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Confidential Waste disposal is how you destroy any documents containing sensitive information. Over time, everybody accumulates pa(...)

Confidential Waste disposal is how you destroy any documents containing sensitive information. Over time, everybody accumulates paperwork. Whether you are an individual who has old bank statements, or a business with paper invoices, personal customer records, and employees’ details, it is your responsibility to keep their information private and confidential, even when they are no longer needed. How you dispose of this sensitive information is important.

Why choose us?

  • Home or office ad-hoc collections
  • Scheduled collections available
  • Secure transfer of document destruction
  • GPS Tracked Vehicles
  • Certificate of Destruction
  • WEEE Waste Disposal

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    Confidential Waste

    Flexible Storage Solutions offer a confidential waste disposal service, ensuring you don’t breach GDPR. We use appropriate recycling measures to minimize any impact on the environment.

    Document shredding

    • Secure Document Destruction
    • GDPR Compliant
    • Storage to Destruction service
    • BS EN ISO Certified
    • Certificate of Destruction
    • Environmentally Friendly

    Confidential waste bins

    • Flexible Contracts
    • Scheduled collections
    • Helps keep a clean desk policy
    • GPS Tracked Vehicles
    • BS EN ISO Certified
    • Certificate of Destruction

    Call us on 0800 652 1117

    Please get in touch for your confidential waste disposal requirements and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    What is
    confidential waste?

    Confidential waste is defined as any material that contains sensitive information about an individual or organisation, such as names, addresses, contact details and financial information.

    When people think of confidential waste they typically think of bank statements or client records, but something as seemingly insignificant as a handwritten post-it note can be just as much confidential waste – and just as much a threat to data protection. Understanding what constitutes confidential waste is crucial to the secure and efficient disposal of your sensitive information.

    Examples of sensitive documents that require confidential waste disposal

    disposal of client records Client Records
    disposal of patient records Patient Records
    disposal of boxed documents Boxes
    disposal of bank statements Bank Statements
    disposal of folders and ring folders Folders/Ring Folders
    disposal of wallets Wallets
    disposal of ID cards IDs
    sensitive document disposal Sensitive Information

    Confidential Waste Consoles

    Shredding your own confidential waste can be very time-consuming, often taking valuable members of staff away from more productive work. Proficient office shredders and on-site shredding companies also often come with hefty price tags. The only way to guarantee complete destruction of documents without breaking the bank is with our lockable confidential waste bins. We offer them as part of our document shredding service to keep your confidential waste safe and your team free to focus on what really matters.


    Confidential waste
    disposal in London,
    Essex & Kent

    From our base in Thurrock, we are perfectly placed to provide quick, reliable confidential waste disposal services to London, Essex, Kent and surrounding areas. As one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world, London is in particular need of versatile confidential waste collection and disposal.

    We have years of experience handling confidential waste and pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of data protection.

    Ad-Hoc Confidential
    Waste Collection

    We can also provide an ad-hoc collection service for one-off collections of confidential waste bags from your office. This service is ideal for smaller businesses or those with irregular levels of sensitive documents. If your day-to-day office paper waste is not substantial, there is no point signing up to a contract. Just give us a call on 0800 652 1117 or contact us online when you need your confidential waste collected. We can even send you the confidential waste bags in advance.


    Data Protection
    & GDPR

    The Data Protection Act has required UK businesses to securely collect, store and destroy confidential data since 1998. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in the Information Commissioners Office levying fines of up to £500,000 or even stricter sanctions for serious breaches. More recently, in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced to bolster already stringent data protection laws. This legislation placed a greater emphasis on the documentation needed by businesses in order to prove their compliance with Data Protection Laws, specifically regarding proof of the proper disposal of confidential waste.

    One of the key tenets of this act compels businesses to only employ the services of professional, certified waste disposal companies with appropriately trained and vetted staff when destroying their confidential waste. The strict rules that govern confidential waste disposal highlight the importance of hiring a specialised, certified and GDPR compliant service-provider such as Flexible Storage Solutions.

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    Examples of sensitive documents that require confidential waste disposal

    Sensitive Document Archive Sensitive Documents
    disposal of IT equipment IT Equipment
    disposal of data tapes and CDs Data Taps & CDs
    disposal of ID cards IDs
    disposal of office plans Office Plans
    disposal of manual documents Manuals

    Storage to

    If you are storing your boxes/files with us, once they have reached their regulatory retention limit we can arrange for them to be picked and sent for secure destruction. We can put a flag in our system to notify you that your boxes are due for destruction. Or you can simply email us. Either way the records will be securely handled throughout the destruction process with a certificate of destruction issued. Giving you an audit trial from beginning to end.

    Disposal of WEEE Waste

    We can offer a comprehensive WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) destruction service. We can collect, shred and recycle your redundant electronic equipment, including hard drives, laptops & monitors. There is an audit trial for the whole process with a certificate of destruction issued at the end.

    Call us on 0800 652 1117

    Please get in touch for your confidential waste disposal requirements and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Confidential waste Process

    Step 1Not Enough Space

    Is your paperwork becoming an uphill struggle? Do you need to dispose of sensitive data?

    Step 2Contact Us

    Contact our specialists who can advise of the best solution for you. Whether it’s an ad-hoc collection or a contracted monthly visit to empty a confidential waste bin, we have the answer.

    Step 3Collection

    Arrange collection – the security of your paperwork is important to us. Our drivers are security checked and all vehicles are GPS tracked.

    Step 4Disposal

    The waste is sent to our waste management partner for secure shredding.

    Step 5Recycled

    Waste is recycled in to toilet paper, all kept in the UK.

    Step 6Secure Destruction

    Certificate of destruction is issued.