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Confidential Destruction
Do not neglect the security aspect of looking after confidential data

Recycling our clients securely destroyed documents is our way of giving back to the world which we occupy

Ascentas control the entire destruction process and can help you establish a secure, comprehensive, cost effective and, more importantly, a compliant information destruction solution.

From collection of documents through to confidential destruction, our Secure Confidential Destruction Solutions ensures the confidential destruction of your paper, media, disks, tapes and CDs.

Secure Collection

Choose from locked containers, paper sacks or having your boxes picked up directly from your office for confidential destruction.


On a schedule or as-needed basis, uniformed screened and fully insured Ascentas personnel will collect your material for destruction.


After destruction and where possible, waste material is baled and sent for recycling.

100% of the documents that we destroy are recycled and the material returns to be used as tissue paper

The Confidential Destruction Process

An Ascentas Destruction Solution starts with your needs. Whether you require a customised scheduled shredding bin pickup and rotation service to a yearly ad-hoc shredding process, Ascentas has the capability to handle document destruction on the schedule and in the manner that works best for you.

Depending on the volume of shredding expected, a scheduled bin rotation program may be the most cost-effective way for your company to implement a secure destruction process for everyday business documents.

Your Options

Bin Rotation

Ascentas will place secure, visually pleasing, heavy duty paper shredding containers in the locations of choice within your organisation. We will work with you and your team to ensure that your employees are familiar with the shredding process. Initial delivery through to ongoing bin rotation and pickup will be discussed with you to ensure your needs are met.

Once your Bin Rotation Solution is in place things couldn’t be simpler:

  • Your staff dispose of confidential material in the bins provided by Ascentas.

  • Your Shredding Bins are picked up according to your specific needs on a regular basis.

  • We exchange your Full bins for empty ones.

  • You remain compliant and your company data is securely shredded.

Ad-Hoc Shredding

If the volume of your daily business documents does not warrant a scheduled document shredding rotation, we can schedule a one-time pickup and destruction for business or personal documents.

Shredding Security

Security is still as important to Ascentas when it comes to your shredding material. Your confidential material is transported in locked containers and remains locked until they arrive at an Ascentas Centre. Once they arrive at the Centre, they are immediately co-mingled with millions of other documents ready for destruction.

Ascentas staff sort all incoming material for appropriate processing, taking out any plastic items or heavy cardboard. These items will be recycled through a different process.

At the end of the Shredding Process, everything which is shredded by Ascentas is sent to a paper mill where it is pulped before being shipped to Europe as part of the recycling process. It will soon return to the UK in the form of toilet paper or new copier paper. Your certificate of destruction also confirms that the shredded material has been recycled.

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