It may be that you have documents which you’re no longer required to hold. Or maybe you’re moving to a system of digitised document archive. Every organisation sometimes needs to get rid of confidential documents securely and safely. Our confidential document shredding and box recycling services are flexible, cost-effective and environmentally responsible.

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. What’s more, you can easily combine this secure document shredding service with all our other services. From secure document storage to safe document shredding, we’ve got you and your archive covered.

Document shredding that’s secure and environmentally responsible

When it comes to document shredding or recycling documents, it’s important to know what your responsibilities are under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you store any of your customers’ and clients’ 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 personal data adequately, you might receive a fine from the ICO of up to £17 million or 4% of your annual turnover. And under the GDPR, this could undoubtedly 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. In a recent blog, we discussed our handy retention schedule in the Knowledge Bank on our website at more length. There you can check different categories of documents, and what the main reasons for keeping them are.

Highlights of our document shredding and box recycling service

All your recycling and shredding is collected in one place. We supply and deliver FREE bins, sacks and consoles for you to gather together all your shredding and recycling. It’s a completely flexible service, so you don’t need to sign any contracts with us. CAS is not only flexible in the types of paper we can dispose of, but also the quantities relevant to you. We respond to your needs, so we can work with you whether you require weekly collections for secure shredding or a single office clear-out.

You can rest assured that we will take care of your document shredding and box recycling needs securely and confidentially. 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.

What’s more, it’s an environmentally friendly service. We collect items to be shredded using low CO2 vehicles and transport them to one of our energy-efficient, secure destruction facilities. This contrasts with many other companies which offer on-site shredding services. They take up parking spaces outside your business for long periods with noisy vehicles that produce lots of CO2 emissions.

Box recycling when you need to get rid of cardboard

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. It may be that you’re using on-site document storage at your office. You may be moving documents off-site to one of our warehouse facilities. Or you may just have moved premises. Whatever the scenario, our box recycling service is there for you.

We will collect from anywhere in the UK, at times to suit you. We pay strict adherence to environmental standards. 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.

If you need more boxes to replace those which you’ve sent to us for recycling, CAS offers a wide range of options. We have robust document storage boxes and document storage bags. And for specialist medical records storage, we also stock Lloyd George medical records boxes.

If you would like to discuss your document shredding or box recycling needs, get in touch with the CAS team today.

About CAS document storage and data management services

CAS provides comprehensive and secure document storage and management, scan on demand, and facilities management services. For more than 20 years CAS has worked with NHS Trusts, Financial Services providers, and corporate and private clients. Our head office is just four miles from the City of London, supported by our advanced storage centres across the UK. CAS has an impressive array of international certifications (ISOs), which prove our compliance with the strictest national, European and international laws. They also demonstrate our commitment to providing innovative systems on security, confidentiality and quality control, to keep your files safe and well-managed.