The importance of domestic shredding
You may assume that a professional shredding service is just for the workplace or office environment.
But with so many of us working from home at the moment, the waste materials you produce may have just shifted from the workplace into the home. None of us are certain when we may return to the workplace. But whilst we are working from home, we can all help to stay compliant with data protection regulations by using a handy domestic collection service.
A domestic shredding service could save you a lot of time and hassle, plus it could work out more cost effective than shredding yourself.
Why use domestic shredding?
Risk of Data Breach
With many office workers asked currently being asked to work from home, the threat of data breach remains. If anything, it is heightened. Without the secure shredding consoles or bins provided in the office, company data could be exposed. Whilst you wouldn’t want to accuse family members or flatmates, there could be sensitive company information that you would not want relatives or children to read accidentally or throw away with the general waste. It’s as important as ever to be concerned about a data breach. If like many of us, you’re working at the dining table, ensure you maintain a tidy workspace and file or clear away anything work related at the end of the day.
Absence of small shredder
It could be tempting just to discard office papers with your household paper recycling at this time, especially if you do not own a small shredding machine. But before you purchase a shredder, think about the cost to your business. Many businesses are continuing with their regular professional shredding service at this time, simply collecting from home instead of the office or workplace. Without a shredder, you may find printed documents are piling up at home. Here’s what you can do to keep data protection compliant:
What to do:
- Keep what you need to shred in a bag or box (the max weight per bag or box is 15kg)
- Book a collection from your address and use our company name.
- We’ll call you 30-60 minutes before arrival; our local providers will collect your confidential materials and shred them at a local secure data destruction facility
- A Certificate of Destruction will be sent directly to head office along with the invoice for the work completed
Looking after the environment too
By using a domestic shredding service you’re not only helping to prevent data theft, you’re also looking after the environment too. Paper is one of the world’s most easily recycled products, and by using our service, you can be confident that your documents are taken to a paper mill and recycled. Due to the bulk amount of paper we collect, the mills readily accept shredded paper when it’s professionally baled.
If you’re interested in a collection whilst working from home, then please contact us to book in your collection.