The Importance of Document Shredding and Recycling

How do you dispose of your business’s confidential documents? If the answer isn’t paper shredding and recycling, it should be!

Ecoshred offer their trusted, secure, environmentally-friendly shredding services to businesses throughout Manchester, Warrington, Runcorn, St Helens, Widnes and across the North West. They believe recycling is an essential component of responsible waste disposal.

Here they answer some frequently asked questions about why you must shred and recycle your documents…

Why should I recycle?

Recycling paper has a whole host of benefits. Recycling paper saves money – it’s estimated that the UK saves £400 million each year on landfill costs by recycling paper. It’s also great for the environment, with over 11 million tonnes of CO2 saved annually.

Can I trust recycling services with my confidential documents?

Before sending confidential documents off for recycling, you must ensure they’re properly destroyed and shredded. This prevents your sensitive data from being used for fraudulent purposes.

What if I don’t have time to shred my documents?

If you like the time and resources to carry out your own document shredding, hire a confidential document shredding service. They’ll shred you documents, either on your premises or in specially-customised vans, with trusted operatives who’ll ensure your confidential documents stay out of the wrong hands.

That’s all very well – but what’s in it for me?

Consumers are more and more concerned about the ethical credentials of businesses and services they use. Knowing that your business is environmentally responsible is a fantastic reputation enhancer for your company. Professional shredding services like Ecoshred will even produce an Environmental Certificate for you, showing the energy you’ve saved.

Aren’t document shredding and waste disposal services expensive?

Using a shredding service such as Ecoshred won’t just save you time and boost your CSR credentials – it could also save around 17% of the cost of shredding documents yourself. What’s more, if you fail to properly dispose of confidential documents, and the data on them is fraudulently used, you could be liable for a fine of up to £500,000 under the Data Protection Act – a very costly incentive to ensure all your confidential documents are shredded.

Ecoshred – for all your confidential document shredding needs

If you’re based in Manchester, Warrington, Runcorn, St Helens, Widnes or anywhere in the surrounding areas, Ecoshred can shred and recycle your confidential documents for you. Their trustworthy, professional teams will take care of everything – all you need to do is provide your documents then sit back and relax as their secure paper shredding services take care of everything.

So to do your bit for the environment, reduce the risk of fraud and save money, visit

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