Stay Secure. Stay Compliant.

Safe data disposal, keeping you protected from security breaches

Making sure that your confidential data is safe is something we know is important. At Printwaste, we also know that every customer has their own individual requirements from their confidential data destruction service. This is why we offer a range of options. By working with you, we make sure that the service you receive is the right one for you and your confidential data needs.

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On Site / Off Site

Your material is shredded on-site at your premises, or off site at our secure facility.


Simple & Efficient

Efficient & simple solutions to your shredding needs. A hassle-free service that gives you peace of mind.

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Circular Economy

All your shredded material is 100% recycled, contributing towards the circular economy and helping the planet.


All in One Solution

All your waste requirements under one roof, which can reduce your costs as well as saving you time.



Printwaste are compliant with the highest security standards and are a member of the British Security Industry Association.



In 1998 the Confidential Shredding Division was formed to meet the needs of the 1998 Data Protection act. Our teams are trained thoroughly to ensure that they meet the requirements of our security certifications. We are compliant with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) tailored by the data protection act. The shredding and confidential destruction is completed to the highest standards by staff that have been assessed and trained:

  • Founding member of the British Security Industry Association
  • We adhere to the standards BS EN 15713 for information destruction
  • Accredited to ISO 9001 for quality standards since 2003 ISO 14001 for environmental standards, and ISO 45001 for Health and Safety, as well as being SSIP registered
  • All security personnel are assessed to BS 7858
  • Registered under the Cyber Essentials scheme and with the ICO as a data processor
  • NHS DSP compliant meeting National Data Guardians data security standards

Did you know?

Printwaste offer facility visits to customers, so that you can see what we do with your confidential material, giving you peace of mind.

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Contact us today to get a quote for confidential data shredding and destruction.

Items we shred include:

A choice of confidential shredding services

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All in One

Combine your confidential waste collection with your regular recycling and waste service – separate services, one provider

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Regular & Scheduled

A regular scheduled collection, giving you a reliable solution based on your needs

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One Off

A one off service, suitable for clear outs and purges, both small and large

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On Site

A shredding service that we bring to you, on your own premises

Why Choose Us?

Dedicated support for your queries


We offer ongoing support and advice. We understand that your needs may change and we work with you to provide the right service.

Experienced and trusted shredding company

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Trusted by small businesses and large organisations, we provide a service to suit you.

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& Flexible

We arrange collections to suit you – whether you want a frequent service or a one off clearance.

Zero print shredding waste goes to landfill

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Nothing goes to landfill – everything that is shredded is either recycled or turned to energy.

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Shredding FAQs

In short, yes. Paper is recycled following the data destruction process (shredding). The material is sent off to our dedicated paper mills where it’s recycled back into paper-based products i.e. office copier paper.

Yes. We have created three other services to offer a total confidential data destruction package for you. Our service portfolio covers paper, hard-drives and media materials, branded products and on-demand clearances from document storage and scanning companies.

Paper that is stained with food, paint or dirt, as well as tissues, wet wipes, foil-based gift wrap and brown paper are not recyclable. These impact on the quality and contamination levels of the paper fibres within the material. As a result, these would follow a waste-to-energy disposal route – regaining resource value through energy recovery and diverting away from landfill.

We offer a wealth of services that include regularly scheduled or on-demand paper shredding, hard drive and media destruction and speciality shredding. Each service serves the purpose of assisting your business in safely disposing of unwanted or outdated confidential information. Costings are variable based on the volume of confidential information your business stores. Therefore, you’ll need to contact us for a bespoke quote, then we’ll help you choose when and where you want your chosen service. All services come with a ‘Certificate of Destruction’ for your assurance.

Either on-site at your premises or off-site back at our high-security shredding facility. This is very much dependent on your service preference and guidance from our free consultancy service.

Certified destruction and recycling gives assurance to staff and customers and builds company CSR. Producers of confidential waste should ensure they are giving their sensitive documentation and materials to a data processer (data destruction provider) authorised to handle and dispose of your confidential information.

Not at all. You don’t have to worry about removing paper clips, staples or binder clips. Our cross-cut shredding technology based machinery can handle that.

Under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 the legal requirements states personal data shall be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed. Once they are redundant, ensure they are disposed into one of our secure lockable console or bins.

In short, yes. We provide collections for residential customers across our service area. In addition, we will be happy to receive and destroy confidential documents delivered in.

We make data protection a priority

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