Secure Document Shredding Cumbria

Derwent Recycling Services offer a secure document shredding service throughout Cumbria. We can help you to protect your company from security threats and compliance failure.

Why shred your documents?

  • Security In every business, confidential documents are generated by almost every employee, from payroll information to employee medical records. Many documents contain private information that could be a security risk in the wrong hands.
  • Compliance – Document destruction compliance is now a legal requirement. All private information contained in documents must be destroyed in a way that ensures it cannot be recreated. Secure shredding is the most effective and preferred method.
  • Identity Theft Prevention – Identity theft has already grown to become one of the most costly security risks that businesses now face. It’s a threat which can quickly destroy business reputation and security. 
  • Save Time & Money – Even if you currently handle you shredding in-house, cost savings can be made by outsourcing your document destruction to Derwent Recycling. Time is money. When document shredding in-house, employees have to set aside valuable work hours to separate paper, remove paper clips, staples and actually carry out the shredding – time which could be better spent. Derwent Recycling Services can do the same task in minutes with no disruption to your business.

Using a company such as Derwent Recycling Services who deal with confidential document shredding, will ensure that you never have to worry about your confidential documents again, so you can concentrate on other aspects of your business.

Our Secure Shredding Service can destroy all types of data, including paper, microfiche, CD's, hard drives, computer towers...

Secure Data Shredding | Hard Drive & Media Destruction

Secure Media Destruction Services for CDs, DVDs, Floppy Disks, Hard Drives & USB drives etc...

It’s not just paper documents that need to be destroyed securely. There are times when safeguarding your data or business means you need to destroy all kinds of items – such as digital data that’s stored on a redundant PC ′s and Laptops.

If your hard drive disposal process includes erasing, reformatting and wiping old hard drives, you and your customers are still vulnerable. In fact, as long as the drives are physically intact, private information can still be retrieved.

Only physical destruction ensures the data on an old hard drive is 100% destroyed.

Our hard drive and media shredding process completely destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and the electronic components rendering the data completely unrecoverable

We work closely with your business to understand the types of data destruction you require to effectively protect your business as a whole.

We have the capabilities and specialist equipment to collect and shred or destroy a wide variety of items, in virtually any volume.


Using Derwent Recycling Services for all your hard drive and media destruction, will ensure that any unwanted or outdated confidential information is securely disposed of and permanently destroyed.

Secure Data Shredding | Hard Drive & Media Destruction

Secure Media Destruction Services for CDs, DVDs, Floppy Disks, Hard Drives & USB drives etc...

It’s not just paper documents that need to be destroyed securely. There are times when safeguarding your data or business means you need to destroy all kinds of items – such as digital data that’s stored on a redundant PC ′s and Laptops.

If your hard drive disposal process includes erasing, reformatting and wiping old hard drives, you and your customers are still vulnerable. In fact, as long as the drives are physically intact, private information can still be retrieved.

Only physical destruction ensures the data on an old hard drive is 100% destroyed.

Our hard drive and media shredding process completely destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and the electronic components rendering the data completely unrecoverable

We work closely with your business to understand the types of data destruction you require to effectively protect your business as a whole.

We have the capabilities and specialist equipment to collect and shred or destroy a wide variety of items, in virtually any volume.


Using Derwent Recycling Services for all your hard drive and media destruction, will ensure that any unwanted or outdated confidential information is securely disposed of and permanently destroyed.

Shred Bins for Secure Paper Storage

Store sensitive documents in secured bins before shredding

Standard, non-lockable paper recycling bins are not suitable for secure storing of sensitive documents prior to paper shredding. It is recommended to use security bins and containers in your office environment. These shred bins and are specially designed for secure disposal and collection of confidential documents which needs shredding.

Shred BinsDescriptionCapacity
Security Sacks


Interwoven polypropylene Bags. Biodegradable and come with a security tag.

We can provided any number of bags to you complete with security tags for each one. You fill them at your leisure and contact us when you want them collected.

This is the perfect service if you are a small business in need of an irregular service with no commitments. Perhaps you’re having an office clear out or you’re moving offices and you want to ensure that your unwanted documentation does not fall into the wrong hands.

20 Kg
Locked Wheelie Bins


The wheelie bin has a secure locking lid and narrow paper slot to prevent unauthorised access to the bin contents. Paper can be placed through the slot or the lid can be unlocked to place bags of paper inside.

We can be the only key holder or you can allocate key holders on your premises.

This is the ideal service if your business has an ongoing need for collection and disposal of unwanted and confidential documentation.

120 or 240 Litre
Secure Console


A Secure Console is a lockable, confidential paper disposal container. Consoles, also called receptacles or containers, are supplied free on loan as they are an integral part of a secure regular shredding service.

The consoles are stylish, freestanding cabinets with a lockable door. The letterbox opening allows for the easy disposal of unwanted papers and documents and the baffle plate inside means nothing can be retreived.

We can be the only key holder or you can allocate key holders on your premises.

The consoles are available in a variety of colours and finishes to suit your workplace decor.

40 Kg

How our Secure Shredding Service Works

  • We provide the right secure storage solutions for your business, including polypropylene security sacks, lockable wheelie bins and secure consoles into which your staff can deposit redundant paper documents.
  • A drop of facility is available or our van collection service will arrive at a pre-arranged date to collect your sacks and wheelie bins and replace them with empty ones. Your containers will remain locked and unopened until they are returned to our site. All our collection drivers and shredding operatives are DBS checked.

  • Volumes and quantities of sacks or bins are noted on the Waste Transfer Note.
  • A designated person will be asked to sign the Waste Transfer Note on behalf of your company and they will receive a copy for your records.
  • Your documents are safely and securely transported to our site.
  • On return to our site, your documents are weighed and unloaded into a secure area. All confidential documents are then shredded and baled prior to recycling. All material is shredded under CCTV.

  • A viewing area is available for clients who wish to see the documents being destroyed. Photo and Video evidence can also be provided for clients piece of mind.
  • A Certificate of Destruction can be issued upon client request.
  • All shredded paper is recycled back into toilet tissue and hand towels at UK Paper Mills.

For your FREE, no-obligation Secure Document & Data Shredding Service quote, call us today on 01900 873789...

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