Confidential waste destruction

Confidential waste is a growing problem across the globe with more and more companies taking the first steps to becoming paperless. This means they’re scanning documents to store online for easy access, but you’re left with the originals to get rid of.

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Global consumption of paper has increased by almost half since 1980. The average UK office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper each year.

Can I burn/incinerate sensitive paperwork?

Destruction by incineration is the most complete and reliable method for highly sensitive documents and papers and guarantees secure destruction. With incineration, you don’t have to worry about leaving your private and confidential waste in the hands of external companies.

“It also gives you peace of mind knowing that your documents are completely destroyed and there is no way they can be traced once incinerated.”

With the expense of employing an external company to collect your data, on top of landfill costs and added tax, having and incinerator to do it for you on site is a better value for money.

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What is confidential waste?

Confidential waste is defined as any personal information that can be used to identify individuals, including their name, address, contact numbers or any financial data including:

  • Employee forms
  • Bank details
  • Education or medical records
  • Out of date evidence files

It is a legal requirement to dispose of confidential documents correctly in most countries.

Ways to dispose of confidential waste

There are a number of ways you can dispose of your company’s confidential waste:

  • Shredding
  • Recycling
  • Re-use
  • Incineration

Many companies choose to pay external confidential waste disposal companies to get rid of their waste. Once the company has shredded it, they will probably recycle it, or it could end up in landfill.