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Mobile shredding questions and answers

Why should you shred confidential data?

All types of organisation create confidential documents and data in a variety of forms. The Data Protection Act imposes a duty of care in how this information is treated and disposed of.

Most responsible organisations recognise the need to destroy documents and data when it is no longer required and appreciate the risks of not doing so.

Confidential security shredding is the most effective method of destroying both documents and data storage media. Using a professional security shredding company can save you time, money and embarrassment.

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Why can’t I shred using an office shredder?

Well, you can. But are you truly aware of the costs and implications that the DIY approach to document destruction may have for you and your organisation?

In-house security shredding can cost a lot of time, money and effort if it is to be done correctly.

In addition to the management and administration required and the staff time involved in undertaking the security shredding itself, there are the capital and running costs of shredding machinery, maintenance and back-up and costs of disposal. Shredding also creates noise and mess that may not be conducive to the office environment.

The effectiveness of the operation may also be suspect. Confidential documents may be left lying around for days awaiting destruction and run the risk of being confused with standard office waste.

Professional, confidential security shredding assures effective document destruction to recognised standards, providing total peace of mind and simplifying matters for you and your organisation.

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My cleaners say they can take care of it.

Many cleaning companies will say they can handle your confidential document and data destruction requirements and, on the face of it, dealing with one less supplier might appear attractive. But there are potential pitfalls.

Many cleaning contractors actually outsource the security shredding process, placing at least one middleman between you and the service you require. It can also introduce additional processes that might compromise the quality and effectiveness of the service.

In addition, confidential waste may get mixed up with general office rubbish or may not be handled in as secure a manner as it should be.

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Why use a professional mobile shredding company?

Put simply, using a professional confidential destruction company, such as MobileShred, gives you total peace of mind and is cost-effective.

We take care of everything, from initial consultation to the supply of secure containers for your premises through collection to final destruction and recycling/disposal.

We operate to the highest standards of security and destruction, assuring you that your security shredding requirements have been met.

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Do you only shred paper documents?

No. We can take care of the destruction of a wide range of materials, including uniforms, electronic media, computer equipments and much more.

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Do I have to remove staples, paperclips and binders?

No. Our systems will take care of all such extraneous materials and ensure they do not interfere with either the destruction or subsequent recycling processes.

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How much confidential waste do I have to have?

It really doesn’t matter. Our mobile security shredding services are tailored to your needs, no matter how large or small. We have a range of containers, vehicles and service levels that will ensure the service is as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

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What sort of container will I need?

We offer a wide range of containers, depending on your own requirements. For most offices, we would supply a secure, locked cabinet, which prevents unauthorised access to confidential materials.

Our security shredding specialist will be able to advise you on the most appropriate container for your needs.

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How much does it cost?

Naturally, the price will depend on the service you require, but we always provide a quotation before we commence any work. Longer term, fixed price agreements are also possible, following appraisal by our security shredding specialists.

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Can I trust the person collecting my confidential materials?

All MobileShred personnel involved in the handling of confidential material have undergone a thorough, independent vetting process in accordance with BS7858. All collection staff wear smart company uniforms and carry photographic identification, so you know you are dealing with someone you can trust.

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What’s so special about UKSSA accreditation?

UKSSA, the United Kingdom Security Shredding Association was the first trade organisation to recognise that security shredding needed to be governed by a set of rigorous, transparent standards and by an organisation that exists to uphold these standards and not to serve the interests of its members or make profit.

The UKSSA standards are enshrined in the association’s code of practice and, unlike other organisations its field, UKSSA members must undergo a strict audit of their operations every two years to retain membership.

With such stringent requirements in place, it is little wonder that UKSSA does not have as large a membership as its contemporaries, but it will come as no surprise to learn that it is respected by clients throughout the private and public sectors of our economy.

If your current security shredding supplier is not an UKSSA member, maybe it’s time to ask why?

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Can I watch our materials being destroyed?

Of course you can! Our security personnel will be happy to let you witness the entire security shredding process as your data is destroyed in our vehicle at your premises.

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How will I know my materials have been destroyed?

As part of our service and internal audit systems, every consignment is issued with a Certificate of Destruction when the security shredding processes have been completed. Naturally, you will receive a copy of this for your records.

Plus, with MobileShred undertaking the entire process on your premises, you have the added assurance of witnessing your data being destroyed.

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What happens after destruction?

Our vehicles store all destroyed materials and transport them back to our own premises where they are sorted and processed according to type.

Paper-based material is recycled. It is made into bales and transported to paper mills for recycling into a wide variety of paper products.

Non-paper products are recycled wherever possible or disposed of in an environmentally-responsible manner.

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Corporate strategies
Financial records
Personnel records
Planning documents
Minutes of meetings
Sales forecasts
Customer records

Receipts and invoices
Birth certificates
Medical records
Market research documents
Vehicle documents
Commercial documents

Employee reviews
Tax returns
Utility bills
Cancelled cheques
Computer printouts

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