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Don’t Bin your Confidential Waste

With more emphasis than ever on recycling as much of our waste as possible, it is important to remember that separating your paper waste does not mean that it will be free from security risks. If you choose to put your bills, invoices or customer details in the recycling bin, there is a chance that it could be stolen – just as if you were to put it in your general waste bin. It is easy to assume that your paper waste will be safe in a recycling bin as it will eventually be turned into another product, but this is not the case.

B&M home shred time consumingHowever, there is a way that you can keep your confidential information secure and still recycle as much of your waste as possible. For example, if you utilise our accredited secure shredding service, we will recycle your confidential waste for you after it has been shredded securely. This takes away the risk of theft or exposing your personal details to those who could misuse it. As well as being important for homeowners, this risk is amplified for businesses who could lose customers if their sensitive information is found to be at risk.

With a simple, easy to use, service, this can be more a more cost-effective solution than a mini office shredder and also save your employees a great deal of time. For example, if you are having a clear out, we can provide you with as many shredding sacks as you need. Simply fill these and we will do the rest for you – whether you choose our on-site shredding vehicle or to have them destroyed at our secure depot.

With a Certificate of Destruction, you can rest assured that your confidential information has been destroyed securely. Plus, as a carbon neutral organisation, we will endeavour to recycle 100% of your waste. This includes cardboard files and folders, CD’s and DVD’s, hard drives and even ID badges. Just let our team know what kind of confidential waste to expect and they can advise you on the best solution for your business.

If you choose to have a more permanent solution, we can install consoles in your office free of charge. With various sizes and colours, these are non-obtrusive and make it easier for you to dispose of your confidential documents in a hassle-free way. We will work with you to implement a service schedule that suits your business and amount of waste: plus, you can add extra services if you have an archive clear-out.

With potential fines of up to £500,000 for non-compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998), we encourage all businesses to take their confidential waste destruction very seriously. By using our BS EN 15713:2009 accredited service, you can be reassured that you are complying with all current legislation whilst recycling 100% of your paper waste.

To find out more about B&M Secure Shredding, contact one of our friendly team on 0843 221 1022 or get a quote.

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