A Walk-In Shredding Service for Private Individuals!

In the past professional shredding services have previously only been made available for businesses and other organisations.

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Now you can benefit from a secure, convenient shredding service that costs only £9.60 for a 15kg sack (that’s about 5000 sheets of A4).

  • No appointment needed – we are open 8-5 Monday to Thursday and 8-12 on Fridays
  • Great for small amounts of confidential waste
  • Convenient and secure – we unload, shred and certify – while you watch!

Call us on 01704 512380 or click here for more information.

Document Storage Archive here in Southport!

If you are struggling for space, or need a professional document storage solution then we are the local archiving organisation that can help. Features of our document storage services include:

Save space: We can assist you free up valuable space in your office. This space can then be used for other purposes, such as increasing your workspace or adding new employees.

Local: our secure storage facility is based here in Southport – close to you for speedy retrieval of documents just when you need them.

Secure: CCTV protected, alarmed and monitored.

Professional Document Management: When you store your documents with us, you benefit from complete control of your stored archives. All boxes are bar coded and our document management software allows you to specify key information such as review dates, destroy dates, and detailed contents.

So, if you are looking for a safe, secure, and affordable way to store your business documents, we are ready to help!

Contact us today on 01704 512380 to find out more.

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Why Accountants use our shredding services

Another firm of Accountants has started using our scheduled shredding services this week. The reasons why Accountants in particular use are services are numerous, but most fall into the following categories:

To protect client privacy. Accountants often have access to sensitive client information, such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, and credit card numbers. If this information falls into the wrong hands, it could be used for identity theft or other financial crimes. Shredding documents ensures that this information is destroyed and cannot be accessed by unauthorized individuals.

To comply with data protection laws. The GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation), introduced in 2018, governs how data must be handled. These rules require businesses to take steps to protect personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Shredding documents is one way to comply with these laws.

To protect the Accountant’s business. If an Accountant’s office is hacked or burgled, and sensitive client information is stolen, the accountant could be held liable for damages. Shredding documents helps to mitigate this risk by making it more difficult for criminals to obtain sensitive information.

In addition to these legal and ethical reasons, accountants should also shred clients’ documents for practical reasons. Old documents can take up a lot of space, and they can be difficult to store securely. Shredding documents frees up space and makes it easier to keep the office organized.

If you are an Accountant, it is important to have a document shredding policy in place. This policy should specify which documents should be shredded, how often they should be shredded, and who is responsible for shredding them.

Here are some additional tips for accountants on document shredding:

>Shred all documents that contain sensitive client information, such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, and credit card numbers.

>Shred documents as soon as they are no longer needed.

>Use a cross-cut shredder to ensure that documents are shredded into small, unreadable pieces.

>Dispose of shredded documents in a secure manner, such as by placing them in a sealed bag or container.

>Keep a record of when and how documents were shredded.

By following these tips, accountants can help to protect client privacy, comply with data protection laws, and protect their businesses from data breaches.

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Good reasons why you should shred your old papers

There are many reasons why shredding your old paperwork makes good sense. Here are a few of the most important ones:

  • To protect personal information. Shredding confidential documents helps to protect personal information such as national insurance numbers, credit card numbers, and driver’s license numbers from falling into the wrong hands. This information can be used for identity theft and other crimes.
  • To comply with regulations. Many businesses and organizations are required by law to shred confidential documents. This includes financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and government agencies.
  • To prevent fraud. Shredding confidential documents helps to prevent fraud by making it more difficult for criminals to obtain the information they need to commit identity theft or other crimes.

If you have confidential documents that you need to shred, there are a few different options available to you. You can hire a professional shredding service or purchase a home shredder. No matter which option you choose, make sure that the documents are properly shredded so that they cannot be reassembled.

Here are some additional tips for shredding confidential documents:

  • Shred all documents that contain sensitive information, including financial statements, medical records, and legal documents.
  • Do not simply tear up documents or put them in the trash. This is not enough to protect the information they contain.
  • Use a cross-cut shredder to ensure that the documents are completely destroyed.
  • Shred documents immediately after you are finished with them.
  • Keep the shredded documents in a secure location until they are disposed of.

By following these tips, you can help to protect your personal information and help protect your self against identity theft and fraud.

Walk-In Service March 2021 Update

Covid-19 Service Changes

In order to maintain social distancing and protect you and our staff we have made some minor changes to our Walk-In Service.

  • The service operates Monday to Friday 8-12.
  • Please call ahead on 01704 512380 to let us know the morning you wish to arrive.
  • On arrival please stay in you vehicle – we will unload, shred and email you an certificate of destruction and invoice.
  • Payment can be made by bank transfer or by card on the phone.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call 01704 512380.

Walk In Service Update – Covid -19 Social Distancing

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020 we have suspended our Walk-In Shredding Service until further notice.

Should you wish to use our Shredding Services, we can arrange a collection from your home or place of work.

Click here to contact us or call 01704 512380

Our other services as shown below continue to operate.

Schools needs a regular shredding service

Client Requirements:

Day to day confidential waste produced at a Primary School was previous just being archived. This was making demands on the limited storage space available. It was also identified in an audit that Pupil Data was being retained for longer than necessary – a breech of the GDPR.  


iData Destruction Regular Shredding Service provides secure, locked consoles in offices with regular collections to prevent a build up of the day to day confidential paper waste.

An 8 week trial was initiated to accurately assess the appropriate collection frequency and a convenient number of consoles. After the trial it was agreed 2 consoles with a 4 weekly interval between collections.

The new regular shredding service provides a secure end of document life solution, prevented excessive clutter in the schools limited storerooms and was complaint with GDPR.