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Box-it Wales & Severn are a professional document management company providing the public and private sector with confidential shredding in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Wales.

The safe disposal of confidential files and information is a legal requirement for all businesses.

If you are simply throwing business files in the bin and bagging them for collection, you may be in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. This can lead to legal actions against a business and internal disciplinary procedures for managers and employees.

Here are some important points to consider before you throw that piece of paper in the office waste bin…

  • Mistakes are easily made. Before throwing away documents, check carefully for any personal data.
  • All personal or sensitive data must be treated as confidential waste.
  • Check dates of documents as destroying company data too early may be in breach of law.
  • All confidential waste must be shredded and put in a designated confidential waste sack.
  • Confidential waste must not be left with other waste in public areas.
  • When confidential shredding is required you should ideally contact a reputable shredding company.


There has never been a more important time to ensure you have a document retention and disposal procedure in place.

Purchasing a small, budget shredding machine for an office is fraught with potential risks and usually means an employee stood at a machine shredding documents all day; hardly an economical use of staff resources!

A Secure Confidential Shredding Solution

Take the guesswork out of destroying confidential documents.

Whether you require compliant disposal of accounts files, personnel records or contracts, we provide you a fast, confidential solution to destroying your records.

Collection is completed to your time and date requirements and we only use secure sacks and containers to remove your documents. All waste is issued with bar-codes so that we are fully accountable and you have a record of destruction should you need to provide future evidence.

You will also have reduced your environmental footprint, safe in the knowledge that your shredded paper is 100% recycled and used to plant trees on the Glanusk Estate.

If you would like more information on your legal requirements or would like a free quotation for confidential shredding in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire or South Wales, call us today on 01873 811803.

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014