Confidential Shredding FAQs
Q: Why do I need a confidential document destruction service?
A: Identity fraud is the biggest growing crime in the UK, it is estimated to affect over 100,000 people in the UK each year, even names and addresses are worth something to a fraudster. These details can be obtained from banking information, VAT records and even junk mail so it is vital you dispose of it properly.
Q: What is classed as confidential?
A: Customer information, banking information, invoices, statements, computer printouts, account and employee records and even your customer’s names and addresses are confidential. Please call one of our team if you are unsure as they will be able to help.
Q: Do I have to prepare my confidential waste in anyway?
A: No. O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions can provide you with anything from sacks with security ties to lockable bins as our main aim is to make the whole process as easy and as simple as we possibly can for you.
Q: How do you charge for your services?
A: We can charge either by weight or by item i.e. archive box, sack, secure bin, cabinet etc. We don’t charge for time so you’ll always know what the costs are before we start the job.
Q: Why use a shredding service instead of using our own shredder?
A: Money! It will cost you 3 to 5 times more to use a shredding machine than to have a shredding service. The cost of the shredder, labour, office space, maintenance, power and disposal all add up to much more than we charge, and we do all the work for you.
Q: Why have our documents shredded on-site?
A: Security. Once your documents leave your location, you can never be sure what actually happens to them or who may see or have access to them. We do not sort your documents and we never touch them. (You may even witness the destruction process if you’d like to).
Q: Do you issue a certificate of destruction?
A: Yes. Once your documents have been destroyed, we issue you a Certificate of Destruction and the output is then recycled.
Q: Do your employees ever see our documents?
A: No. Our shredding equipment feeds your documents directly into the shredder.
Q: How do you ensure our security?
A: Our security screened Data Destruction officers are BS7858, CRB and Police Level 2. They transport the bagged documents from the locked consoles to our vehicle.
Q: What kinds of security containers do you provide?
A: We provide a variety of security containers to meet your needs, please contact us for more information.
Q: What if I only need shredding once a year or just once?
A: We service many clients who use us just once a year as well as companies who need to shred regularly.
Q: How does it help with the environment?
A: If recycling is part of your organisation’s environmental policy, we can help you fulfill your green commitment as we recycle 100% of your confidential waste.