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Restore Datashred
Public Sector
Restore Datashred
Public Sector

Balancing budgets for government organisations

If you’re in procurement for local authorities, the NHS, schools, the civil service or any other government agencies you’ll be an expert in stretching your budget as well as fully aware of all the compliance issues you must meet.

At Restore Datashred we know that you need data shredding services supplied at a fair price by accredited businesses that are large enough in scale and capacity to deal securely with the high volume of confidential documents you generate.

We build our BS EN15713-certified data shredding services to meet the needs of each individual public sector area, drawing on our wide experience and high levels of trust with 80 government departments, over half of all local authorities, NHS trusts and many schools and universities.

We work with you to set up collection schedules and processes that guarantee the safe passage of your confidential information from office archive or storage facility to shredder blade and on into recycling; processes and safeguards we have designed to prevent data breaches and the fines and reputational damage that go with them.

What are some of the challenges the public sector faces?

With space at a premium, the pressure is on to keep confidential paper and digital media assets closely managed and moved on through their full lifecycle so that they a) do not take up valuable floor and filing space, and b) are not seen by prying eyes.

On-site archives for storing correspondence, city plans, patient records and so on are becoming a rarity, their care increasingly outsourced to records management businesses. And whether it’s clearing out defunct basement storage areas, destroying paper documents that have been digitised or shredding records whose retention period is up, ensuring your data is protected from start to finish in the disposal and shredding process is essential.

That’s where working with a sector-experienced preferred supplier, such as Restore Datashred, pays dividends. We know that speed, courtesy, compliance and efficiency are all important to you – all of which we meet, and then some.

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The Restore Datashred promise

We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment wherever possible and, as such, have implemented robust environmental targets. In the past three years we have reduced our fuel usage by 25% and are proud to boast a zero-landfill policy. We have a fleet of over 200 HGV’s which in the main comply with Euro 6 emissions standard.

Your security and confidentiality are our priority. We work closely with our customers to ensure that the highest standards of data protection are maintained. We provide a safe and secure solution for the shredding of confidential materials, including paper documents, archive records, ID cards, uniforms, hard drives, CDs, USB sticks and legacy media.

How Restore Datashred services meet those challenges

Secure cabinets and bins

A range of secure lockable cabinets and bins, as well as security sacks and ties, to keep your paper assets safe on site.

On-site mobile shredding vehicles

Our specialised on-site shredding vehicles are equipped with the latest on-board shredding technology, ensuring the complete destruction of your confidential data and other media in front of your own eyes.


Off-site data shredding centres

with state of the art machinery our fully secure shredding centres provide secure environment for all data to be shredded off-site.

Trained, vetted security operatives

Our team is trained and vetted to standard BS5878, ensuring that your confidential data is handled safely and securely at all times.


Secure audit trail

Unbroken chain of custody from a secure audit trail with a promptly supplied certificate of destruction for your records and to show your clients.

12 state-of-the-art data shredding centres

Our estate of 12 state-of-the-art data shredding centres around the country, and large fleet of 300 vehicles.



Making sure we handle data professionally, securely and strictly in line with current and future data protection regulations is the cornerstone of all our businesses.

Environment friendly

We help you meet your sustainability targets by recycling all shredded paper and providing Environmental Reports that show how much energy, water and woodland you have saved by choosing responsible, secure data shredding.


In the era of GDPR, large-scale controllers and handlers of information and paper are particularly interested in our on-site mobile shredding service. In our specially adapted vehicles, you can watch your confidential assets move from shredding bin on to shredding blade – it’s fast, safe and secure, with no-one other than you and your Restore Datashred operative present.

Additional benefits

  • We are the only data shredding business in the UK with the ServiceMark award from the Institute of Customer Service
  • Restore Datashred is serious about security for your confidential data – we are BS EN15713:2009 accredited, so your assets will be treated with the respect they deserve

Case Studies

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