Businesses across St Helens, Widnes and Runcorn have benefited from Ecoshred’s (www.ecoshreduk.com) confidential shredding services. Using a shredding service is the easiest, most convenient way to destroy confidential information, as well as being cost-effective and environmentally sound.
But are there any alternatives to using a confidential shredding service? Yes, there are – but they’re certainly not advisable. Here’s why…
1. Keep everything forever
Why not just keep all of your paper documents forever? Well, first of all, your office space is finite – do you really want boxes and boxes of documents filling your storage space? And more importantly, under the Data Protection Act, personal information “shall not be kept for longer than is necessary”.
2. Recycle without shredding first
Why not bypass the paper shredding process completely, and just send all your paper documents straight to recycling for waste disposal? Hopefully this thought has not crossed your mind. Again, you’ll be breaking data protection law – you must not discard customer, staff or supplier information without shredding it first.
3. Go paperless!
For decades now we’ve been hearing of the dream of the “paperless office”. While emails have replaced faxes, and spreadsheet software has reduced the need for calculators, it’s likely a lot of your work is still done on good old-fashioned paper. A truly paperless office is almost certainly impractical, so if you’re using paper documents, you’ll need to ensure they’re shredded safely. If you’re in or around Widnes, Runcorn or St Helens, Ecoshred can do this for you.
4. Carry out your own document shredding
Why pay for a confidential shredding service like Ecoshred when you can do it yourself? Paper shredding needs to be carried out as quickly as possible to fulfil your data protection obligations – do you or your team always have time to do it? You’ll then need to find the time to ensure safe waste disposal of your shredded documents – a confidential shredding service will take them away for you. And don’t forget the cost of the shredding equipment and energy – a shredding service can work out significantly cheaper.
So if your business is based in the St Helens, Runcorn or Widnes areas, why not consider using Ecoshred for your confidential document shredding?
Their trained, trusted operatives will collect, destroy and dispose of your confidential documents for you. Don’t worry about separating staples or paperclips, or even removing your documents from files and folders – Ecoshred’s industrial-strength shredders can destroy them all. They’ll even shred CDs or DVDs of confidential data.
Visit www.ecoshreduk.com/services.html to learn more.