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Shredding

The complete destruction of unwanted documents

Make information retention impossible.

Working in partnership with two of Yorkshire’s leading disposal companies, we ensure your waste documents are shredded in line with best practice. Unwanted documents could include those that have been scanned and the original copy is no longer required, or documents in storage that have reached the end of their retention period. All files are shredded using an industrial shredder and a certificate of destruction is produced for your records. Following this process, they are compacted and sent for recycling within secure facilities.

Ideal for:

  • Preventing security breaches
  • Compliant destruction
  • Destroying unwanted documents
  • Social responsibility
  • Ongoing document disposal
  • Freeing up space

/ The Benefits

Remain compliant

There are legal implications and serious penalties for not using proper disposal methods that could result in confidential and sensitive information ending up in the wrong hands.

Prevent identity fraud

From bank statements to personal addresses of employees or clients, documents with personal information are invaluable to those who seek to act fraudulently, so it’s vital they are thoroughly destroyed.

Operate sustainably

Shredding and recycling unwanted documents is a positive step in the right direction towards acting as a socially responsible business.

Avoid security breaches

By implementing correct disposal methods, you will greatly reduce the chance of a paper-based security breach which could put your customers or employees at risk and violate their privacy.

Free up office space

Document disposal removes the need for document storage completely – other than in a digital format where required.

/ Who We Help

Arts & Culture
Sport
Medical
Register Offices
Legal
Financial
Logistics
Government
Education
Aerospace

/ How It Works

1 / Scan

Once your files are scanned, as a standard procedure we keep the information for a minimum of 3 months giving you time to check the quality of the digital images and make sure you are happy with the work we have done for you.

2 / Secure Disposal

The confidential files we have scanned can then be taken away for secure disposal. All files are shredded using an industrial shredder and a certificate of destruction is produced for your records.

3 / Recycle

We only recycle documents once they have been both shredded and compacted.

/ Why choose Us?

It’s a family affair

We’re proud to fly the flag for family-run businesses, and although our team has grown significantly over the last 60 years, we still bring a personal touch to everything we do.

Credible document protection

To keep your documents safe in our care, we implement strict security measures and undergo regular disaster recovery and business continuity risk assessments. You can read more about our processes, standards and accreditations here.

Individual design

Our bespoke document management and cloud management systems are tailored to support your business or organisation with its own unique challenges.

Respect for privacy

80% of the materials we work with contain sensitive information that you can trust us to handle in the strictest confidence. At your request, we’re happy to comply with non-disclosure agreements too.

We’ve got you covered

We work with a team of document management specialists, leading industry partners and state-of-the-art technology to provide one of the UK’s most comprehensive range of document management services.

Integrity guaranteed

Taking into consideration format, age and condition, your documents are treated with the greatest respect by our skilled, knowledgeable and experienced handlers.

/ Our Accreditations

/ Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to keep a proportion of my files?

Of course, we often have clients who might want to retain certain files or papers, and we are more than happy to work with a client to discover what and what cannot be sent for disposal.

If I do not want my files shredded, can I collect them myself?

Yes, for clients who want to retain their documents, and do not wish for a delivery to take place, they can collect them from our facilities.

Which documents should I consider shredding?

We advise shredding the documents below as a minimum:

  • Financial information
  • Company information
  • Employee information
  • Client or customer information
Can I shred non-paper documents?

It’s not just paper documents that need shredding. Confidential information is also stored on electronic items such as hard discs, memory sticks and laptops. These items can be securely destroyed at the end of their use, just like paper documents can.

How long do you keep my documents once scanned?

Once we have scanned your paper files, as a standard procedure we keep the information for a minimum of 3 months giving you time to check the quality of the digital images and make sure you are happy with the work we have done for you. At this time if you are happy, the confidential files we have scanned can then be taken away for secure disposal. All files are shredded using an industrial shredder and a certificate of destruction is produced for your records. You can also specify retention periods depending on your compliancy requirements.

Is recycling something I can do myself?

This depends on the level of confidentiality but we only recycle documents once they have been both shredded and compacted. Quite often a business might simply recycle important documents assuming that they will be disposed of and then recycled. As security is one of our top priorities, we know that this is not enough, which is why we go through such rigorous efforts to ensure that no information remains.

Which locations do you serve?

We operate nationwide working closely with businesses and organisations throughout the UK.

How do I get my materials to you?

We have two options. You can deliver your materials to our premises, or, we can arrange collection using our track, unmarked vans from your preferred location.

How do I get started?

Get in touch for a friendly chat to discuss your project's requirements. We can provide a digitised sample of your documents free of charge to ensure it meets your satisfaction.