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The Dos & Don'ts Of Confidential Waste Disposal

If you work at a modern business, chances are you will be dealing with confidential information. Whether this is client information, company budgets or anything else, you want to ensure this kind of information does not fall into the wrong hands.


Confidential information being leaked can lead to a loss in profits, losing customer trust and even opening yourself up to lawsuits. Confidential document collection and shredding can help you make sure this information is disposed of safely and securely.


Read on to discover more on confidential waste disposal in this helpful blog from Highlander Security Shredding.

Don’t - Just Throw It Away

This is the key way that your confidential documents will fall into the wrong hands. The first situation this can occur is in the office and you simply throw a document in the bin. A rival at work could take this and use the information against you somehow. Secondly, if you dispose of confidential documents in a normal bin, you never know where they could end up.

Do - Keep Documents Secure Until Disposal

If you work at a company where privacy needs to be ensured, make sure that confidential documents are kept secure until you dispose of them. This means do not leave them lying around, making sure they are locked away while you still have use of them, and then disposed of as soon as possible when you are done with them.

Don’t - Put Your Trust In The Wrong People

While plenty of companies offer shredding services, some of them might not be as reliable as others. There is a big difference between waste disposal and confidential waste disposal, so you want to make sure you put your trust in the right people. Without this, you still run the risk of your data being leaked.

Do - Work With A Compliant & Regulated Company

The best way to ensure your confidential waste is disposed of correctly is by working with a compliant and regulated company, such as the team here at Highlander Security Shredding. We are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are regulated by the ICO and audited by ISO and the United Kingdom Security Shredding Association.

Confidential Waste Collection In Scotland

Don’t let your confidential waste fall into the wrong hands. Work with Highlander Security Shredding for reliable and secure confidential waste disposal in Scotland. We are the go-to choice for businesses across Scotland, offering you disposal methods that will save you money and ensure your confidential documents are disposed of correctly. This will help you to eliminate the risk of damage to your reputation, data breaches and costly fines.


If you’d like to find out more about our services, get in touch today.

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