What we do

Shred Base offers a range of services for companies looking to securely and safely dispose of their waste. This includes secure document shredding services, both on-site and off-site, for both small and large companies throughout the UK.

You can rest assured that your documents are safe with us until destruction as we are a tier 1 security shredding company.

We also work with numerous printers and manufactures, offering a reliable solution to help recycle any waste. We provide a free audit to determine what valuation the paper may have, and also offer secure containers, compactors and skips.

As well as recycling paper, Shred Base has the capability to collect other waste streams. This includes glass, cardboard, plastic, and more. Get in touch with us today, to see how we can help you become more environmentally friendly.

We currently hold ISO certifications: 9001 for Quality, 14001 for Environment, and 45001 for Health and Safety. All of our staff are fully security vetted in line with BS EN 7858, and we also have BS EN 15713 certification for the Secure destruction and disposal of materials.

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Sectors we serveIndustry Sectors

Hotels and Hospitality

Learn ways in which the hotel and hospitality industry can use our secure shredding services, to protect themselves against data breaches. Every day new confidential data is received by hotels, when new customers make a booking.

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Banking & Financial Services

Learn why it is so imperative that financial companies use the correct procedures in disposing of their confidential data. Using secure document destruction services we offer, will help all companies.

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Learn how we can help your company with our secure paper shredding, and hard drive destruction offerings. Law firms have a legal obligation to dispose of confidential information.

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Health and Social Services

Learn how our clear-out services, workplace privacy policies, and secure shredding and recycling services are of so much importance to the health and social services sector.

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Schools and Education

Learn how Shred Base can help schools and educational companies, with their confidential information. Our secure shredding and handling practices, help to keep this data out of the wrong hands.

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Government and Public Sectors

Learn why our regular shredding services, of anything from paper to hard drives, is so vital for the Governments and Public Sector services.

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Shred Base – Your Shredding Company

Shred Base is one of the leading confidential destruction companies in the security shredding sector in the UK. Our founder brought one of the first ever mobile shredding wagons to the UK over twenty years ago, and knows the industry as good as anyone. As one of the market leaders in on-site and off-site security shredding we carry out a quick, cost effective and highly secure confidential waste destruction service.

We pride ourselves on offering the best quality services on shredding not only paper, but other materials as well. Whether it be hard drive destruction, textile destruction, product destruction, and so much more. Our head office and main depot is located just outside of Durham, close to the A1. This enables to us to quickly and easily service the whole of the North of England, with our fleet of state of the art off site shredding and on site shredding vehicles. We have wagons in Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, and elsewhere on a daily basis.

Outsourcing your confidential destruction needs can help you save a lot of time and money, and most importantly can drastically improve your security compliance. We ensure that we are fully accredited, and take great pride in our high levels of security. We work hard to ensure that we meet the General Protection Regulations (GDPR) and are always up to date with the current UK Data Protection Law.

We provide a certified document disposal service to a broad range of customers covering private individuals, small to medium sized businesses, and large corporate, medical and commercial organisations. Confidential destruction services include bulk onsite and off site information destruction of lever arch files, archive storage boxes, magnetic media, hard drives, tapes and other personal or sensitive information. Shred Base offers a professional and safe recycling service for the scheduled destruction and removal of computer waste, disks and electronic media.

We give companies the peace of mind and confidence that their confidential waste is securely destroyed. Offering local affordable flexible solutions to fit all your needs, with regular collections and one off clear-outs. We offer a complete range of shredding services that can be tailored to the exact destruction requirements of your company – so get in touch today to discuss how Shred Base can help you.

With the new GDPR laws that came into effect in 2018, a lot of companies are still not taking the relevant steps to safely destroy their confidential data. We can help with this, offering shredding services with a secure chain of custody in place, helping customers track where documents are, and when they have been shredded. Without this, it can be very hard to provide evidence of destruction, and you risk facing fines of up to 4% of annual revenue if you let your data enter the wrong hands.

We are always looking for new ways to recycle our end product, and recently partnered with Scents Soaps and Candles to provide them with recycled cardboard to help package and protect the candle making supplies that they sell.