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Restore Datashred: at a glance

why choose restore datashred?
Who are Restore Datashred?

We are one of the UK’s market leaders in data shredding. We have a nationwide network of 12 high capacity shredding centres, more than 200 collection and mobile shredding vehicles – including a mini-fleet of the multi-talented Shred-Tech MDX-3 – and we currently shred 100,000 tonnes of materials a year.

What do we offer?

Our size offers scale, coverage and efficiency while, when it comes to service, we make your security, confidentiality and peace of mind our priorities. We provide a safe and secure solution for shredding materials including: paper documents, archive records, ID cards, uniforms, hard disk drives, CDs, USB sticks and legacy media.

And we offer choice…

· On-site services, at your place, offer you an immediate solution, with an enhanced level of security, where you can watch the contents of your confidential bins being tipped directly on to the blades of the shredder in one of our mobile shredding vehicles. There’s no gap in custody and you can see for yourself that no one unauthorised can get their hands on your confidential material.

· Off-site services are built to scale and are a really cost-effective solution. All collections are made by uniformed operatives in tracked vehicles and are transported to your local destruction centre for same-day shredding. Once again, there’s no gap in custody and there’s a certificate of destruction promptly provided for your records and your peace of mind.

How are we different?

We are innovators, investors and recyclers: we use the latest shredding technologies at our shredding centres and in our mobile shredding trucks; our fleet is both FORS- and Masternaut-accredited, the latter putting us in the country’s top 2% for efficient, environmentally effective management.

While driver training is a constant, ongoing cycle; we encourage apprenticeships and lifelong learning among our teams; 100% of the paper we shred for you goes to be recycled, which you can then buy back as part of our closed loop scheme; available through our customer portal, our Environmental Report shows the savings on water, CO2 and trees for each shred.

How do we do what we do?

Our 12 shredding centres are sited the length and breadth of the country so that we can give large scale efficiencies alongside intimate local knowledge.  

You’ll always get excellent service from trained, vetted, friendly people who live in your area.

From our legendary customer services team, to our account managers and our point-of-contact drivers, we all know our business and how to make it work so you get the best results.

Our modern fleet of mobile shredders and secure collection trucks is managed so that we collect from you on time and in the right place. If there’s a traffic issue, we’ll always contact you to let you know.

And if you love high tech, why not book a shred with one of our new Shred-Tech MDX-3 mobile shredders?

The blades can reduce paper safely and securely to mere millimetres at awesome speeds – quite an eye opener!


What about data protection?

Here at Restore Datashred we are the final link in the chain of a professionally managed data cycle – it’s what we do, every day. We’ve made it our business to be GDPR and DPA 2018-compliant ourselves so that we can pass on our knowledge and experience to you in your quest for a watertight data management cycle.

We understand the legal aspects and we understand the pressure points of everyday office and business life, across public and private sector organisations of all sizes.

So, data protection? We’ve got that covered. Here’s how.

– We provide a range of highly secure, lockable bins and cabinets designed to fit into your office environment. 
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– We’ve worked hard to achieve ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 standards, and more, so you can trust our entire data handling process
– All our operatives undergo regular driver and technology training and are all vetted to BS7858
– All our vehicles are tracked by GPS
– Online customer portal for round-the-clock authorised access for streamlined, secure account management
– Security checked entry at all our CCTV-monitored destruction centres
– Certificate of destruction promptly delivered after each shred

There are no breaks in the chain of custody, no opportunities for your data to go missing.

And how can we help you meet your corporate responsibilities?

We are always working on ways to reduce our consumption, which means we can pass on the savings – and lower environmental impact – to you.

Recycling – we always aim for 0% landfill and send all shredded paper to be turned into recycled paper, while unwanted textiles are shredded, baled and sent for further processing to become refuse derived fuel (RDF).

Fleet management – there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of our network of vehicles so that they arrive on time and in the right place, every time. We ensure that our focus is on: safer driving, more fuel-efficient driving, ‘greener’ driving and ever-evolving customer service standards. Our FORS and Masternaut accreditations require constant telematics monitoring, driver assessment and environmentally aware good practice and route planning.

Restore Datashred’s Environmental Report – this innovative report shows the savings on water, CO2 and trees for each shred, and is a useful tool for you to use with your customers – both internal and external!

So, why do customers choose Restore Datashred?

1. Service
2. Security
3. People

Not only but also…

We have aspired to, and met, the criteria for these accreditations and awards:
· Trustpilot ‘Excellent’
· Environment agency-accredited waste carriers
· HSE policies upheld at our centres and during on-site collection
· BS EN15713 shredding standard accredited, including BS7858 staff vetting and training
· ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 27001 accredited

For our full range of services, products and accreditations, visit Restore Datashred at, or call 0800 376 4422 to speak to one of our legendary customer services team about what you need! We look forward to hearing from you.