Secure shredding services for the education sector

With approximately 1.5 million people working in education and 12 million students across all levels, it’s little wonder the UK’s education sector generates huge volumes of confidential information.

We have long-standing experience with educators, and we appreciate your seasonal needs, such as end-of-term and exam cycles, set against a background of more regular administrative operations. We understand that on-site space can be a key issue, as is the need to maintain tight fiscal control, and we work with you to ensure regular multi-site secure shredding collections for reduced risk, cost-effective data management.

High security for your data’s protection

We work to the highest professional standards

ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 accredited · BS EN15713:2023 shredding standard · BS7858 staff vetting · Members of the BSIA, UKSSA · Registered by the ICO

Lockable on-site storage products

We supply lockable cabinets or bins to prevent confidential information from entering the wrong waste stream. Once full, our secure collection operatives will arrive at a pre-agreed time to discreetly remove them from your site, or sites, and return them to the Restore Datashred operating centre closest to you.

Trained and security-checked operatives

All our secure collection operatives are regularly trained and updated in driving skills and security procedures so that they meet the standards laid down in BS5878, and every employee is security checked.

Operating centre secure entry protocols

Twenty-four-hour monitored CCTV cameras and password entry only, as well as security-checked employees, means your sensitive information stays safe as it enters our shredding depot.

Digital audit trail

From collection to shredder blade, an unbroken chain of custody is pivotal for your peace of mind. Our digital audit trail confirms each step of your confidential data’s journey with us.

Certificate of destruction

After every completed transaction with us, we issue you with an electronic certificate of destruction as proof of compliance, thus closing the chain of custody and audit trail.

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Additional benefits


With 11 operating centres across the UK, we combine a service that’s local to you, with the benefits of national scale.

Customer-focused service

Our customer service teams, account and partnership managers are approachable and knowledgeable and, along with our secure collection operatives, contribute to our business being rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.

Planet positive

Like you, we’re committed to reducing our environmental impact, and we lay out our commitments in our Restoring the World company strategy. These commitments include sending 0% of the materials we process to landfill and recycling 100% of the paper we shred. In our quest to become Net Zero by 2035, we’re transitioning our fleet to electricity and alternative fuels, and partnering with Shell UK to reduce and offset vehicle emissions. We’re proud that our commitment to sustainability has been recognised with Planet Mark™ certification. We believe these are important steps that help support you in your ESG goals.

Shred Smart

For busy managers, we place all your account information at your fingertips via our secure customer portal, Shred Smart. This is where you’ll find all your certificates of destruction, and your monthly environmental report that details all the CO2, water, energy, and tree savings your organisation has helped make by shredding and then recycling with Restore Datashred. You can order collections, check accounts, and obtain all the information you need for your reporting systems, at any time and from any place. Simply log in with your password.

Get in touch for a quote

Find out more about our confidential shredding services and get a quick quote. Get in touch with us via our form or give one of our knowledgeable customer services team a call on 0333 060 0474.

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