Document shredding UK FAQ
Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about secure document shredding.
Are there document shredding services near me?
ProScan Document Imaging offers out document shredding services to companies, charities, and public sector organisations across the UK including but not limited to:
Document shredding London
Document shredding Manchester
Document shredding Newcastle
Document shredding Halifax
Document shredding Milton Keynes
Document shredding Liverpool
Document shredding Perth
Document shredding Belfast
Document shredding Edinburgh
Document shredding Oxford
Document shredding Chester
Document shredding Cardiff
Document shredding Leeds
Document shredding Essex
As long as we can arrange a courier to collect the documents you need shredding, we can service you.
We offer a free in-house collection service to businesses based across Hampshire and beyond including Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Eastleigh, Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.
Why should I use a secure shredding company rather than shred it myself?
Valuable time is wasted preparing documents for standard office shredders. Removing paper clips, staples and folders is a lengthy process that you will have to pay staff for. Confidentiality may also be breached by leaving this task to an employee.
Using a secure shredding company like ProScan Document Imaging means you do not have to waste time preparing documents, the shredder is capable of handling large amounts of paper at one time so disposing of these documents will take minutes as opposed to hours.
Because our document shredding service is all-inclusive, we handle the task of removing and recycling the wastepaper away from you too.
Do you offer document shredding on site?
We do not offer document shredding on site; however, our service includes picking up your unwanted data from your premises and taking it directly to our shredding site. Our courier partners’ transport is provided by DBS checked drivers and our vans are fitted with GPS. This means you do not have to worry about the security of your data whilst in transit.
How long does it take for my documents to be destroyed?
We shred and destroy all information and documents within 24 hours of receiving them. They are not stored for long periods of time before being shredded.
Can I have the shredded paper back to use myself?
Unfortunately not. We make sure all wastepaper and debris is taken away to be recycled, during this process it is mixed in with other documents making it impossible to separate.
Do I have to remove staples, bindings and plastic wallets before shredding?
No. Our machines are incredibly strong and you do not need to worry about removing these before shredding – they are all handled by our state-of-the-art shredders.
How do we prepare our documents to be shredded?
Keep your paper documents separate from all CDs, DVDs and other computer paraphernalia to be destroyed. Secure shredding bags can be provided to you on your request.
Is ProScan Document Imaging accredited?
Proscan Document Imaging has been certified to ISO9001:2015 standard for quality management systems relating to the provision of document scanning. You can see our certificate to confirm this by clicking here