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All of our document shredding services are handled by a professional shredding and recycling company, resulting in absolutely secure document destruction with certification. With new GDPR regulations and the ever-increasing threat of confidential data fraud, it’s never been more important to ensure your confidential documents are securely shredded. At Flexible Storage, we offer a secure and certified document shredding services to all document storage customers.

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Why choose us?

  • Free Initial Box Collection

  • Fireproof Storage

  • Document indexing, tracking & retrieval

  • Storage to destruction service

  • Fully compliant with GDPR

  • ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 Certified

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Document Shredding Service

Secure document destruction is an integral part of the day-to-day running of any successful business. Even though business admin is increasingly shifting towards digitalisation, the vast majority of companies still need to process large amounts of sensitive paperwork. In order to remain compliant with GDPR and keep office space uncluttered, these documents need to be securely destroyed. When it comes to confidential waste disposal, there’s nothing more secure than document shredding.

Our secure document shredding service is handled by our partner company who hold BS EN 15713:2009 for secure destruction of confidential data. They also hold ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 14001.

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In partnership with our professional paper shredding company, we securely transfer your documents from the security of your steel archiving stores to the state-of-the-art paper shredding machine. Here, your documents are safely destroyed using industrial-grade shredders and pulverisers to ensure complete destruction.

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Reasons for paper shredding

  • Security – shredding is the safest way to prevent identity theft and confidential data breaches
  • Environmentally Friendly – All confidential waste is shredded and sent to licensed UK-only paper mills to be recycled into tissue and other paper products. Zero per cent of our waste is sent to landfill. For every tonne of paper waste recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved.
  • Space & Time Saving – shredding prevents unsightly clutter in offices and using a professional shredding service saves your business time
  • Legal compliance – shredding ensures your company remains compliant with strict Data Protection laws, helping you avoid fines and other sanctions
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Retention Scheduling & Convenient Collections

All businesses have to comply with both Data Protection legislation and their own industry document retention periods. Once these retention periods expire, it’s imperative that all confidential files are promptly and securely destroyed.

Once the necessary documents have been flagged via our Online File Management System we will contact you to confirm the exact details of said documents for absolute clarity. Alternatively, we can provide a quote for the secure destruction of any documents in your possession, and even organise the collection of your confidential waste from your offices – being based in Thurrock, we are perfectly placed for collections in London, Essex, Kent and surrounding areas.

Destroying your confidential paperwork has never been easier than with our paper shredding services!

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Compliance & Certified Paper Shredding Services

  • Fully licensed confidential paper waste carrier with the Environmental Agency
  • Certificate of Destruction with every batch
  • Compliant with all relevant bodies including Data Protection Act, BSEN 15713 security shredding standard, ISO 9001/ISO 27001/ISO 14001 and WEEE

Get in touch with our team today for more information on our document shredding services and even receive a quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What security measures do you have in place to protect my documents?

We take the security of your documents seriously. Our facilities and processes are equipped with comprehensive security measures, including video surveillance, access control systems, and trained personnel who adhere to strict confidentiality protocols. Your documents are handled and shredded with the utmost care and security to safeguard your sensitive information.

How can I schedule a document shredding service?

Scheduling a document shredding service is easy. You can contact our dedicated team via phone or email to discuss your shredding requirements and schedule a convenient time for the service. We will work with you to ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience.

Can you accommodate both one-time and recurring shredding needs?

Absolutely. We offer both one-time and recurring shredding services to accommodate various document disposal requirements. Whether you need a one-time purge of old files or require ongoing scheduled shredding, we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Our flexible options ensure that your document shredding needs are consistently addressed.

Do you provide a certificate of destruction?

Yes, we provide a certificate of destruction for every shredding service. This document serves as proof that your documents have been securely shredded and disposed of in compliance with privacy regulations. The certificate of destruction offers you reassurance and can be used for auditing or compliance purposes.

Can I witness the document shredding process?

Yes, if you prefer, you can witness the document shredding process. We understand the importance of transparency and can arrange for on-site shredding at your location, allowing you to observe the shredding process firsthand. This provides an additional layer of assurance and peace of mind.

What happens to the shredded paper after the process?

After shredding, the paper materials are securely collected and sent for recycling. We are committed to environmental sustainability and ensure that shredded paper is recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. Recycling not only reduces waste but also helps conserve resources and minimise the environmental impact of the shredding process.

Is your document shredding service compliant with privacy regulations?

Yes, our document shredding service is fully compliant with privacy regulations and industry standards. We understand the importance of data protection and confidentiality. Our processes are designed to meet or exceed the requirements set forth by relevant privacy laws, such as GDPR and HIPAA. You can trust that your documents will be handled and shredded in a secure and compliant manner.

How does your document shredding process work?

Our document shredding process is simple and efficient. Once you schedule a shredding service, our trained personnel will arrive at your location with secure containers. You can deposit your documents into these containers. Our team will then transport the containers to our facility where the documents are shredded using advanced industrial-grade shredders. We follow strict security protocols to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your documents throughout the process.

What types of documents can be shredded?

Our document shredding service is designed to handle a wide range of documents. This includes confidential business files, financial records, customer data, medical records, legal documents, and any other sensitive information that needs secure disposal. Our shredding process ensures complete destruction, rendering the documents irrecoverable.

Why should I choose professional document shredding services?

Professional document shredding services offer numerous benefits. By choosing our service, you ensure the secure and confidential destruction of sensitive documents, protecting your business and customers from identity theft and data breaches. Professional shredding also helps you comply with privacy regulations and maintain a clutter-free workspace.


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