Shredding is a vital part of your company’s compliance and security strategy, which ensures that both your internal and external customer data is protected. Not only is this important for compliance, but it’s also important for the environment that your approach is tailored to be as green as possible. This is something that customers are now holding more and more businesses to account for – reducing their carbon footprint.
Awareness of environmental impact is growing and so is your corporate social responsibility. With that in mind, do you know where your business’ paper waste goes? Here is what happens if you rely on Shred-on-Site to dispose of your paper waste:
Step 1 – Our shredding vehicles arrive
Your documentation will be picked up by one of our mobile shredding vehicles on a date arranged previously with us. The vehicles contain huge shredders which can process a large volume of paper in one go, which is much faster than shredding in-house with a normal paper shredder. Our trained shredding specialists drive the vehicles on-site to your premises to collect.
Step 2 – Accessing your secure containers
Our shredding experts will personally collect your confidential material from the areas indicated to them. In many cases, our customers choose to use one of our secure container options, which are lockable until we arrive for collection.
Step 3 – Transportation of materials
This documentation is taken (often in a large sack) back to the vehicle personally by the service operator, who is responsible for making this short journey across the site where needed.
Step 4 – Shredding your documentation
This is where the key part happens! Your documentation is shredding in our industrial sized shredders within the specialised vehicles. They can shred over 2 tonnes of paper in just an hour, so the shredding process happens quickly and efficiently. You are able to personally observe the shredding if you wish, and once this process has occurred, the documentation is not easily recoverable.
Step 5 – Certification of the shredding
Once the shredding process is complete, you will be issued with a certificate of destruction for your in-house auditing, which you can keep. You will receive a new certificate after each visit, whether it is a one-off visit or one within a regular pattern.
Step 6 – Transporting the shredded paper
After the paper has all been shredded, it is taken to our recycling facility where it is deposited all together before being baled into sections which are easier to transport.
Step 7 – Bales are taken to the mill
Each of the paper bales is taken to the recycling mill and prepared for the recycling process itself.
Step 8 – Your business’ paper waste is recycled
Your business’ paper waste has then reached its final stage. All of the shredded paper is recycled. Most of this is used to either create low-grade paper products, or recycled into new office papers to be re-used.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Shred-on-Site’s shredding services for businesses, get in touch today by calling our team on 0800 181 4106.
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