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Confidential Waste and Secure Destruction

Confidential Waste and Secure Destruction

From bank statements to commercial contracts, personal data to private records, your business deals with highly confidential documents every day.

Whether you’re a small business or a national chain, we have a service to meet your needs – whatever it takes to keep your business safe.

Why it matters

With rise in data theft, information you hold could present a serious security risk if not safely disposed of. It’s a risk that’s not worth taking.

Westminster City Council is the leading environmental solutions provider and holds the highest standards of security and system accreditation. We offer a confidential waste management service that’s flexible and tailored to your requirements.

  • Flexible locally provided service
  • Secure shredding facilities provided by Veolia
  • Certificate of Destruction issued
  • Compliant with the Data Protection Act
  • Full system accreditation
  • Services for small businesses to national chains

Shredding Services

Whether you are after recurring or ad-hoc collections; our shredding service is competitively priced flexible and easy to use.We will provide you with a tailored confidential waste collection service

We also offer a range of containers to place around the office including lockable consoles, bags and secure bins. 

Secure Destruction

We also provide a safe and secure destruction service which guarantees destruction using ISO accredited facilities for a wide variety of items ranging from confidential data to out-of-date or recalled products. 

A totally secure process

The secure destruction service includes 24-hour CCTV camera surveillance, which closely monitors all areas of the disposal site. If you wish, you can witness the destruction of your product, or we can make a DVD recording for your records.  A certificate of destruction will be issued for your further assurance. 

Safe, and environmentally sound

Recycling and recovery can help to minimise your environmental impact, while maintaining confidentiality by ensuring the product or data has lost its identity.  Wherever possible, we will reclaim packaging material including steel, aluminium, glass, cardboard, wood and plastic.

Any liquid generated as a result of the secure destruction process is recovered and then recycled or treated.

Waste products can also be destroyed at our state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility.  Heat created from the process is converted to steam and used to generate heat and electricity for local homes.

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We use Veolia’s ISO rated facilities which offer innovative services to an extensive range of organisations including:

  • Corporations, offices and service providers
  • Small and medium enterprises (SME)
  • Retailers
  • Food and drink manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Shops and supermarkets
  • Logistics & distribution facilities
  • Governmental organisations

We can process large volumes of material, which can be accepted on pallets or in skip containers. Westminster businesses can either deliver waste products directly to a Veolia site, or we can arrange collection and transportation on your behalf.

Materials include:

  • Documents, folders, files, data holders
  • Beverages including alcohol
  • Merchandise including textiles and goods 
  • Prototypes and samples
  • Branded (food) retail product
  • Non hazardous medical products/toiletries

Our clients may have a variety of reasons for seeking finite destruction of their products, including:

  • Archive clearance
  • Destruction of sensitive and commercial data
  • Passed shelf life product
  • Damaged stock
  • Product recall
  • Inferior quality products
  • Incorrectly labelled product

A totally secure process:

The secure destruction service includes 24-hour CCTV camera surveillance, which closely monitors all areas of the site. If you wish, you can witness the destruction of your product, or we can make a DVD recording for your records. A certificate of destruction will be issued for your further assurance.

Safe, and environmentally sound:

Recycling and recovery can help to minimise your environmental impact, while maintaining confidentiality by ensuring the product has lost its identity. Wherever possible, we will reclaim packaging material including steel, aluminium, glass, cardboard wood and plastic. Any liquid generated as a result of the secure destruction process is recovered and then recycled or treated. Treatment includes rendering, which is approved and controlled by Defra. Waste products can also be destroyed at our state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility. Heat created from the process is converted to steam and used to generate heat and electricity for local homes.

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