Shred it, don't bin it!

Many people think that tearing a piece of paper in two and having it landfilled or recycled is enough to protect your data. It's not. To comply with The Data Protection Act, you should shred it.

There are two options for shredding your paper:


1) You can shred it yourself, using an office shredder. This can be inefficient and time consuming. Plus you still need to have the paper recycled to comply with the Waste Management Regulations 2012.

2) You can employ an approved and accredited shredding company to shred it for you. This is a compliant, efficient, cost effective and secure service, ensuring your data is protected, and meaning you don't have to shred it yourselves. Your paper will also be recycled for you once shredded.

Restore Datashred provides a secure, efficient and reliable shredding service for businesses and organisations across the UK.

Benefits of Shredding

  • Compliance with the Data Protection Act
  • All paper is recycled
  • Helps towards ISO 14001 environmental accreditation
  • Protect your employees, customers, clients and stakeholders
  • Avoid fines of up to £500,000 for a data breach

What should you be shredding?

  • Invoices and credit notes
  • Employee application forms and records
  • Medical and patient records
  • Company letterhead, letters and emails
  • Employee application forms and records
  • Business cards
  • Brochures, flyers, leaflets
  • Diaries
  • Business plans, budgets and reports
  • Financial accounts
  • Used notebooks and notepads
  • Customer lists
  • Client service logs and delivery notes
  • Case files

If you have anything containing confidential information such as names, addresses, NI numbers, then you should shred it.

Not just paper!

Old IT equipment, outdated or damaged uniforms, faulty and counterfeit goods can also be used to commit fraud in the name of your company. Contact us for more details or find out more below.

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