The Data Protection Act 1998 requires organisations to store data securely and dispose of it safely, ensuring confidential and personal information is destroyed. Failure to do so can result in significant fines and irreparable reputational damage.

Examples of information deemed confidential includes:

  • Personnel files
  • Social security and PAYE records
  • Accounts and vat records
  • Customer information and sales enquiries
  • Banking information and credit card details
  • All commercially sensitive and personal health information

Bywaters offers customers both off-site (at a local facility) and mobile (at your premises) shredding services. Whichever solution you choose, your confidential material will be shredded and baled for recycling within 24 hours. You will then be provided with a "Certificate of Destruction" to BS EN 15713:2009 standards.

Our confidential management system is certified to ISO 9001: 2008 and we collect and process your documents for data destruction to BS EN15713; 2009 standards, based on a ‘zero-direct-to-landfill’ policy.