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Christmas Confidential
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Christmas Confidential

We’re fast approaching the end of a year that many of us will be glad to see the back of and as we’ve faced huge new challenges along the way this has changed the way we work. Many office-based businesses have had to re-think their traditional work approach, fielding remote workers, only allowing a skeleton staff in the office and staggered timetabling for teams to meet and collaborate at a social distance. Tough decisions have had to be made and measurements taken around how much office capacity is required both now, and looking ahead to the future.

Businesses have also had to consider if a blended approach to working hours should be continued post-pandemic as we have adapted to this ‘new normal’. While such a move brings obvious benefits to employees such as the potential for an improved work/life balance and to companies for reduced spend on floor space and facilities, these choices need to be weighed against what systems, processes and protocols must be put into place to ensure smooth, compliant operations continue and this affects how businesses safely and securely carry out data disposal.

It’s no surprise that these considerations may leave you feeling overwhelmed and make you question ‘Where do I put it all?’ and ‘Can I throw it away?’ For new office set-ups at this time of year the daunting task may make you worry about the ghost of workplaces past when it comes to knowing what to do with all the confidential information held or stored at your workplace, but that doesn’t have to be your Christmas Present or Future if you follow our advice…

Whether you’re in an office, a warehouse, a shop or your kitchen/shed/spare bedroom, it’s time to ring the jingle bells and deck the halls as there’s NOTHING like having a really good clear out and we’re here to help make the process easy and efficient.

Why should I have a pre-Christmas clear out?

· Disposing of and shredding confidential materials now means you will be able to locate everything easily in the new year with no paper shuffling and begin work with a clean slate

· Destroying unnecessary waste like paper records makes it easier to carry out tasks with only the items you need leading to improved productivity and customer service

· Knowing the task is done allows you to bask in the warm glow of tidy space nirvana…

What do I do with my confidential waste and how do I securely dispose of data?

Paper and digital records, for example, of HR and accounting business, any customer contact details or email trails, governance information, presentations and brainstorming sessions are all considered confidential waste, so you can’t simply throw them in the bin.

They need to be shredded and recycled so that no one else can get their hands on your company’s and your customers’ data and from uniforms to ID badges and digital media, we can carry out secure shredding either onsite or offsite to work with your needs.

Why should I choose Restore Datashred?

We shred 100,000 tonnes of paper, digital media, textiles and technology a year so we’re pretty experienced in destroying any type of record or confidential item into tiny fragments. If you want to see the process carried out (we know it’s great to see the blades get to work) choose our on-site shredding option where we will bring a secure mobile shredding truck to you.

Want us to take everything away and get the job done? Not a problem, we have 11 confidential shredding centres located across the country where we immediately shred your materials to BS EN15713:2009. We also provide Trustpilot-rated ‘Excellent’ customer service, top notch security and a commitment to sending 0% to landfill.

Customer service excellence – Our friendly and knowledgeable team will listen to what you need and swiftly set up the right service for you either as regular, irregular or one-off collections. They can organise:

– On-site or mobile shredding

– Off-site shredding

– Home shredding through our NEW user-friendly 4-step Home Shred service

Top notch security – Our service is GDPR-compliant from start to finish, with DBS-checked operatives, an unbroken chain of custody, audit trail and certificate of destruction – all backed by hard-won government standard accreditations such as ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001, BSEN15713 and BS7858.

We’re committed to the environment – We are a major recycling company and are this year’s Paper Recycling Business of the Year in the prestigious Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. We know that being more sustainable in 2021 is a target for most businesses, so let us help you meet your targets.

No matter where you are – London and the South East, Greater Manchester or Scotland, for instance – we have a confidential waste shredding centre near you. Give one of our friendly customer service team a call on 0800 376 4422 to get 2021 off to a flying start!