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The Benefits of Using an On-site Shredding Service

Aug 25, 2023On-site Shredding

No matter what line of business you are in, you have a lot of confidential documents to keep track of. There will be contracts, financial records, employee files, customer data and more.

All of this private information needs to be properly disposed of to protect your business and your customers.

That’s where on-site shredding comes in. On-site shredding is a service where a shredding company comes to your location and shreds your documents on-site. This is the most secure way to dispose of your documents, as it eliminates the risk of them being lost or stolen. It will also help you to comply with relevant regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

After the initial focus on implementing GDPR in 2018, companies across Europe have had to maintain compliance or face the consequences. For the largest companies there have been eye-watering penalties. Internet giant Meta’s EU base in Ireland was fined €1.2bn by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) for breaching the flagship data protection law.

Ensuring your company carries out good practice around document destruction and recycling will help prevent you falling foul of the regulations.

How we help

Trusted professional shredding company ShredPro delivers secure, efficient and cost-effective on-site shredding and recycling services for a range of customers.

Our specialised mobile on-site shredding service securely destroys all confidential waste at your premises. You can watch your confidential data being destroyed at a speed 40 times quicker than an office shredder and three times faster than many of our competitors.

Always meeting accredited levels, our service to customers is of the highest standard in our industry, ensuring maximum protection of your confidential information while helping the planet by recycling to reduce the demand for natural resources.

After all material is rendered illegible, our experienced shredding operatives will issue you with a certificate of destruction confirming safe destruction to European standards EN15713, thereby protecting you and your company’s interests, safety and reputation.

Legal Requirements

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires businesses to protect sensitive data in a secure manner. The Information Commissioner’s Office, which oversees the enforcement of GDPR in the UK, says: “You must ensure that you have appropriate security measures in place to protect the personal data you hold.”

Deleting your unrequired data in a secure way, authorised with a shredding certificate of destruction, helps meet compliance regulations. The ICO adds: “Deleting records that you no longer need, or are not proportionate to retain any longer, is an essential part of a good records management system.”

Our on-site process

Step 1: Collection
Free containers or security bags are supplied for both regular and one-off collections. Boxes, pallets or files can also be collected.

Step 2: Materials secured
A DBS and vetted shredding operative will transport all materials in a secure container to the specially designed shredding vehicle.

Step 3: On-site industrial shredders
Once on the vehicle, industrial shredders will destroy the material immediately to industry standards.

Step 4: Destruction confirmation
Once all materials are securely disposed of a certificate of destruction is issued while on-site.

Step 5: Baled and recycled
The shredded paper is then removed, baled and recycled at local paper mills.

Step 6: Environmentally friendly
The confidential material can go into making a number of environmentally friendly products.

The Benefits

The main benefits of on-site shredding include:

  • Maximum security: On-site shredding eliminates the risk of your documents being lost or stolen. Shredding professionals like the team at ShredPro will bring their own shredders and security containers, so your documents never leave your premises, reducing risks for you and your data.
  • Convenience: On-site shredding is convenient for you, as many of our clients will vouch. Rather than having to worry about transporting your documents to a shredding facility, ShredPro will come to you at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Compliance: On-site shredding helps you comply with GDPR and all other regulations around data and confidentiality. Rather than asking untrained generalists to work on your shredding, ShredPro follow all applicable laws and regulations to ensure that your documents are disposed of properly.
  • Peace of mind: As busy business leaders, on-site shredding gives you peace of mind knowing all your confidential documents are being properly disposed of. With ShredPro taking on the work to an agreed schedule, you can focus on running your business without having to worry about data breaches or identity theft.

If you’re looking for a paper shredding company that can provide you with a professional on-site service, contact us today. We offer a variety of paper shredding services to fit your needs, and we’re committed to protecting your data.


We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our paper shredding services. We are confident that you will be happy with our services.


“ShredPro have provided a reliable and professional shredding service, supplying neat containers that complement the existing office furniture. Monthly collections are carried out by friendly professional staff who collect and destroy all documents on site erasing any concerns we had regarding security. ShredPro provide a very proficient service and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them.”
Becki Morrow
BBC ALBA Broadcasting Corporation

About ShredPro

ShredPro recycles 100% of the paper we shred, all in compliance with the environmental management system ISO 14001. This ensures that our own environmental impact and therefore those of our customer is controlled. All our paper is recycled at local UK mills, again reducing the impact on the environment and investing in the local economy.

Contact us today to learn more about our paper shredding and recycling services and get your free quote.

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