

One-Off Office Shredding, Essex

Our one-off clearance service is the ultimate spring clean. You can contact us to come to your premises (business or residential) and clear out your clutter. Maybe it is a garage that has been accumulating towers of Stuff and hidden dust gremlins, or perhaps it is high time you got rid of a backlog of outdated records. Whatever your needs, we can meet them. 

We will go through everything. Everything that can be shredded will be. Everything else will be removed for repurposing or recycling. The only thing you need to worry about is not leaving anything in there that you don’t want destroyed! 

Hybrid Work Services, Essex

With more and more business adapting hybrid methods of working in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, confidential waste management policies have had to adapt too. Confidential documents are being stored out of the office, in the homes of employees. As such, it is important to keep track of the paper trail and ensure that sensitive information is being disposed of as it should be. 

Datashredders’ hybrid shredding service is two-fold. We can either include both your company premises and the employee’s home in our collection route; or the employee can drop off their material at the office for us to collect everything in one go. 


Why do people choose us?

Mobile Service

  • Datashredders provides a mobile shredding service. We come to you. This sets us apart from many other security shredding companies. Established in the year 2000, we have over two decades of experience in the industry. We have adapted our service to be as convenient as possible based on our clients’ secure shredding needs. We have a fleet of hydraulic Linder Micromat shredding equipment for the disposal of any type of confidential material. The movement of our vehicles is tracked for security purposes when they are on the road with your sensitive information.

Securely Recycled

  • We have a responsibility as a recycling and waste management company to abide by a strict Zero to Landfill policy. All of the shredded paper that we accumulate we recycle at UK paper mills. Scrap metal and plastic is either resold to manufacturers; sent for recycling; processed into Refuse Derived Fuel; or used by Energy from Waste plants to generate electricity for the National Grid.

Certificate of Destruction

  • After your material has been safely destroyed, you will receive an individually numbered Certificate of Destruction. This will record the weight of documentation shredded and the date and address of collection. The certificate verifies that your sensitive information has been disposed of to European Standards BN EN15713.

Certificate of Accreditations

  • We are wholly compliant with the latest UK data protection act, General Data Protection Regulations and European Information Destruction Standards (BS EN 15713:2009). The Datashredders management system is regularly inspected by the British Standards Institute and is certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards. We are part of the British Security Industry Association and the Shredding Alliance. Datashredders’ staff are security vetted to BS7858 standards and have an in-depth background check before employment. You will be able to recognise them by their uniforms and their ID badges.

Contact us online, email us at, or phone 01245 708661 to enquire now.

Directions for shredding services in your area

From Chelmsford train station, head in a northerly direction, past Anglia Ruskin University, to the A1016. Continue on the A1016, past Springfield hospital, and at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Essex Regiment Way/A130. Stay on the A130, and at the next roundabout after Little Waltham, take the second exist to B1008. The B1008 will take you to Broadgroves, where you merge onto the A120 and continue until you reach M11. Take the M11 to Cambridge/Newmarket. When it becomes Huntingdon Rd/A14, take the exit onto B1050 around Bar Hill. Head north to the A142, and then the A141, which will take you to Datashredders in Wimblington.

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Our headquarters can be found at:

2, Eastwood Industrial Estate, 
Eastwood End, 
PE15 0QH 

About Essex

The county of Essex is located among the home counties in the East of England with Chelmsford as the county town. Essex was an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom and is classified as one of the historic counties of England. It was once the territory of the Iron Age Trinovantes tribe, whose capital was Colchester. As a ceremonial, administrative and postal county, Essex has different geographical boundaries. The county covers many rural areas, as well as London Stansted Airport, the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, the port of Tilbury, and the City and borough of Southend-on-Sea. It encompasses some deep estuaries on the North Sea coast, giving it the longest coastline of any English county. Interestingly, cowslip is the county plant.

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  • “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.”

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