New shred a sack service launched

Date: 2016-01-13

Sheffield based shredding and document management company, Russell Richardson have launched a confidential waste shredding service to ensure the region’s SMEs stay compliant with data protection regulation and protect against data theft. For a one off payment of £99 per year, Russell Richardson will collect, shred, recycle and provide certification for a sack of confidential waste each month.

We’ve seen growing demand for an entry level service suited to data protection conscious small businesses, keen to stay compliant but not generating enough paperwork to warrant committing to our regular services,” said Jonathan Richardson, managing director at Russell Richardson. “For the equivalent of just £1.90 per week, or £8.25 a month, I’m sure many people will agree it’s not worth running an office shredder and spending time doing it themselves. We don’t even need paperclip and staples removing from the documents. You can literally just pop everything in the sack, seal it up and hand it over once a month.” 

The new service allows those companies in South Yorkshire who do not generate enough confidential waste for a standard service to remain compliant with data regulation and protect against data theft and will see Russell Richardson shred, recycle and provide certification for a sack of confidential waste each month. The entry level package includes collection, a certificate of destruction emailed after each collection, plus an annual duty of care, reminders of collection dates and peace of mind – they even supply the security sack.

In addition to ensuring everything needed for data protection compliance is part of the package, the service is environmentally friendly as all the paper shredded is recycled into soft tissue products at the local mill. “Responsibility for data protection is an issue for businesses of all sizes, especially as regulations continue to tighten and public awareness grows. It only takes one document to end up in the wrong hands and a breach has occurred. An investigation for non-compliance follows and a company’s reputation is damaged,” added Jonathan. “All our staff are security cleared and our fleet of vehicles tracked so your data is safe until it arrives at our secure depot in Attercliffe. We also ensure that all confidential waste is shredded on the same day as it is collected before sending out certificates.”                                                                               

For any business there is no time like the present to give unwanted confidential data the sack and ensure 2016 is a compliant one. Better for company documents to be shredded securely than a business reputation to be in tatters. 

Founded 38 years ago in Sheffield, Russell Richardson is now one of the UK’s leading shredding companies. In recent years, the Attercliffe based company has evolved to include a comprehensive range of document management and destruction services including document archiving, media destruction, IT recycling and uniform and product shredding.

To find out more about complete range of services available from Russell Richardson, visit, or to enquire about the new £99 per annum confidential waste service call 0800 294 6552.