The secure document destruction community is responsible for an average of about 49% of the nation’s annual paper recycling each year. With several tons of paper being shredded each day, it’s vital that companies like Shred-on-Site are on the cusp of supporting the country with its national recycling commitment. The national objective to decrease the amount of landfill waste and to increase the volume of direct recycled paper remains clear. It’s up to us and our clients to hit the targets and stop paper from hitting the landfill.  


It is likely that your business, like many, produces a number of private documents on a regular basis. This can include anything from personal customer details to bank details, as well as pay-slips and in-house transactions. How you deal with these is important, as it is vital to make sure that your business is compliant with UK legislation about data protection. Without doing this, your business could face serious legal implications.


Proper disposal of confidential information is important but also a legal requirement in the UK. Failure to do this sufficiently can result in severe penalties, damage to your company name and reputation and ultimately loss of business due to this. This means that shredding should be a regular part of your business’ disposal strategy. So what options are there for you?


Methods of shredding

You can complete your shredding in-house, however this can be an extremely time-consuming process. It can disrupt your everyday working processes and business functions as staff members are required to complete the shredding. In this case, outsourcing your shredding Different methods of shredding include on-site and off-site shredding. Off-site shredding is where your documents are taken away before being shredding at the site of the shredding company, compared to on-site shredding which takes place on your premises.