Whether you have documents which you are no longer required to hold, or you are moving to a system of digitised document archive, every organisation sometimes needs to get rid of confidential documents securely and safely. We provide both on-site and off-site document shredding facilities to meet your needs for secure document destruction, confidential shredding and cardboard recycling. There are no hidden costs and all our rates are very competitive. And you can combine this secure shredding service with all our other services such as document storage and archives document storage.
When it comes to shredding or recycling documents, it’s important to know what your responsibilities are under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you store any of your customers’ and clients’ personal data, you should already be registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO website has a useful data protection self-assessment toolkit. If you fail to look after any of this personal data adequately, you might receive an unlimited fine from the ICO – and this would certainly include instances where data had been lost due to documents not being properly disposed of.
It’s worth bearing in mind that, for a lot of your documents, you have a statutory requirement to hold them for a certain length of time. You can refer to our handy retention schedule in our Knowledge Bank to check different categories of documents, and what the main reasons for keeping them are.
As part of our document shredding service, all documents are double shredded for your peace of mind and in accordance with data protection requirements, to ensure they cannot be read again. The shredded paper pulp is then securely recycled according to the highest possible environmental standards. CAS is not only flexible in the types of paper we can dispose of, but also the quantities relevant to you.
Highlights of our document shredding service:
For many organisations with large amounts of documents being stored, bulk cardboard recycling can be a real problem. We offer a box recycling service when boxes are no longer needed, whether you are using on-site document storage at your office, or off-site at one of our warehouse facilities.
We will collect from anywhere in the UK, at times to suit you. We pay strict adherence to environmental policy; all of our document storage boxes are 100% recycled, and our cardboard recycling conforms to the highest environmental standards. Uniquely, CAS does not tie you down to a fixed-term contract, and you only pay for the service you actually use.
All our shredding and recycling services are provided by our in-house sister company, Clarks Advanced Shredding. For more information please visit our sister website here: www.advanced-shredding.co.uk – or if you would like to discuss your document shredding or box recycling needs with the CAS team, call us on 0845 50 50 003 or use the Get in touch form on the right hand side of this page.
“We have always found CAS to be dependable and efficient. The staff at Clarks take pride in making their service a personal one.”