Confidential Shredding

In May 2018 the new UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance laws came into effect, creating stricter regulation on the confidential treatment of all personal data. Any business or organisation found in breach of these laws risks penalties in the form of substantial fines.

All organisations need to be absolutely certain that their confidential data, both personal and commercial, is securely disposed of. EMERGE Recycling can provide that assurance. We tailor our services to meet your specific requirements, collecting on either a regular or an ad hoc basis.

How it works

How it works

We collect your confidential waste, usually from a secure console, bag, box or bin.

Your confidential waste is securely transported to EMERGE’s plant, driven by our security vetted driver-collectors

We shred your confidential waste at our plant, within 24 hours, in accordance with the British Standard.

Once your confidential waste is destroyed, a Certificate of Secure Destruction is issued.

Your shredded paper is then baled and sent for recycling. It is reprocessed at a local paper mill, within Greater Manchester, where it is made into hand towels.

Keeping your data secure

All of your sensitive data is protected throughout the data destruction process; from our initial point of contact, when we provide you with sacks, lockable wheelie bins, cabinets or bins in which to keep your confidential material secure prior to our collections, right through to the end point of shredding. Ask us to provide you with a copy of our ISO and British Standard accredited process so that you can see it for yourself.

For GDPR compliance and your peace of mind, all of our friendly driver-collectors wear uniforms, carry photographic ID and are security-vetted and DBS checked to BS7858 standards.

EMERGE Recycling can also provide a secure service to confidentially destroy all data-bearing media, including hard drives, pen drives, backup tapes, CDs, DVDs and VHS/audio tapes. For a full list of IT and electronic devices that we can recycle, please see our WEEE page.

Possessing both ISO 9001:2015 and BS EN 15713 accreditations, we guarantee that all your information is completely destroyed at our secure specialist site, within 1 working day from the point of collection.

EMERGE provides you with a Certificate of Secure Destruction as proof that all your material has been disposed of confidentially.

Keeping your data secure

All of your sensitive data is protected throughout the data destruction process; from our initial point of contact, when we provide you with sacks, lockable wheelie bins, cabinets or bins in which to keep your confidential material secure prior to our collections, right through to the end point of shredding. Ask us to provide you with a copy of our ISO and British Standard accredited process so that you can see it for yourself.

For GDPR compliance and your peace of mind, all of our friendly driver-collectors wear uniforms, carry photographic ID and are security-vetted and DBS checked to BS7858 standards.

EMERGE Recycling can also provide a secure service to confidentially destroy all data-bearing media, including hard drives, pen drives, backup tapes, CDs, DVDs and VHS/audio tapes. For a full list of IT and electronic devices that we can recycle, please see our WEEE page.

Possessing both ISO 9001:2015 and BS EN 15713 accreditations, we guarantee that all your information is completely destroyed at our secure specialist site, within 1 working day from the point of collection.

EMERGE provides you with a Certificate of Secure Destruction as proof that all your material has been disposed of confidentially.

Pricing

EMERGE Recycling offers great value for money. With a regular subscription, services start at just £15 per collection of multiple sacks, or even less in some circumstances.

The icing on the cake is that by taking advantage of our service you are supporting our charity and its work in the local community, which is a great way of enhancing your company’s green credentials and corporate social responsibility contribution.

We believe that our customers use our services not only because they are high quality, but because they know we genuinely care about the environment and the wider community.

For more information about our confidential shredding service or to get a quotation, please call us on 0161 223 8200 or email recycling@emergemanchester.co.uk.

Secure Containers

We offer a variety of containers to meet your requirements, including sacks, lockable wheelie bins, or confidential cabinets. EMERGE Recycling’s confidential cabinets are manufactured to meet the strictest industry standards. In most cases these are provided free of charge as part of our Confidential Waste service. For office clearances and archive removal or bulk consignments, we can provide lockable 240L wheelie bins.

Secure Containers

We offer a variety of containers to meet your requirements, including sacks, lockable wheelie bins, or confidential cabinets. EMERGE Recycling’s confidential cabinets are manufactured to meet the strictest industry standards. In most cases these are provided free of charge as part of our Confidential Waste service. For office clearances and archive removal or bulk consignments, we can provide lockable 240L wheelie bins.

“EMERGE have been brilliant; their help and support in getting Great Places to improve their recycling rates is second to none. They offer an ‘at desk’ service which means we don’t need to worry about external storage of confidential paperwork, helping us meet our GDPR compliance requirements efficiently. The team are approachable, friendly and helpful including recommendations on how we can reduce our recycling costs. Great team!”

Sarah McClelland, Environmental Manager, Great Places Housing Group