Confidential Waste

The secure disposal of confidential documents is essential to all businesses and organisations for reasons of commercial integrity and compliance with government legislation.

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Under the Data Protection Act you must destroy, under secure conditions, any data containing personal information, failure to do so is a criminal offence.

Some examples of the data included within this remit are listed below:

  • payroll data
  • financial reports
  • job applications
  • customer records
  • minutes of meetings

These are just a few examples of information that could embarrass or compromise your company if not disposed of securely.

WMS take the worry out of finding a suitably qualified contractor by using a network of long-established, accredited companies who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Registered carrier of waste under the Duty of Care of the Environment Protection Act
  • Members of an accredited organisation (BSIA) British Security Industry Association or (UKSSA) United Kingdom Security Shredding Association
  • All vehicles and containers located by British Standard tracking devices
  • Selection and vetting of staff must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of BS7858
  • All material to be destroyed within 24 hrs of collection
  • All material to be destroyed to the agreed Ministry of Defence standard size
  • Numbered seals and the issuing of an Approved Destruction Certificate
  • Compared with other methods of destruction and disposal, security shredding has the least impact on the environment.
  • All shredded material goes to UK paper mills for recycling. This material will then be used to make products such as toilet tissues and high quality writing papers.