Choosing a Shredding Service for your UK business 

When running a business in the UK it is important to consider the potential of security breaches to your data and how to reduce it. One such method is paper shredding, which disposes of your confidential documents using either mobile (on-site) or off-site industrial shredders, before sending the material to be recycled. However, there are some things to consider when choosing a shredding service for your business:

Time of collection

Because different businesses accumulate amounts of waste paper at different speeds, shredding services must be flexible to suit these needs. You may find that the current way you are paying for your shredding is not cost-effective, nor is it suitable for the amount of paper you collect in a certain period of time. Shred-on-site understands this, which is why we organise with you a set day to collect your waste, as a one-off or regular collection, to best fit your requirements.

Protection for your business

Your business will no doubt produce many documents containing sensitive information, such as bank statements and employee payslips. In fact, it is common practice within most businesses that almost all staff members will print confidential documents daily.

This, however, has the potential to cause problems if not handled properly. Data in the wrong hands could lead to security costs of potentially millions of pounds, poor credit ratings, and a loss of trust between your business and your customers. There is the risk of not only exposing creative ideas and business strategies to your competitors, as well as revealing staff and supplier information to those looking to expose the information.

Shred-on-Site will help make your business greener 

The UK is producing more than 20 million tonnes of paper waste annually, with over 85% of that being produced by the business community. With so much paper being wasted, the environmental impact is huge. Shred-on-Site have a ‘green’ approach to business, which is why we recycle your documents for you once they have been shredded. But how does this help the environment?
 

Recycling shredded paper saves energy

Manufacturing products from new raw materials uses a far greater amount of energy then using recycled materials.