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Common Items Disposed With Confidential Waste Disposal

Confidential waste disposal includes anything which needs to be destroyed properly in order to prevent it being seen or used by someone else. This means everything from company documents, bank files, CD’s and hard drives as well as anything else which could contain sensitive details about a person, company or organisation.

Common Items Disposed With Confidential Waste Disposal


The costs to an individual or a company of confidential information ending up in the wrong hands can be personally and financially devastating, and what’s worse is it may not come to light until serious damage has been done. Hackers or similar criminals are now looking to find secure data anywhere they can as they can use or sell it in many different ways.

Confidential waste disposal is used for a variety of documents and other data including:

  • invoices
  • employee & company records
  • business plans and budgets
  • financial accounts
  • emails & letters
  • customer databases
  • tax returns
  • receipts & bills
  • photographs
  • case files
  • mobile phones
  • bank statements
  • memory sticks

Any sensitive documents which you find in your home can be thrown away at your own risk, but for businesses they are bound by a legal obligation to dispose of it securely and in a separate way to their general waste. For a large company with lots of employees, this is a task which can be highly time consuming and can lead to unexpected issues if it isn’t completed effectively.

To ensure you remain compliant, Recycling Services can securely collect confidential waste for disposal, shred it in our state of the art machinery and then recycle it. The entire process is monitored and logged to ensure complete security at all times.

Depending on your company and how big it is, you will need to hold a record of some documents for particular period of time. For some items such as a tax return, this can range from 22 months for the self-employed, to 6 years for registered companies. Because of their highly sensitive nature, after these records are no longer needed, they need to be securely collected and recycled.

Confidential Waste Disposal From Recycling Services


At Recycling Services we offer secure shredding services for all your confidential data, ensuring it is disposed of in compliance with the Data Protection Act. Completing a full audit trail, we can also provide a full range of containers for the secure storage of your confidential waste. To find out more about confidential waste disposal from Recycling Services or if you would like a no-obligation quote or commercial waste audit, please call 01952 204471 or email

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